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How Can I Get My Memoir Published

How Can I Get My Memoir Published

After you have toiled and tinkered and revised for ages, and you feel you finally have a strong manuscript, you begin to wonder how on earth to get your book into print. It goes without saying that that is a tough world, and even really top literary manuscripts fail to find a New York publisher. […]

October 25, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
You’re a Writer. Now Act Like One!

You’re a Writer. Now Act Like One!

My entire life had been in a single large city.  I loved the important hustle of the daytime and the somewhat dangerous excitement of the night. Art and fabulous food fed my deeper cravings. Still, I always felt that my forever life was waiting for me somewhere drastically different.  On impulse, I moved to San Diego, […]

September 6, 2013 | By | 56 Replies More
You’re Never Too Old to Write a Book

You’re Never Too Old to Write a Book

“Big deal,” I hear you saying.  Of course you’re never too old to write a book! These days, anyone can become an author. It is so easy; by using “Publishing on Demand” and publishing on the internet, anyone can get a book out there. So what am I talking about?  I’m talking about the fact […]

June 21, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
The Writing Part is Easy: A Publishing Story

The Writing Part is Easy: A Publishing Story

So you find an hour here and there, a weekend, holidays, and when the kids are gone for the summer. You write. Stops and starts. It’s all wrong and then finally you find your voice and then it flows. Ah. You’re in the throes of creativity. Thoughts come on their own accord. While you’re in […]

June 5, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
QUEER GREER: From Self-Published to Indie Pubbed

QUEER GREER: From Self-Published to Indie Pubbed

I wrote my first novel, Queer Greer, in 2007. The arduous process of querying literary agents and publishers started the following year. Several dozen rejection letters later, I was not dissuaded from my belief that I had a publishable piece of work – only that, perhaps, the traditional publishing route was not the best way […]

April 16, 2012 | By | 8 Replies More
The Challenges of Self-Publishing – And Why I’d Do It Again

The Challenges of Self-Publishing – And Why I’d Do It Again

With a publisher, fame and fortune would certainly follow.  Right? The idea for Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs came to me in the night.  Literally.  At 2 AM, I raced to a lined yellow pad and each of the 51 chapters fell out of my head and onto the paper.  Just like […]

April 13, 2012 | By | 10 Replies More
Making It Into the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest

Making It Into the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest

I haven’t won a lot of prizes in my life, which is surprising, given my Irish heritage. They say the Irish are an especially lucky lot, but not this Irish girl. I remember winning three small items in my entire life. I recollect winning a beige coloured, plastic statue of the Virgin Mary at St. […]

August 11, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Published! Does it matter how?

Published! Does it matter how?

“Wow!” Co-workers and acquaintances exclaim and ask when they see the print copy of my book. “You got published?” They ask. That question is hard for me to answer. I know they’re expecting to hear the name of a famous publishing house. Sometimes they ask, “Who published it?” That one is easier. I just smile […]

June 1, 2011 | By | 13 Replies More
Is it Your Turn to Be a Published Author?

Is it Your Turn to Be a Published Author?

It is really fascinating how things manifest. My first book, The Book of Obeah (website link) , was conceived early one morning, when I woke up with the first few words in my head. Until that moment, I never really thought about writing a thriller, even if I have always been an avid reader of suspenseful […]

Interview with “Write to be Published” Author, Nicola Morgan

Interview with “Write to be Published” Author, Nicola Morgan

Nicola Morgan’s new 2011 book, Write to be Published. Nicola Morgan is an award-winning author from the UK with around ninety published books to her name and is well known as a speaker about all aspects of writing and publishing. She is the creator of the popular blog, Help! I Need a Publisher! and is […]