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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

For writers, rejection can take many shapes. The classic shape, of course, is a rejection letter from an agent, a publisher or a magazine. For decades, those letters determined the life and success of a writer. (I have a few … Continue reading

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What will they think?

Here you are, having written something that touches your heart. A poem, a story, maybe even your About page or even sales copy for your new program. You’ve poured the love of words into it – and your heart. Those … Continue reading

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The Fear of Rejection

The fear of rejection is huge. In fact, it is a central fear that every young child feels immediately: Being rejected by one’s family means death, quite simply, because a small child cannot survive without the care and love of … Continue reading

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