Category: Writing & Editing

Traditional Publishing Writing & Editing

Tips for Publishing Through a Small Publisher

Some smaller publishing houses do not require authors be represented by literary agents.  These publishing houses allow authors to query directly.  How do you find the right publisher? Research is key.  The print or online version of the Writer’s Market will be a valuable resource. If you have author friends who write in your genre, […]

Traditional Publishing Writing & Editing

How to Find a Literary Agent

The self-publishing route isn’t for everyone.  If you decided to take the traditional publishing route, chances are you will first try to get a literary agent to represent you.  How do you do this?  How do you find the right agent to represent you? An agent is necessary if your goal is to be published […]

Book Reviews and Excerpts Writing & Editing

An Excerpt From The Exsanguination of the Second Society

The following is an excerpt of The Exsanguination of the Second Society: Scholarly Historical Fiction Relating to Robeson County, North Carolina’s Tuscaroras by Stephanie M. Sellers.  It is from Chapter 5: The Good-Old-Boys Club Sucks Now. It was provided by the author. Miss Lucy found eggs and canned biscuits in the refrigerator and had breakfast […]

Author Interviews Writing & Editing

An Interview with Stephanie M. Sellers

Stephanie M. Sellers describes her hobbies as “country.”  She enjoys gardening – including growing hemp and raising “Thanksgiving” and “Christmas” Bronze Breasted turkeys –  caring for dogs, hiking, and horses. Everything she likes, except writing, she says, involves getting dirty.  In the summer, she can go through three outfits a day. Sellers has been writing […]

Self Publishing the Writing Process Traditional Publishing Writing & Editing

How to Throw a Book Launch Party

A book launch party is an excellent way to debut your newest novel to the world.  For those who are household names or have support of a large, traditional publisher, the party is probably thrown on your behalf.  For independent authors or those who don’t have a publisher’s support, the burden of throwing a party […]

Book Reviews and Excerpts Writing & Editing

An Excerpt of A Cobbler’s Tale

The following is an excerpt of A Cobbler’s Tale by Neil Perry Gordon.  It is from Chapter 52: Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah. It was provided by the author. Clara said little in the days after Captain Berbecki’s assault on her and on her village. She talked to no one about it. The rebbetzin cautiously approached, but […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Meet the Bartlettes: Extended Family in the WW1 Trilogy

The Bartlettes are extended family to the Stewards in my WW1 Trilogy.  The trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later). Here are the six members of the Bartlette family: Amelia: Amelia has been friends […]

Author Interviews Writing & Editing

An Interview with Neil Perry Gordon

Neil Perry Gordon is single with two sons, living in Park Ridge, New Jersey. He is the founder, owner and operator of a window covering business named Decorating with Fabric. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle consisting of organic and biodynamic grown foods and vigorous daily exercise. He has served as president of a natural foods […]

the Writing Process Writing & Editing

Writing Retreats: What Are They Are and How to Find Them

Writing retreats are opportunities for writers to sequester themselves away and accomplish one goal – writing.  Some retreats are held in conjunction with writers conferences and workshops while others are less formals. No matter the type of retreat, you will travel and get a change of scenery that hopefully will help spark your creativity. The […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Meet the Stewards: The Main Characters in the WW1 Trilogy

The Stewards are the main characters in my WW1 Trilogy comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later). Here are the 10 members of the Steward family: Benjamin: The man of the family, although perhaps not its […]

Freelancing Writing the Writing Process Writing & Editing

Grants for Writers: What Are They and How to Find Them

Were you aware that grants are available for writers?  Grants are funds given to businesses, government entities and nonprofit organizations for a specific purpose.  Let’s examine where you can find grants for writers. Arts Writers Grant Program The grant supports new and emerging writers with a literary style and is awarded annually.  Grants are awarded […]

Fiction Writing & Editing

Everything You Need to Know About My WW1 Trilogy

My historical fiction WW1 trilogy is comprised of Angel of Mercy (released in 2019), Those Left Behind (estimated publication date of 2020 or 2021) and Adjustment Year (to follow six months later).    Here’s your guide to the trilogy.  Some spoilers ahead! Each One is a Stand Alone Story Each novel in the trilogy is its […]

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