Category Archives: Don’t Give Up

E-book publishing

The Washington Post has a great story about e-publishing — in particular, self e-publishing. It seems that when it pays off, it pays off big. It seems to be profitable for romance writers, who have a devoted readership anxious to read … Continue reading

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How many agents should you query before giving up?

I noticed that someone was directed to this blog by this Google search: ‘how many agents should you query before giving up?’ I started this blog with posts about NOT giving up, so I hope that some of the inspirational … Continue reading

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Another success story under the heading, Never Give Up!

Today’s guest blog is from another AW writer who went through 185 rejections before finding success. She even switched genres! Her genre was initially horror. But, thanks to the feedback she received from an agent, even though he passed on the manuscript, it’s now … Continue reading

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Steam and Ink

The greatest thing about writing, I think, is the writing community and the friends I’ve met through it. Charlotte  Jane Ivory is a writer of historical mysteries, gothic thrillers, and Victorianoir. (Gotta love that. First Noir, then Scottish Noir. Then my … Continue reading

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The Journey

In light of today’s CBC radio interview  (hard act to follow, a sasquatch) and the extraordinary number of hits my blog is getting as a result, I thought I’d post the full story of my  journey to publication. (This will … Continue reading

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Basic Querying – Ten Tips

I realized, as a result of some of the comments made to this blog (and as a regular contributor to various threads in Absolute Write Water Cooler) that a lot of aspiring authors don’t actually know why they need an agent, how … Continue reading

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Don’t give up.

“The thing you’ve got to have is determination; you’ve got to think ‘I have stories worth telling, I have stories people will want to read.’ So you’ve got to have some self confidence. You’ve got to be persistent, take knockbacks. … Continue reading

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