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Melodee’s Rule for Authors — Number Five

Number Five Agents Who Represent Single Titles Instead Of The Author Are Con-Artists Do you have an agent? If no, you need to look into getting one. To make it to the real big time in the writing industry, you really need representation. Yeah, you can make some money on your own, but not much. …

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THWT Question for 04 AUG 2020

Here’s today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question… Is there a particular message in any of your stories that you want readers to grasp? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Four

Number Four If Your “Publisher” Wants Money, They Are A Printer, Not A Publisher See also Rules One, Two, and Three as they are closely related to this Rule. This Rule summarizes the previous three rather nicely. Honestly, this is just common sense, and needs very little in the way of expansion. On the other …

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THWT Question for 28 JUL 2020

Let’s dig into how to help other writers in today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday… Do you have any suggestions to help others become better writers? If so, what are they? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Three

Number Three Never Pay For Cover Art See also Rules One, Two, and Four as they are closely related to this Rule. As outlined in Rule Number One, cover art is a part of the cost of doing business, but that cost belongs to the publisher, NOT the author. Just like with editing as detailed …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Two

Number Two Never Pay To Have Your Book Edited See also Rules One, Three, and Four as they are closely related to this Rule. As outlined in Rule Number One, editing is a part of the cost of doing business, but that cost belongs to the publisher, NOT the author. The biggest reason is Rule …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number One

We’ve reached the point in the cycle where the Rules for Authors return to the beginning. I repost the Rules instead of pointing to the prior iteration because the Rules are in a constant state of flux, just like the entertainment industry itself. So, here we go again! Number One Money Flows TO The Author …

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THWT Question for 07 JUL 2020

Getting back to the here and now, today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question looks at your current works: Can you share a little of your current work with us? Keep Loving! (NOTE: This can be either your latest release or your next planned release.)

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Eight

Number Thirty-Eight Read A Few Books OK, more correctly, read a LOT of books. This all ties back to other Rules where we’ve talked about writing what will sell and keeping your books on the book seller’s hot lists. Yes, as I’ve said, a representative or (sometimes) agent will help you here, and a personal …

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THWT Question for 30 JUN 2020

Let’s talk about listening to a book in today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday Question: Have any of your books/stories been made into an audio book? If so, what was the experience like? Keep Loving!