Monthly Archives: July 2013

How do I make nonfiction writing topics not boring? Fiction is entirely made up from the author’s mind. Nonfiction is based off real life facts and historical events. When I think of nonfiction my mind goes back to school, to … Continue reading

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Where can I read a free book excerpt of Feather From a Stranger? Below is a free book excerpt from Alaska mystery author Marianne Schlegelmilch. This free book excerpt is from her novel, Feather From a Stranger. To see how I … Continue reading

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How long should my manuscript word count be? How long does it take to write a book? These questions are wide open for interpretation. I think the shortest amount of time it took me to write a novel was nine months … Continue reading

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How do I have successful book signings? For many first time authors this is a daunting question. No one teaches an author what to expect when it comes to scheduling and attending a book signing. They are expected to learn … Continue reading

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Why do I need to start marketing my book with my query letter? First, before I answer why it’s important to start marketing with your query letter, I’ll explain why marketing is so important to an author. What is marketing … Continue reading

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