Querying tips for the modern writer

Thursday, November 14, 2019

So, you want to query an agent, huh? It’s a gamble, yet an exciting one, dear writing, fishing with your art as bait. You must 1) catch the attention of an agent and 2) entice/persuade them into giving you a longer look as a potential client and money maker. The publishing industry is all about the money, but the more knowledge you have before you dive in, the better off…

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Kimmery’s Tips For A Strong Book Launch Party

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When it comes to parties, I tend to roll large. Most of the time this is fine, but in terms of book launch events it may have backfired since my social tendencies and inability to turn anything down resulted in the world’s most over-scheduled book release day. I started off before sunrise with an insane TV segment where a morning show cut to me and a loud, hilarious, supremely confident…

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Book Launch Tips – It’s Not Just a Party

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Less than four months to go until THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE enters the world and I’m in the midst of planning my launch. And yes, I’m having a great big party (6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 21 at the Hartland Public Library if you’re in the area). Like Colleen, I’m planning to combine my launch party with a fundraiser. The local library has graciously offered to host,…

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Writerly Wisdom in Five Parts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We’re talking advice from veteran writers this week on The Ball. Bookstores, libraries, and the internet are full of wisdom from writers who have been there. Here are a few of my favorites. “You can fix anything but a blank page.” – Nora Roberts I’m a reviser. Writing that first draft is pure torture. I enjoy taking my story apart and putting it back together, finding better word choices and…

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Tips from A Master Procrastinator

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a master procrastinator. I mean, why do now what you can put off till tomorrow? Especially since I’ve even created a Twitter hashtag for my indulgence. I present to you: #procrastinatey. Go check it out. Yeah now. You can always read this post later, right? Haha, almost got you there. Uh, yeah. Anyway. I always like to blame my penchant for procrastination…

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