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Can You Speak Up While Protecting Your Brand? by Heather Novak

I’ve been told for many years to not “speak my mind” about current events on social media. This was an opinion I strongly subscribed to until recently, when I discovered that silence was a privilege I couldn’t always afford to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolutions by Heather Novak

Forget resolutions. Resolutions are wimpy things we tell ourselves and promptly forget about 4 days later when faced with Aunt Betty’s delicious chocolate cake. Resolutions were before 2016 tried to beat us to the ground. If we’ve learned anything from this … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Gilmored: What the Ending Means by Heather Novak (**WARNING** SPOILERS)

On November 25, I watched all four Gilmore Girl Revival episodes. I have been Gilmored. And I’ve solved the ending. After waiting for nearly 10 years to find my way back to Stars Hollow, I finally made the trip “home” … Continue reading

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Agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock’s Perspective on Pitching by Heather Novak

What’s preparing for an in-person pitch like for an author?  “…palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” Okay, yes. Sometimes I think in Eminem lyrics, I am from Detroit. But what about the “other side?” What do agents think … Continue reading

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Be Open to a New Opening by Heather Novak

As I navigate down the “looking for an agent” highway, I’m struck by how important it is to never stop learning and striving for what you want. With several partials/fulls of my manuscript out, and an ever growing pile of … Continue reading

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I Survived Rust City Book Con! by Heather Novak

As I look at my collection of awesome – books everywhere, posters, hand drawn promo, and signing bags – I am in awe of how amazing my life is! I’m coming down off the high of a book convention (August 12 – … Continue reading

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How NOT to Get an Agent by Heather Novak

On Twitter, I follow several agents because I think they’re awesome follows. Some of them I query, some of them I don’t, some of them reject me, some of them ask for more material. Searching for an agent is tough, but just … Continue reading

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