What Makes a Book? (Pt. 1 – Overview of Activities)

When I got my first book contract I was told my book wouldn’t be coming out for almost two years. By the time all was said and done, it was actually slightly more than that. But why? What the heck takes so long? I mean, the book is already written, right? That’s the hardest part, isn’t it? Fast forward seven years. I now have six novels in print and I am a publisher myself (check out https://evilalteregopress.wordpress.com/ if you are interested) and I have a much better idea why things take so long. Over the next few posts I hope to provide you with some idea of things to consider when you are getting published (whether with a small or […]

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Get Published Episode 124 – Nila E White Talks about Lucky or Unlucky: 13 Stories of Fate

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode124.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  I mentioned back in early November that I had two stories coming out in two different anthologies. The first of those anthologies was titled Lucky or Unlucky: 13 Stories of Fate. I thought it would be fun to talk with Nila White who is the editor and publisher of the anthology. So on today’s show, Nila and I discuss the anthology and what went into its production. I also have to apologize. Things are pretty crazy and, as you might be able to tell from my voice, I’m sick. There won’t be a Tips and Typos section in today’s episode. Still, the conversation with Nila was great […]

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I’m (Finally) Published on Wattpad

  (Warning, this post contains a multitude of links) I’ve been hearing about Wattpad a LOT over the past months/year. My good friend Aaron Kite has several of his novels up on the site and even won the Watty Award for his novel, ‘A Touch of Poison’ (which I highly recommend, BTW). Ever since hearing about it, I’ve been considering how to best approach Wattpad. I mean, what are the ramifications to putting one of my stories up there to readers and publishers alike? Do I actually have a novel polished enough to publish in this way. What if the other kids don’t like me? It is sometimes easy, especially for me, to procrastinate to the point that nothing EVER […]

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