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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Seventeen

Number Seventeen Family Comes First…Most Of The Time Family is very important, and there is no denying that. In your day-to-day life, no matter what your occupation is, family should come first. But, just like if you’re a firefighter, police officer, military member, banker, lawyer, machinist, bus driver, or flipping burgers at the local fast …

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THWT Question for 27 OCT 2020

Here is the last Two Hundred Word Tuesday for October: Do you travel much concerning your books? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen Good Books Take Time This is an important rule and it applies 100% of the time. The question is, “How much time?” Well, that gets a little fuzzy. The real answer is that a good book takes as much time as it needs. Not a moment less, and not a second longer. Yes, …

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THWT Question for 20 OCT 2020

And the Two Hundred Word Tuesday for today is: Approximately what percentage of your income comes from writing? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Fifteen

Number Fifteen Agents Only Care If Your Current Book Sells Also see Rule Number Fourteen. Just like publishers, traditional agents only care about your current book. That’s all. On the other hand, a representative cares about all of your books—past, current, and future—and about you as a professional in order to reach their goals. It …

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THWT Question for 13 OCT 2020

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today: If you are not not writing full time now, when do you plan to quit your day job to be a full time author? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Fourteen

Number Fourteen Publishers Do Not Care If You Succeed This is a sad fact of the publishing industry. What the publishers care about—and the ONLY thing they care about—is if your latest release succeeds. There are a few publishers who worry about your backlist sales success (see Rule Number Seven) because backlist sales can make …

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THWT Question for 06 OCT 2020

Here is today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question: What writing projects are you working on now? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirteen

Number Thirteen Your Great New Title Is Already Taken Titles are a problem for all authors. You want a title that will say something about the story and catch the potential buyer’s attention. Sometimes, that’s hard to do and most of us struggle as much with the title as we do with the story itself. …

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THWT Question for 29 SEP 2020

The last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for September is: Is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with but haven’t been able to yet? Keep Loving!