What It Really Takes to Get Your First Book Published: 5 Critical Factors

Column by Susan DeFreitas
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.

9 Things I’ve Learned about Authoring from Selling My Used Clothes Online

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 27, 2018
What does selling used clothing have to do with publishing? In today’s digital marketplace——where writers mostly have to do all of our own hustling——there’s a lot more crossover than you might think.

When It's Time to say "F*** It"

Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2014
When you're overwhelmed and insecure about your writing, and you focus on your image as a writer instead of your work, it's time to say "fuck it" and take a step back.

Ask The Agent: Write What You Love or Write To A Certain Market? and More

Column by Bree Ogden October 1, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week's Ask the Agent will explore and dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Possible To Get An Agent Or Book Publishing Deal Based Only On A Few Short Stories?" and More

Column by Erin Reel October 10, 2011
Pitching a book series and the strength of an author's portfolio are the subjects of this week's Ask The Lit Coach.