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What Henry Ford Knew About Writing Books

Henry Ford is one of the most well-known American innovators. He's the guy who brought mass production to the "horseless carriages"--that is, cars--we zoom around in today. So what does Ford have to do with...

Pen Names Still Hide Great Female Writers

Image by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva These days, one of the most popular sayings is “Come on, it’s [year].” The implication is that equality and tolerance have made leaps and bounds from the past. In...

Providing “Value” on Social Media: What I Learned This Week

Image created by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva It used to be that writers had lots of help marketing themselves, simply because publishers knew that good marketing meant more money in their own pockets. Want to...

Good Writer? Here’s Why You Get Rejected Anyway

Photo by geralt on Pixabay Rejection from publishers is something that virtually every good writer will experience in their career at some point. In fact, some professional writers acquire so many rejection letters could paper...

When Creativity and the Ability to Sell Don’t Mix

Photo by Paul Steuber on Unsplash Disney has produced some truly wonderful material over its decades of operation. Even so, I can’t help but notice that Disney tends not to move away from general plots. For example, in...

Is Ebook Technology Killing the Printed Book?

Photo by BibBornem on Pixabay These days, the convenience of reading devices (e.g., Kindles) is unquestionable. But is ebook technology is killing the hard copy book? Digital opens doors for more authors... An electronic book...

Low Writing Rates Destroy Authors. Here’s How

Photo by csamhaber on Pixabay In addition to working through Takingdictation.com, I use a plethora of sites such as Upwork.com to find work, fill my schedule, and maintain a workable budget. Each of these sites...