The Worst Storyline Ever Contest 2.0

The Worst Storyline Ever Contest 2.0 Guest Blogger: Chuck Sambuchino, editor and writer for Writer’s Digest, and host of the Guide To Literary Agents blog.   Here’s Chuck:   September 2015 sees the release of three of my new books, the 2016 Guide to Literary Agents, the 2016 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, and the anti-clown humor book When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide.   To celebrate their release, we are bringing back a popular recurring contest: The “Worst Storyline Ever”—a competition that encourages terrible loglines. Winners get prizes.   The “Worst Storyline Ever” Contest 2.0 A logline is one sentence that explains what your story is about and shows the “hook” – the unique idea that makes people want to see more. You see loglines all the time...

Deciding Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Deciding Between Traditional and Self-Publishing It’s rare for me to post anything strictly promotional here on my blog, but today is a special day for me. My first self-published e-book is now available on Amazon! Here’s the info:     How Do I Decide? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing   There is plenty of information available on both traditional and self-publishing. But how do you decide between the two? How Do I Decide? is a concise, definitive resource that will guide you through the decision, allowing you to ignore the noise and hype and focus on the right path for YOU. This is a fair and balanced approach that avoids favoring one choice over the other—and instead shows you how to determine which best fits your own situation. About 50 pages jammed full of insider information, How Do I Decide?...

Friday Fun

I came across this cute video on YouTube. Enjoy!

Announcing My E-Book Series

Announcing My E-Book Series In response to numerous requests over the last few years, I’m excited to finally announce my first series of e-books: “A Field Guide For Authors” I’m starting with four titles, which I’ll roll out in November and December: * * *   Taking a cue from the inimitable Michael Hyatt, I’m forming an official Field Guide Launch Team of 100 people to help me get the word out about the books. Members of the Launch Team will receive the following benefits: Free copies of any two of my e-books Membership in a private Facebook group for me and my launch team A listing on this blog that includes your brief bio and a link to your blog or website My undying gratitude! Membership on the Launch Team means you agree to: Help spread the word via all means of...

Too Much Coffee? No Such Thing.

Too Much Coffee? No Such Thing. I’m a huge fan of memoir. I enjoy reading stories about people’s lives. And I love getting to know you, my blog readers. Every once in awhile we have a day here on the blog where you get to tell us about yourself. So today, let’s do Six Word Memoirs. I’m game if you are. (My Six Word Memoir is the title of this post.) Put your six word memoir in the comments. Let’s get to know each other, six words at a time. Have a good...

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