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Twelve Social Media Tips to Boost your Book Sales this Holiday Season

A particular joy of crime writing conferences is the chance to meet new people, writers and non-writers alike.  At Murder By The Book, a two-day event at the fabulous Jesup Library in Bar Harbor this fall, I noticed Con Sweeney’s smile … Continue reading

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Can a Writer Retire?

Philip Roth, long one of my favorite writers, recently announced his retirement. In his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side there’s reportedly a post-it note stuck on his computer screen that says, “The struggle with writing is over.” But how … Continue reading

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Will Novels Survive?

Hi Barb here. I’m in Key West where the temperature is hovering at 66 degrees and everyone is complaining about the cold. (Don’t hate me.) * * * * * Constitutionally, I have to say I hate all conversations that … Continue reading

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Kaitlyn vs. the Robots

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, just back from the Novelists Inc. conference, a gathering of multi-published writers of genre fiction. Like most who attended, I took copious notes because things like discoverability (reaching new readers) and figuring out how to best use … Continue reading

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Been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt.

One of the signs of fall around our house is a change in what I wear when I’m writing. As the weather gets colder, I go from shorts and t-shirts to sweats. I have a lot of t-shirts. When I go to … Continue reading

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Rejection—Part Two by Barbara Ross

I wrote earlier this week about how I’ve experienced the act of rejecting as an editor. Today I want to talk about how I’ve come to think about rejection from the other side, as a writer. Honestly, haven’t handled it … Continue reading

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Cooks For Books

Jim Hayman:  I don’t know whether it’s something in the air or in the water or whether, as is more likely, it grows out of the general culture of the place. But, for a state with just over a million … Continue reading

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