Eager to see your byline in magazines like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Parade or Outside?  Here are 10 tips on getting past the threshold of “Maybe” to “Yes” at top magazines. 1.  Put timing on your side.  You can change a perennial story, where there’s no special reason to do it …

Authoring as a Risk-Taking Endeavor Being an unpublished novelist poses all sorts of dilemmas. Writing is entrepreneurial in nature, more than most people realize, and it is fraught with make or break decisions. Which side of the political spectrum do you show yourself? Do you embellish this or that social …

Over the years, many people have asked me to look at their writing. “I need to know, do I have talent or not,” they say. “Then I’ll know if I should pursue writing or stick to accounting.” Their request is seriously flawed, I’d reply. Anyone can become a better writer. …

You’ve spent hours researching, writing and self-publishing your book. Now, you want to reap the benefits of selling it yourself, but where do you begin? Here are five simple tips to help you get started. 1. Figure out your market. “Bookstores are lousy places to sell books,” says self-publishing guru …

Exciting Night In Fort Myers, Florida – An Evening With The Authors Tonight, March 20, 2009, at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, a gala reception as a meet and greet the festival authors of 10th annual Southwest Florida Ready Festival. The event cost $45 per person and allowed individuals to …