Read Tuesday Progress and Plans | chrismcmullen

Read Tuesday Progress and Plans | chrismcmullen.

Read Tuesday Attention all authors! A great concept invented for marketing and promoting books.  Tuesday December 10, 2013, officially created for Readers Tuesday.  This is a day for all authors to put their book on promotion gearing toward the holiday season.  Click on the link above to learn how the concept works!

Just a Thought on Plagiarism

Today's thought

Plagiarism – An author’s nightmare.  I thought I’d just write a short note about it since it seems to be a topic which comes up a lot in various conversations and publications I follow.

Many authors are always worried about the vulnerability of the public exposure of their work to the trolling pirates out in cyber world.  Of course this is a concern for many, although there are others who feel it is a form of flattery and that if someone pirates your material it furthers exposure unto you; a free advertising, so to speak.

Authors are thus, put in a ‘Catch 22’  where we want our work publicized and on the same token, we worry about the thievery of our creations.  I think that there doesn’t seem to be much of a choice on the matter.  If we wish to share our creations with the world, we have to look at it as just another one of the many risky features of doing business.  Although it does concern me, okay, a lot, I am not going to let it stop me from sharing my creations with the world.

We can only do our best to keep our eyes and ears open and a helpful tool for us is to put our own author names in Google Alerts and plug in our book titles and then at least we can rely on Google to do a little bit of babysitting for us to enable us to get a heads up on such situations.  I hope this gives us all a little peace of mind.


Insecurities that plague a Writer

This is a beautiful post about when do we earn the right to call ourselves writers?

A post from Lisa Bartelt

“I was about to teach a workshop at a writers conference when a woman in the front row asked me this question. I wasn’t sure I’d heard her correctly, so I asked her to repeat it… “



Authors take publishing into their own hands


PUTNAM COUNTY — Just a few years ago, it took not only talent, but also perseverance and lots of luck to fight through the masses of people submitting their manuscripts in order to see your novel i…

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