This Month's Article

New Developments in the Publishing Business



More Articles

Prepublished? Prepare for Success

What It's Like to Have a First Novel Out There

First Two Pages Checklist

Kindle Fire - Will It Work Out?

Want An Endorsement?

It's Coming - Get Ready

The Big Mistake

Trends in the New Book Distribution Channel

Figure Out Your Bad Guy First

Effective Tips for Working with Agents and Editors

Why Does This Take So Long?

How NOT to Cheat Your Reader

The Art of Interning

Video Book Trailers

Can You Shop a Book That's Not Finished Without an Agent? Yes!

Will E-Books Push Out Paper Books?

Self-Published Author Beats the Odds

How to Make and Keep Promises to Your Reader

Does it Really Take That Long to Get Ready to Write?

Preparing for Success: The Author Questionnaire

A Dozen Guidelines for How to Give and Receive Critique

Find The Right Agent

Four Principles for a Successful Non-fiction Proposal

How Much Control Does An Author Really Have Over Their Titles and Covers?

Capture the Flying Monkeys

E-mail Etiquette

The Importance of Backstory

A Few Key Contract Negotiating Tips For Newbies

Stuck? Try These Novel Development Tools

The Ah-Ha Moment

The Second Log Line

Your Book's Theme As A Tool

POV The Unappreciated Discipline

Successful Book Signings

Carpel Tunnel is All in Your Head

Con Artist Agents

Finishing That Book

Greasing the Process

Looking Like a Writer

Presenting Your Manuscript Like a Pro

Robin Perini on Braiding Character with Plot

Self Editing Tricks I Use

Strategic Goal Setting



The Genre Hurdle
The Genre Hurdle Table One





Links to Linda's Articles in Cyberspace:


Writers' League of Texas Scribe

"Preparing to Pitch" and "What's Different About the Agents and Editors Conference"



Novel Writing Worksheets in Microsoft Word Format


Section sheet master for Scene and Sequel Planning.doc

Also in pdf format

Goal Motivation Conflict –GMC- Chart for Each Character.doc

Also in pdf format





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