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When deadlines allow, I love to muse on all things publishing. I share tips, tricks and stories to make your path easier + more fun!

Signed Big Magic Book Giveaway!

  It’s that time again. Book Mama book giveaway! Time for me to thank YOU for being part of my community (because writing is so much more fun as part of a tribe!). A few years ago, you may remember, I bought 10 copies of Liz Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things to give to my blog readers. […]

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Got memoir. Need platform?

“Nobody who changed the world did it by waiting for an audience.” ~Jeff Goins A writer just emailed me in a bit of a panic. She’s finished her book, but for reasons I’m not yet completely clear on, chose not to work on creating a platform at the same time. What are your suggestions?” she […]

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