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Author Earnings: the latest!

The October Author Earnings report is out, and for anyone even contemplating epublishing, it’s a compulsory read. This is the site’s fourth quarterly report, this time drawing on data from…

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Why people buy books

52% — Author reputation 49% — Personal recommendation 45% — Price 37% — Book Reviews 22% — Cover/Blurb 14% — Advertising (including online) ¬† From the 2010 Survey of Book-Buying…

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Writer’s block

I can’t find the original source of this piece, so it may be like that famous Abraham Lincoln quote: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Still, it strikes…

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The key to success …

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Quotes: Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.  Robert Heinlein .

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Quotes: Graham Greene

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear…

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Writers at Work: Lee Child

Last week, author Lee Child was interviewed on Radio New Zealand. He said this about his writing process … Basically, the first draft is what is published because I think…

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Quotes: Somerset Maugham

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.  Somerset Maugham .

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Quotes: Joe Konrath

… the only two groups required in a reader and writer relationship is the reader and the writer. Everyone else is a middleman that needs to prove his value. ……

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Writerly advice

A reader emailed me: Hello Geoff, … I am looking at putting my idea of a story down on paper and really have no idea where to start. I am…

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