Ten Questions for Nancy Poling

by Marylee MacDonald in For Writers Ready to Publish, Ten Questions

An editorial service for new writers provides thorough and affordable feedback.

Ten Questions for Gail Aldwin

by Marylee MacDonald in For Readers, Ten Questions

In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, Gail Aldwin, for sharing your insights about what it takes to get a book into print. – Marylee MacDonald Author Tip: “I follow a three-act structure to avoid narrative dead ends […]

A Road Map for Writers and Authors: Part 1

Are you a writer, or are you an author? Here’s the difference. A writer has one story to tell, and although it may take years to finish a book, a writer will feel content when that book is done. An author–someone who aspires to have a career as a creative person–will feel driven to learn […]

Ten Questions for Dan Lawton

by Marylee MacDonald in For Readers, Ten Questions

THAT WAS BEFORE is thriller and crime writer Dan Lawton’s sixth page-turning novel.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 4: The Money Quote

by Marylee MacDonald in Book launch, For Writers Ready to Publish

A money quote from a professional book reviewer is an essential part of an author’s book page.

Ten Questions for C.Y. Corbett: Editorial Help for New Authors

by Marylee MacDonald in For Writers Ready to Publish, Ten Questions

An editorial service for new writers provides thorough and affordable feedback.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 3

by Marylee MacDonald in General

A quick retrospective of two book launches during the Covid pandemic showed me the road map for my next book launch.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Marylee MacDonald’s Book Launch Tracker can help you plan effective book launches. Essentially, a tracker functions like a runway. If you want your book to have liftoff, you need a three- to six-month lead time, but if you don’t you lay out the tasks in advance, the day of your […]

What’s the Best Launch Strategy? Part 1

The answer to “What’s the best book launch strategy?” is that a successful launch strategy depends on you. The only thing that won’t work is to have no launch plan. And, yet, that’s the situation most writers find themselves in. Tongue hanging out, they can’t wait to “get the book up on Amazon,” and then […]

Ten Questions for Jenny Wheeler

by Marylee MacDonald in Ten Questions

In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, Jenny Wheeler, for allowing us to learn about how a late-in-life writer from New Zealand found inspiration and excitement in the gold fields of California! – Marylee MacDonald Author Tip: “Think […]

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