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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 19 FEB 2019

Here is the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today: How long does it take you to write a book? 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 12 FEB 2019

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite? 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 05 FEB 2019

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today… Do you see any of your characters becoming popular among cosplayers? If so, which one(s) and why? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twelve

Number Twelve As Soon As A Book Is Released, You Will Find 100+ Editing Errors Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. O’Toole’s Corollary: Murphy was an optimist. Yes, Murphy is alive and well. He works in the publishing business. Just a couple of my own experiences in this area… I once released …

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THWT Question for 29 JAN 2019

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today… Have you written a book (or story) you love that you have not been able to publish for some reason? Keep Loving!

THWT Question for 22 JAN 2019

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: How do you pick excerpts used to promote your books? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Ten

Number Ten Generally Speaking, Writing Experts Aren’t I want you to think about something totally unrelated to writing for a minute… How many people are there professing they are “experts” in social media or search engine optimization (SEO) or various other subjects related to online marketing? Millions? More? Why are there so many? Because there …

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