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The Query

The Query

It is incredible how everything you dream about depends on a one page letter. You could write the greatest novel ever but if your query stinks, no one will ever read your novel. What Is It? The sole purpose of the query is to “hook” the agent into requesting the first three chapters or better…

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Creating Your Fanbase Before Publication

Creating Your Fanbase Before Publication

A writer friend of mine, Keris Stainton has just released her third book, Emma Loves LA. What is so amazing about Keris is that prior to publication of her first book, she had already established a wide fan base using social media. I interviewed her for Writers Forum UK two years ago on this very…

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The Basic Rules

The Basic Rules

Grammar and Punctuation Recently, while sending out my current work-in–progress (WIP) to the round of agents, I came across an agent’s blog that was downright scary. The spelling and punctuation were atrocious. She even violated a basic rule of using a plural verb form with a singular noun. It was quite annoying; after all, are…

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Utilizing Facebook

Utilizing Facebook

Like Twitter, Facebook (FB) is another social networking site. It was recently reported to have 600 million users worldwide. It is a little more in depth than Twitter in that you can create your own profile which can include DOB, status (married, single, etc), level of education and where you went to college to religious…

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Insanity Writing

Insanity Writing

Interview with Don Britt The ultimate act of writing insanity: that’s what Don Britt calls his attempt to produce twenty-four novels over the course of the next year, beginning this month. Don got the idea after he participated in The 3 Day Novel Writing Contest this past September. That planted the seed for him to…

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Learning from Noah Lukeman

One of my favorite books is The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. Recently I received an email from his website letting me know about a couple of free items available there. I’d like to share them with you: How to Write a Great Query Letter is available as a free download. Ask a Literary…

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Vicki Kissinger

Vicki Kissinger

BIW Member Interview Vicki Kissinger lives in Erie, Pennsylvania with her best friend and husband James, his four cats and her two German Shepherd Dogs. Burned out after working eighteen years as a registered nurse she started a new career as a canine obedience instructor working with pet dogs and problem behaviors. Recently disabled due…

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Cynthia Hudson

Cynthia Hudson

BIW Member Interview Cynthia Hudson is a freelance writer and novelist originally from New England. She has completed two fiction novels, dozens of short stories, and several non-fiction articles that can be found on the web. She is also working on an online novella that will be completed this fall. Moe: When did you know…

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Jerry Ackerman

Jerry Ackerman

BIW Member Interview Jerry Ackerman shares a townhouse in northern Virginia with two cats. When not doing the bidding of his feline owners, he spends time with his fiance’ watching old movies and reading. His alter ego, Alistair Kimble enjoys writing fantasy and science fiction. Moe: When did you know you wanted to be a…

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Nancy Evertz

Nancy Evertz

BIW Member Interview Nancy Evertz is a romance writer living in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – Minnesota. She has five children scattered around the country – and sometimes around the world. She is a gardener, cook, singer, golfer, dancer, skier and avid reader. Moe: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?…

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