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Susan Bearman
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Excellent post on why fear in your #writing  can be a good thing, by +Christi Craig on Write It Sideways
Today's article is written by regular contributor Christi Craig. The summer I turned fifteen, my father came into possession of a used Vespa: shiny, red, and in excellent shape. It sat in the garag...
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Personality Theory and the craft of writing: what you can learn.
Today's post is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman. When I was a young parent, I belonged to a support group for mothers of multiples. Each month, we held meetings that often included spe...
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Thought you might be interested in my guest post on Caravan Girl: Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Self-publish. 
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"1. Your book matters. Most readers no longer care (or even know) how a book is published. They do care about quality. If we are to change the perception of Indie books, it is incumbent upon each author to help raise the bar. The time is coming, very soon, where the only thing that will matter is the quality of the work we produce and how good we are at letting the world know about it. If you are going to self-publish, do a good job."

Amen to this! So much of the garbage that is out there about just throw together some blog posts, or a single recipe and call it  a book does nothing to let the world know indies can create good books. I say, do it well, or stop wasting pixels and ink.
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Interesting piece on the changing role of agents in the changing world of publishing.
Literary agent April Eberhardt describes her two-tiered offer to author-clients: one contract is a traditional deal, the other is a publishing consultancy.
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Thanks to +Matt Billock for his nice writeup about the workshop I gave last week with +April Eberhardt. 
This past Friday I attended a workshop presented by April Eberhardt and Susan Bearman entitled “Pathways to Publication.”  It was a very interesting workshop, presenting the “current” view of the ever-changing publication lan...
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Literary change agent and author advocate April Eberhardt has a great piece today on SheWrites about how to start exploring different roads to publication. "The reasons for and satisfactions in publishing are as varied and numerous as the number of authors."
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Should we be happy with what we have, or is wanting the key to happiness?
"When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'" — Dalai Lam...
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I'm very happy to have my essay "Just Breathe" included in the first anthology "Overcoming" by the writers of Off Campus Writer's Workshop, now available on Amazon. 
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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Self-publish: guest post on Caravan Girl
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My latest post on Write It Sideways discusses the pros and cons of crowdfunding for authors, and what you need to know before you launch. 
Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and crowdfunding for authors is a bit controversial. Let’s take a look at whether, why, when, and how writers should approach crowdfunding. Full disclosure: last fall I...
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Last day to take advantage of early enrollment for the pre-Printers Row Lit Fest workshop Pathways to Publication, June 7 in Chicago. 
Pathways to Publication—Choosing the Best Way to Reach Your Readers. Instructors April Eberhardt and Susan Bearman will help you navigate the maze of options and challenges in the changing world of publishing. Add to your Printers Row Lit Fest experience with this 3.5 hour workshop on Friday afternoon, June 7.
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I Write — all the time. I edit. I also revise.
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Writer, editor, mama, reluctant pet store owner.
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Freelance writer, editor, blogger, mama of 4, stepmama of two, reluctant pet store owner. I write essays, fiction, MG, memoir.
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Blood runs Maize & Blue. Gave up sleeping for writing.
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    Communication, 1978 - 1983
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