‘The Authors Spouse’ – a poem

The Authors Spouse A poem by Eileen Slovak Do you imagine a literal life, where you might be a writer’s wife? What would your novel existence be, lingering in the vast shadow of he? When he railed and ranted at the world, would not your sales too, be unfurled? While he reposed in fanfare glow,Continue reading “‘The Authors Spouse’ – a poem”

Does your story have a pulse?

So, last year, I’m sitting in a room at a writer’s conference, listening to a panel of editors and agents talk about what they don’t want to see in a story.  Finally, some brave writer in the audience asked: “Well, what do you want?” This seemed to stump the group, but then there was someContinue reading “Does your story have a pulse?”

#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”

Writers Group Therapy

Thought for the week: If you can’t take the heat, stay away from the fire pit. As an aspiring writer, I subscribe to various trade publications, my favorite being Writers Digest Magazine. The magazine offers solid advice, contest opportunities, author interviews and inspiration among other things. One piece of valuable advice I garnered from WDContinue reading “Writers Group Therapy”

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