Froma Bird's Eye View

Commentary by Author Raven West

Tag Archives: books

Get OUT of the Publishing Traffic Jam

In the early days of publishing the road to riches was a small highway littered with rejected manuscripts and abandoned dreams. Few who started out on the journey actually made it to the finish line. Many more either crashed and burned, or simply abandoned the trip altogether. For the financially independent, there was the alternate …

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History of a Published Novel

It started with a title, which became an idea, which became a story, which became a manuscript, then became a book. Red Wine for Breakfast is the most published novel you’ve never heard of. The novel has had three agents, been optioned for a movie, has five publishers and was one of the very first …

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Answering the “Are You Self-Published?” Question

It happened again. Just after posting my last blog on the topic of  being labeled a “self-published” author, I was once again asked that very same question last night when I showed a co-worker a copy of the just released 2013 Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) catalog of books which featured my latest …

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Witty Woman Writing

Tammy Bleck is Witty Woman Writing

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

Advice on Writing, Publishing, and Book Promotion