L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

By: Karen Rinaldi Author Karen Rinaldi sucks at surfing, but she continues to dedicate hours to it anyway, and she explains why we should also be okay with failure in many forms—even our writing. I’ve spent the last two decades devoting myself to an activity that I will never master. Worse, I will never even reach …

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*LANGUAGE WARNING terribleminds 1. This Industry Is Alarmingly Subjective Despite the promises of certain snake oil salesmen offering to sell you a magical unguent that — once slathered upon your inflamed nethers — will assure that your book gets published, no actual formula for success exists. If it did, a book would go out into the world …

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Morris M. The classic image of a writer is a hard-working, hard-drinking lone wolf who breaks big stories and rakes in a fortune. But while we don’t really expect every journalist to be Tom Wolfe or every author to be Ernest Hemingway, there’s still a huge gulf between reality and what most of us imagine …

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by Clayton Noblit Every year at Written Word Media, we write about the major publishing industry trends as we see them. Some we get right, some we get wrong, but the best part is hearing what authors have to say in the comments and on social media. Self-publishing is a rapidly evolving industry, and those …

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