Category Archives: Advice For Authors

Chuck Sambuchino: How To Sign With A Literary Agent

Chuck Sambuchino

Ask any author who has tried to go the traditional publishing route and they will tell you that it’s virtually impossible to get your work in front of a large publishing house without the help of a reputable, well-connected literary agent. That’s the author’s Catch 22: it’s just as difficult – if not more so Listen Now

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Michaelbrent Collings: Ten Steps To Overnight Success -or- How It Only Took A Decade To Get Paid)

Michaelbrent Collings

The top 1% of members of the Writers Guild of America — the folks who make between $600,000 and the “big money” (seven figures) number in the mere dozens. Of the rest of them — members of a group that as a rule has to get paid to even join — only the top 25% Listen Now

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Russell Blake: How To Sell Loads of Books

Russell Blake

This does not represent the only way to do things, but it’s my way, and is the synthesis of everything I’ve learned over the last 23 months of self-publishing: Pick a genre. Pick one genre that’s popular and with which you are extremely familiar, and then write in that genre. Stick to it. Don’t hop Listen Now

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Joseph Finder: Just Write The Damn Book Already

Joseph Finder - Suspicion

You wouldn’t believe how many people I meet who tell me they’ve got a great idea for a novel … if only they had the time to write! “You know,” I say, “You’re right. That’s my secret. I have all this free time.” And if only I had the time to run for President, I’d Listen Now

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Hugh Howey: My Advice To Aspiring Authors

Hugh Howey

Yes, that’s an ambitious title for a blog post. It might even be seen as egotistical (it feels egotistical to me). But I recently did an anniversary AMA on Reddit, and this question came up over and over again: “What advice would you give an author just starting out?” It was too big of a Listen Now

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