Writing and Balancing Social Media

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A Writer's Path

Social Media

by Eve Messenger 

As writers, most of us have four jobs: our day job, family life, writing, and social media. For obvious reasons, we have to spend time at our day jobs. We also have to spend time with our families because, well, relationships make life worth living. As for writing, that’s non-negotiable. Except it is. Even when our life’s ambition is to publish novels, we don’t always make enough time to write, and sometimes (often) the culprit is our fourth job, social media.

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Why Writing a Cozy Is Harder Than It Looks

Wicked Cozy Authors

By Sherry — It finally feels like December

At a recent conference I went to dinner with my editor and two thriller writers. I looked up the two writers before our dinner. They were tough men with great credentials and popular series. And then there was little old me — the cozy writer. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I know how some people react when I say I write cozies. No one has actually ever patted me on the head and said, “that’s so cute” but I’ve seen it in their eyes. (Read Barb’s great blogs: How I Learned to Relax About Being a “Cozy” Author and Just Write the Damn Books–Part I, Part II, and Part III)

IMG_5023The two thriller writers laughed when my editor told them you couldn’t kill more than two people in a cozy. (And really, is that a thing? Because I’d…

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Christmas is not a time nor a season

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

~Calvin Coolidge

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You must take personal responsibility

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

~Jim Rohn

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Six years, three-and-a-half books and one bruised heart: how I (finally) found my agent

Jo Hogan Writes

 

I’ve been staring at this title for about ten minutes now, still unable to believe that I’m lucky enough to be working with Susan Armstrong, a leading literary agent with Conville and Walsh. Before I explain how my dream (finally) came true, there are two things I want to say: first, if you’re reading this, then chances are you don’t yet have an agent. I’ve read and enjoyed these kinds of posts for years, so I know that on a bad day, reading about someone else’s success can sometimes make you feel like a ‘failure’. Well you’re not, and I hope that reading this post will give you more, not less hope.

My second piece of advice is to pull up a chair: my journey to representation was not a short one, so I’m going to describe each of the ten agonising steps that (eventually) got me there:

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Words are to be taken seriously

Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words set things in motion. I’ve seen them doing it. Words set up atmospheres, electrical fields, charges. I’ve felt them doing it. Words conjure. I try not to be careless about what I utter, write, sing. I’m careful about what I give voice to.

~Toni Cade Bambra

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