Finding a Balance Between Writing and Marketing
Note from Jane: The following post by Joshua Graham (@J0shuaGraham) is the third in a series sponsored by Nook Press, offering tips and advice ...
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writing life time balance
How do you navigate the writing life when you have an intense day job? Does such a thing as work-life ...
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Mansi Shah
THE TASTE OF GINGER author discusses challenges in her quest for publication, writing about the immigrant experience, and much more ...
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Laura Zats and T.S Ferguson
Two literary agents discuss the usefulness and limits of assigning a genre to writing, and how it’s perceived by publishers ...
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For freelancers, forgoing social media can mean giving up crucial visibility. But it can also provide time to focus on ...
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Giving your book a good title that captures the essence of your story is one of the most important things you’ll ...
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Advanced Self-Editing 3-Part Master Class with Roz Morris
This class is now over and is unavailable for purchase. Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming classes. The magic happens ...
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Embracing a Creative Pivot: Q&A with Darien Hsu Gee
Author Darien Hsu Gee discusses writing and publishing across multiple genres, going back for her MFA at age 50, and ...
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Whether grappling with believable world-building or adherence to historical accuracy, these six tips will help you navigate this daunting genre ...
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Stefanie Sanchez von Borstel and Leslie Zampetti
In this Q&A, agents Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel and Leslie Zampetti tackle the complications of authorship and literary citizenship in ...
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Choosing a Publicist: Ruling Out and Ruling In
There are a lot of publicists out there. How can you pick the right one? This is a crucial decision, ...
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curse of knowledge
Few of your readers care about what you know, no matter how many years you have spent accumulating that wisdom ...
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yin yang writing
To some degree, we get to pick and choose our publishing and publicity tasks. Sometimes we forget this and freak ...
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Starting Later & Starting Over: Launching a Writing Career When You’re No Longer “Young”
Seven-figure deals seem to be given to more 20-something debut writers than debut writers in any other age group, yet ...
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5 On: Ian Thomas Healy
In this 5 On interview, author and publisher Ian Thomas Healy shares what he learned from his experiences with literary ...
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What You Need to Write Your First Book After Age 50   
First and foremost: Set realistic goals. Is this book going to change your life? No. After publication, you will not ...
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AWP 2018: Tips on the Business of Writing and Publishing
For AWP 2018, I hired a team of writers to help me cover business-related sessions, as part of the launch ...
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Mary C Moore and DongWon Song
What should writers do if they feel that an agent isn’t honoring their obligations, contractual or otherwise? What's the best ...
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Andrew Rhomberg
Reader analytics measures the strength of reader engagement with a book. This data helps publishers more effectively market and promote ...
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/ Marketing & Promotion
writing classroom
Most writers want an MFA for one of three reasons: They want to teach writing, they want to get published, ...
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Rufi Thorpe
Author Rufi Thorpe discusses writing for men, her improbable path to publication, what she likes to see in a book ...
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authors guide to pinterest
Learn four reasons writers might want to use Pinterest, how to best use the platform, and best practices to get ...
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Editor and writing coach Rebecca Faith Heyman discusses three ways you might be sabotaging your prospects with an agent (and ...
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Writer Joseph Bates explains all the point-of-view options for your novel and how to choose the best point of view ...
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Brooke McIntyre of Inked Voices explains what to look for in a critique group and how to find the best ...
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The Ether Is Moving to ThoughtCatalog.com
Table of Contents “When the industry looks out of the window” Jane Friedman: Porter’s Brain My Fellow Millennials “When the ...
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In Writing on the Ether at JaneFriedman.com, Porter Anderson looks at allegations of bullying in the book-recommendations community in a ...
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Finding your readers
If you're having trouble finding your audience, your message may not be connecting with readers on a personal level. Here's ...
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Writing on the Ether provides selected news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic Porter Anderson ...
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Writers in the Spotlight: How To Turn Your Readings Into Book Sales with Porter Anderson Join me in this spe­cial ...
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Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic ...
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Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic ...
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Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic ...
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Currently presented by Cassandra Marshall, author of The Stars Fell Sideways, Writing on the Ether is a collection of news ...
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Writing on the Ether is a collection of news and perspectives on publishing. It is written by journalist and critic ...
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Celebrating its 52nd consecutive week of gas, Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by Deirdre Gogarty, author with Darrelyn ...
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Currently sponsored by Roz Morris, author of My Memories of a Future Life, Writing on the Ether is a collection ...
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Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by author, Internet entrepreneur, and international speaker J.F. Penn and her new book, ...
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Writing on the Ether is currently sponsored by author and publisher Will Entrekin and his book The Prodigal Hour from ...
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Kevin Franco of Calgary’s Enthrill Books has come to the Ether, wise man that he is, to announce to you ...
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This week in Writing on the Ether: Literature and long lines / The AWP conference sits down in Chicago ...
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The tote baggers' secret is that while everybody else gets drunk for the new year, the publishing industry is actually ...
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