For Writers

Listen Linda, It’s Not a Hobby

Last week, I listened to a true crime podcast about a writer who killed her husband. Because she was an independent romance writer, I wasn’t surprised when the hosts made jokes about bodice rippers. Misogynistic, uninformed comments come with the territory. But then,...

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Five Women Authors Over Fifty

Attention colleagues! Are you an older female writer struggling to sell that ‘big book’? Do you felt a nugget of anxiety every time you read about another 30-year-old signing a major publishing deal and wonder if your window of opportunity is rapidly closing?  Fear...

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Why I’m Pursuing Traditional Publishing

A few months ago, I mentioned to a group of authors that I wasn’t interested in independently publishing my historical fiction, and they looked at me like I had two heads. Why on earth, they ask, would I endure the headaches and constraints of traditional...

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Ten Tips for New Authors from an Old-Timer

Recently, I was asked if I had any advice for an aspiring author. I had a lot of thoughts, but in the spirit of brevity, I’ve narrowed my tips to ten.  My writing friends will note that much of what I’ve written I should heed myself.  As with all advice,...

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