November is National Novel Writing Month

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  This month is National Novel Writing Month.  It is known as NaNoWriMo (nan-no-RYE-moe) and  is an annual, internet-based creative writing project that challenges writers to pen an ambitious 50,000 words in the month of November. The writing marathon started in 1999 with fewer than two dozen participants, but it's now estimated that more than 200,000 speed-writers join in the challenge. What do you think?  Are you up to the challenge of writing an entire book in just four weeks?  Now is your chance to join in the fun and see what you can come up with. I have always dreamed of writing a novel - more along the lines of a Young Adult book, but nonetheless - a novel!   In order for to finish by the end of November you will need to write consistenly on most days from November 1 through November 30th and average about 1,667 words per day.  This means a couple hours of writing most … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Brian Felsen, CEO of BookBaby

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  If you are a self-published author you have probably heard of BookBaby.  They can convert your book (or manuscript) into an eBook for a very reasonable price and help with getting your book into major distribution channels.  With so many authors opting to go this route it is great to have BookBaby around.  One of the things I like about this company is that they charge you a flat up-front fee and that's it.  They don't take a percentage of your sales once it becomes available as an eBook.  There are not many services around that do that.  Having an innate sense of curiosity about the people behind the companies I like - I wanted to find out more about the person who created Book Baby.  In my eyes, this person and company is helping to realize people's dreams.  How many people wish they could write and publish a story they might have been working on forever.  Well, BookBaby can … [Read more...]