Category Archives: Getting Down to Business

Three Tips for Dealing with Unsupportive People in Your Writing Life, by Lori Ann Palma

 For every dream you want to achieve, there are people in your life who support you, and those who do not. Non-support comes in many forms, from a lack of interest in what you’re working on to a full-blown attack … Continue reading

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The Five Habits of Professional Writers, by Lori Ann Palma

  Writing is a tough business. Some will succeed, some will fail, but what lies in between is the ability to treat your craft as if your very livelihood depends on it. In other words, you have to be a … Continue reading

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Unsung Allies in the School Market, by Kristen C. Strocchia

     With today’s push for Common Core, it’s important to consider that while there is still a place for all of the traditional genres of children’s literature in the school and library market, marketing tactics may need to change.  Fiction … Continue reading

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The Value of Critique Groups, by Mark Magro

Writing is not a team sport. Really, if I had to give an analogy, I would say writing is like starting an epic solo hike. You pack your gear and tools, all ready to go, with dreams of how wonderful … Continue reading

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Got Business Questions? by Lindsay Bandy

Of course you do! That’s why I’ve invited NY editorial consultant Elizabeth Law to stop by the Eastern Penn Points Cafe…with a twist! YOU ask the questions. That’s right, we’ll be doing our first reader-question-based interview later this month. So … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author and Co-Host of #NoQS, Michelle Hauck, by Lindsay Bandy

Happy Wednesday! Today, the Eastern Penn Points Cafe welcomes Michelle Hauck, author, blogger, and co-host of many online writing contests – including this October’s Nightmare On Query Street  (#NoQS). I invited Michelle to stop by and talk about her books, … Continue reading

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So You Just Wrote A Children’s Book, Now What? by Larry Fogel-Bublick

First congratulations. There’s nothing like finishing a manuscript. Yes, I know you want to send out your manuscript RIGHT now. After all, you’re FINISHED. You spent days, months, or years writing your book. It’s done. Your husband loved it. Your … Continue reading

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