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May 27, 2014

Most writers hate marketing. We don't like promotions. We hate cold calling and networking, and most of us find our author bios to be the hardest things we've ever written. In short, we're not salespeople.

But, in today's world, if you want to sell your book, you're g...

May 20, 2014

You’ve spent weeks, months, even years drafting and revising your work. You’ve researched agents, editors, contests, and publishing houses. You’ve read their recent winners and recently published authors. You think you’re done, that you’re ready to submit.

Hold on. No...

May 13, 2014

One of my favorite author quotes has long been from Elmore Leonard, “I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” Ernest Hemingway meant something similar when he talked about good stories being like icebergs: “If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writ...

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Sarah is a full-time author, editor, coach, and poet based in the Austin area. She writes and blogs about books, writing, publishing, politics, personal finance, migraine, chronic illness, motherhood, domestic violence, women's issues, and law. 

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