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Navigating a virtual book tour

By Shelly Frome
Professor of Dramatic Arts Emeritus at the University of Connecticut

firstwriter.com – Thursday September 29, 2011

Like any venture, there are certain factors at play before considering a virtual book tour. Assuming, of course, the goal is to improve your “platform” beyond your friends and acquaintances on Facebook, etc. and your fans at the local bookstore. The first step then is to determine your niche. Otherwise the success rate via this particular promotional tool becomes more problematic.

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How I got my book published - An interview with author, Marion Grace Woolley

firstwriter.com – Saturday April 30, 2011

Marion Woolley recently secured a publishing deal with a publisher she found in firstwriter.com's database of over 1,400 publishers. We asked her about her writing, and how she found success.

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From writer to published author in 7 simple steps

By Patricia Fry

firstwriter.com – Sunday March 27, 2011

Do you write for pleasure? Have you ever thought – even for a fleeting moment – about publishing your work? How do you know when it is time to shift from writer to published author? 

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How I got a literary agent - An interview with author, Charlie Carroll

firstwriter.com – Monday October 25, 2010

Charlie Carroll recently signed a deal with the esteemed Paterson Marsh literary agency, as a result of searching firstwriter.com's database of over 850 literary agents. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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Writing from the heart

By Anne Jones

firstwriter.com – Tuesday July 27, 2010

She’s one of Britain’s best-selling authors and a respected complimentary healer, but Anne Jones’ journey into the literary world has not been easy. In the last of a series of articles for firstwriter.com, she examines the importance of writing from the heart.

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My path to publication

By Amanda Sington-Williams

firstwriter.com – Tuesday July 27, 2010

Whilst writing the first draft of my novel I won an award from The Royal Literary Fund which provided me with a mentor. This was a tremendous boost to my confidence as the award was very competitive. I’d never embarked on a novel before and writing it was a steep learning curve. I thought that having won this award that I would easily get it published, but in fact it took me two years and a fine collection of rejection letters before I found an independent publisher who took me on very quickly. 

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The value of your words

By Anne Jones

firstwriter.com – Saturday May 29, 2010

She’s one of Britain’s best-selling authors and a respected complimentary healer, but Anne Jones’ journey into the literary world has not been easy. In the second of a series of articles for firstwriter.com, she looks at making money from the value of your words.

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How I got a publisher - An interview with author, Paul Edwards

firstwriter.com – Tuesday April 27, 2010

Paul Edwards recently secured a publishing deal through a literary agent he found in firstwriter.com's database of over 800 literary agents. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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Getting your dream into print

By Anne Jones

firstwriter.com – Tuesday April 27, 2010

She’s one of Britain’s best-selling authors and a respected complimentary healer, but Anne Jones’ journey into the literary world has not been easy. In the first of a series of articles, she reveals the trials of tribulations of becoming an author – and getting your work into print.

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The write stuff

By Steve Myers

firstwriter.com – Saturday February 27, 2010

For a start, what they don’t tell you is that writing is bloody hard work and you need a little bit more than just a good imagination and access to writing materials. They are the tools, but you can’t go from imagination to page without spending the time putting it all down and refining it. Added to that, getting "discovered" is like trying to get Victoria Beckham to smile. So you need to be passionate about your reason for writing.

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