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The Writer Mama
If I can do it, so can you!
Interests: regular meals, quality time with the fam', a little r&r, sporadic exercise...and the occasional shower., making deadlines
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Mar 15, 2010
Hi Megan, Thanks for the reference to my book, Get Known Before the Book Deal. I hope you will buy it and read it. If you need help in that regard, I hope you will swing by the Writer Mama Back To School Giveaway. I'll be giving away copies of my book and many others... :)
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Hi Mary Ann, Thanks for hosting! I'll be back later to answer questions if anyone has any. Happy Monday!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on Interview with Christina Katz at MAD about Words
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Hi Mary Ann, Thanks for hosting! I'll be back later to answer questions if anyone has any. Happy Monday!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on Interview with Christina Katz at MAD about Words
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Thanks for the mention, Ann. Happy Mother's Day!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2009 on Anti-Mother's Day at 50-something Moms Blog
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Today's the last day of the blog tour and the hostess gifts are in! Come on over to Robin Mizell's blog and chime in if you have time! And thanks again for hosting!
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Tomorrow's the last day of the blog tour and the hostess gifts are in! Come on over to Robin Mizell's blog and chime in if you have time! And thanks again for hosting!
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Congratulations, Jo! I hope you enjoy your copy of Writer Mama! Hope you'll stick with us for twenty one more days!
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Love to read the honesty and self-analysis in these comments. I hope what everyone will get out of the blog tour is something learned that might not have been clear before. My favorite comments are: Becky: I figure the only way to get rid of it completely is to keep pushing ourselves to actually meet and interact with these people and watch the lightening bolt NOT come down and strike us! :) Amie: I have known editors and worked with editors when I wasn't in a writing role. And they are all fabulous people. I mean can someone who has a snow globe collection be that bad? LuAnn: When an editor reads my writing and offers "constructive" criticism, I can only learn from it. Luci: If I do feel insecure, I know its me and not them. I try to remind myself that they're just doing their job, and not take it too personal. Easier said than done sometimes. Mary Jo: A rejection is not a reflection of your writing talent, it just means your work is still on the "dating" scene - looking for the right match. Thanks for sharing, everyone! :) Christina
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I think I did a good job in my talk yesterday for the Northwest Author Series breaking this down for everyone's sake: As a professional writer we all have four primary areas of focus: Writing craft Selling our work Self-promotion Professional development Without all four, any career would be out of balance. In Get Known, I'm not talking about all of these aspects, just self-promotion. So there is a lot to be said about writing craft (go to the AWP conference, if you want to see a demonstration), a lot to be said about selling your words (read my friend Wendy Burt-Thomas' book The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters for lots of good advice on this topic) and a lot to be said about writers taking their professional development into their own hands. My focus in Get Known is on self-promotion, an area where not nearly enough has been said in a concise, how-to, anybody-can-do-this manner. I hope that it's helpful for platform developers of all stripes!