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COLUMNS December, 2012

Pen IN Hand

Refined Author's Guide
Pen In HandBooksellers are your friends. Treat them well and they can treat you well. They need to know who you are and that you have a book to sell.
By Peggy Bechko

Write On!

The Well Of Creativity
Write OnRefill your well with planned downtime. If the inspiration hits you, go with it. On the average day, however, remember to take a breather.
By Ken Robinson


Marketing Books To Libraries
INstructionSeeing libraries as a marketing partner is useful. If you've had an unpleasant library experience, don't let it keep you from this marketing opportunity.
By Helen Dunn Frame


Seven Virtues
INscribeWriters should embrace the seven virtues. There is strength and support for your writing success to be found in the application of each to your scribing.
By Bev Walton-Porter

IN Her Own Write

Lots Of Plots
In Her Own WriteAny story is some version of a human (or human-like) life. That's how we write what we know. But focus on making the writing great to ensure that oldie is a goodie.
By Anne R. Allen

Pen IN Hand

Writers As Complainers
Pen In HandPeggy Bechko points out the flaws in the complaints of would-be writers. Are you a writer, or what? Then stop complaining and get to it.
By Peggy Bechko

Write On!

Flogged By A Rooster
Write On"Okay, Ill admit it was a bantam rooster, maybe a third of the size of a regular rooster. Which is why I stuck my hand out there, not thinking I'd be bleeding after the ordeal."
By Ken Robinson


"I" Isn't In
INstructionDraw your reader in with the hook of something tempting a reason to take an interest. Establish the reader's interest and your expertise before bringing the focus to yourself.
By Helen Dunn Frame


Essential Ingredients
INscribeThree foundational ingredients are the base to the soup of any writing success. Be sure you've got these in your cupboard and begin creating the writing life you've dreamed about.
By Bev Walton-Porter

IN Her Own Write

Writers' Conferences?
In Her Own Write Do you really need to go? What will you and won't you really get out of a conference? Anne's been there; she spills the beans.
By Anne R. Allen

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