Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?

I met a writer at a conference who said he sent 300 query letters before self-publishing.  I read some of his work, he is a good writer; but is writing 300 query letters a good strategy?  Based on my research over the past several years, I would say that quality is always better than quantity.Continue reading “Query Letters: Quantity or Quality?”

Why Black and White Films Trump Reality TV

So I’m flipping through the three hundred or so channels on my new overpriced and overrated ‘bundle’ and finding absolutely NOTHING that holds my attention.  After a hosing by the last ‘bundle’ company, you would think I would have learned my lesson. In truth, I could pull the plug, plop the TV on the curbsideContinue reading “Why Black and White Films Trump Reality TV”

Sharing the Gift of Literature

“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis After completing the seven book series “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, my ten-year-old son, asked: “Do you ever get that sad feeling when you’ve finished a good series and you can’t continue (to read) because there are no more books?” My heartContinue reading “Sharing the Gift of Literature”

#Putting Some Win in Your Sales

Question for the week:  Can you sell your words without selling your soul? If you directly show the desire to sell something or worse, call yourself a Salesperson, can you escape negative connotations?  The word Salesman calls to mind images of polyester leisure suits, used cars and telemarketers hawking something you don’t want, refusing to take no for anContinue reading “#Putting Some Win in Your Sales”

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