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Pen IN Hand
December, 2012

Pen IN Hand

Cha, Cha, Cha, Changes!
Pen In HandSearching for a publisher and ghostwriting are ways to stay busy during the transition. Changes can be exciting!
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

Writer As Juggler
Pen In HandWhat do you do when there's too much going on? How do you manage all your life's details and get your writing done on time and to the right level of quality? Here's a little perspective to help.
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

Sell That Book
Pen In HandWhen you write a book, fiction or nonfiction, you are creating a product to sell. If you don't sell it, you don't get paid. Try on the perspective of a marketer and seller of your book from the start.
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

Writers Write
Pen In HandIt's very simple. You'll know you’re a writer if you are indeed writing. If you are not writing, then you are still just a wannabe. Use tools as tools, and let yourself be a writer.
By Peggy Bechko

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

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

Pen IN Hand

Get A Clue
Pen In HandTry out the different areas of writing. Dabble, investigate, be curious. Discover what it is that you want to write. What appeals to you is probably what you'll be good at.
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

How Not To Query
Pen In Hand Avoid these 10 mistakes to enhance your chances with an editor or agent. Bottom line is be professional and to the point.
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

Blown To Hell (Excerpt)
Blown To Hell"Easing away from the edge of the windwagon, Chance was keeping a wary eye on the Comanche warrior, preferring to let the kid facing him make the first move."
By Peggy Bechko

Pen IN Hand

Six Editing Hints For Writers
Pen In HandDo we follow the trends, the dos, the don'ts, the forbidden words in our quest to become published and read by larger audiences? Or is it better to buck the trend?
By Peggy Bechko

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