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Three-Legged Writing Stool

As a teenager I fanticized about what a writing life might be like. I imagined spending my days writing beautiful prose and gazing out the window at the horses I was sure I’d someday have. I have since written thousands of pages of prose. Whether it is beautiful or not is for others to judge. I don’t see horses outside the window, but the colorful birds I see are an adequate diversion from the computer […]

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Sell What You Publish – Part Three

In our third and final installment of marketing tips by Author Mary Hamilton she offers sage advice on making the best use of blogs, discusses when to give books away, and ideas for utilizing paid advertising. I hope you’ve found her insights as helpful as I have. I’d love to hear your most creative ideas for how to sell the books you write. Share your ideas at HowWiseThen.com and I’ll share them with other aspiring, […]

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Pendant by Mary Hamilton

Sell What You Publish – Part Two

Last week my writing friend Mary Hamilton introduced us to the need to do our own marketing if we want to actually sell what we write. This week she reviews some of the pros and cons of various methods she’s tested. I met Hamilton at a Houston area critique group. My first book launch event was one she hosted – in a local coffee shop type restaurant. It worked. I bought a copy of her […]

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Publish What You Write – Sell What You Publish – Part One

I learned long ago I’d get further ahead in life if I gave up trying to know everything I need to know and instead focused on knowing the people who already knew what I need to know. Mary Hamilton is one of those people. She writes beautifully. Equally impressive, she manages to sell what she writes in the most gracious, low-key way that has me believing I too can sell what I write. I asked her […]

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