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Karl Marlantes

Karl Marlantes

I have written about persistence before, especially for writers trying to publish a book. Here is another example from my 10 Tips book that tells of the struggle of an author who never gave up. He was a highly decorated U. S. Marine Corps officer...

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Lorna Page Story

Lorna Page Story

One of the most frequent questions put to me by readers is about age, and the viability of writing so late in life. My answer was to write: 'How I Wrote My First Book'. It includes the chapter, 'It's Never Too Late', a few short stories on how some...

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Making Money with Self-Publishing

Making Money with Self-Publishing

I have written on this subject before, but with so many budding authors looking for more information, here are some of the latest arguments for choosing self-publishing over traditional. Most importantly, perhaps, it should be noted that...

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Writing books for a living is a tough sale.

Writing books for a living is a tough sale.

 The old article reproduced below is one I wrote a couple of years ago. But I feel it is worth repeating simply because so many aspiring authors continue to ask me about self-publishing. A traditional publisher can receive up to 5,000 unrequested...

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I Lost the Manuscript

I Lost the Manuscript

Writing a memoir is a challenging project. One that members of my family and a few friends have hinted at recently: to start putting pen to paper, before I lose the plot. Mainly, I suppose, because of my background and the many ups and downs I have...

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Time Travel Books

Time Travel Books

Ben Fox, the founder of www.shepherd.com has launched a highly stimulating new website for authors and booklovers. One that is growing rapidly every day and, he believes, will soon come to rival Goodreads! It’s free to join, and with the launch of...

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