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RED HOT – DON’T MISS –
Just received Penny Sansevieri’s newly revised RED HOT INTERNET PUBLICITY! If you’re serious about selling books, this book is as important to that cause as a style guide is to your writing! Easy-to-understand for this non-techy, there’s lots of business savvy in here, too. Suggest you buy and read it!

About WRITING TIME –
A lot of people comment to me about how they don’t feel they make the most of their writing time. Since my personal writing time is now at around 4 hours per week, I hear you! WRITER’S DIGEST, SEPTEMBER 2012, has some FABULOUS articles on this and Revisions Made Easy – get a copy and read it through!

REJECTIONS – TOP REASONS (WD 9/12) – ARTICLES
1) You misread the market;
2) Editor loved the idea – and has already assigned a similar work to another writer or has one just like already;
3) Never got it. You do have to follow-up – just do it like a professional;
4) You pitched an idea that staff writers handle (I’ve done this more than once in 10 years);
5) Didn’t provide enough detail on how you’d approach the story;
6) Your query is sloppy;
7) Pitched too late;
8) Editor hasn’t read it yet;
9) Your idea is not special;
10) Editor thinks your writing stinks. NOT REALLY – that’s just what we assume when we don’t hear back or get rejected. IT isn’t personal – learn from it all and move on to the next project!

NANOWRIMO – Coming up in November! Get your ideas, outlines, families lined up and join in to write your novel in a month! August session now planned – visit campnanowrimo.org  for the details and registration!

FREE SUMMER SERIES – writing and marketing experts every Tuesday night. Free, just register at http://bookauthorstour.com and join us for a half hour of great information! Last week’s entrepreneur said his top tip for getting good and fast at good writing – WRITE!!

Catch you Wednesday! I’m heading out into the sunshine today – even if it is 96 degrees!

Write on!! NQ

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014.
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