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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 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!

Casting Call for Love Excerpt

This is a short excerpt from Casting Call for Love available on my Free Reads page. WARNING: Adult language is used. Roland swallowed. “Cut.” He remembered the microphone in his lap. He brought it to his lips. “Cut!” Jim looked down from the camera. He took a deep breath. “You want a print?” “I have …

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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 22 SEP 2020

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: What are the most important elements of good writing? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Eleven

Number Eleven Most Promo Companies Only Promote Themselves This is not aimed at all promotional companies…just most of them. It is also not aimed at any particular company or companies…just general observations and comments. What is it that most of the promotional companies do? In a nutshell, they send out notices about your book…most of …

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