Follow the Dots

There are times when I think I am a bit slow. There are other times when I KNOW I am, but that is a story for another time. As you well know, I talk about networking…a LOT! What I haven’t really mentioned is that when you meet one person, it is a great idea to also learn who they know. Allow me to illustrate my point. A few weeks ago, I received an email from Ian at Deux Voiliers Publishing. He had stumbled acrossGet Publishedand asked if I would be interested in interviewing some of Deux Voiliers’ authors. I am always looking for guest so I said yes. I also asked him if he would appear so I could get […]

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Challenge Yourself through Contests

As a writer, I am always looking for a new way to improve my writing skills. I have done this by entering events like NanoWriMo and by doing things like my 30-in-30 short story self-challenge and I think I have attained a modicum of success doing them. Still, I need to keep pushing myself or I will fall back into my bad habits of watching television, playing online games and generally wasting time instead of writing. The problem is, I don’t always have the ambition to come up with something new to try on my own. That’s where writing contests come in. I have entered a writing contest in the past, specifically the “Write a First Chapter” contest put on […]

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Get Published, Episode 7 – What Types of Feedback are Available to an Author

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode7.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Hello Everyone and Happy First Week of June! I am pleased to say that the weather has actually started to feel like summer. Since our summers are short to start with that is a major announcement, let me tell you. In this episode I talk about the various opportunities you, the author, have for your work. I know I’ve asked myself many times if my work is good enough to publish. I hope some of the ideas I bring up in this episode will help you to get the answers you are looking for. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 7 Everything has to start somewhere and […]

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