Give Yourself a Promotion

- by Elaine Isaak

One of the hot topics for writers, whether you are trad or indie published, is how to effectively promote your books.  It used to be said in advertising that we know 50% of our marketing works–we just don’t know which 50%.  We’re constantly on the lookout for good information about promotions.  A recent article for […]

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Merchandise Me!

- by Elaine Isaak

One of the things I’ve been working on these days is the issue of my literary estate.  So far, it’s not large, but I keep adding to it, at the rate of a novel or two a year  and any number of short stories and articles, published and not.  And so, someday, other people will […]

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Writing, Between Parent and Child

- by Elaine Isaak

My beloved elder child cannot write a paragraph to save her life.  I, a professional fiction writer, am perpetually mystified by this.  I know that it’s common for parents to have children with different skill sets, and for this divide to cause consternation on both sides. It helps when the parent recognizes the child’s actual […]

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Leave me Alone, I’m Trying to Write!

- by Elaine Isaak

Over the course of my roller coaster career, I have discovered that writing is, for me, a biological necessity.  If I haven’t been writing for too long, the effects are rather like dehydration:  I’m cranky, tired, low energy, hungry, eat a lot of chocolate. yeah, okay, the symptoms *are* similar to PMS–which is why I […]

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