From Solitary Writing to Collaborating on Joint Ventures

~ By Milou Koenings Like most writers, it tends to be just me and the keyboard. And I like it that way. But when it comes to book marketing, I decided a few years ago that it was time to break out of my comfort zone and start collaborating with other authors. I had seen what could happen for my author friends who were brave enough to try it, and I wanted in on some of that collaborative magic. For me, the first step was joining a group blog. I was incredibly fortunate that the week I’d decided to start looking...

Sharing Sandcastles: Professional Collaboration in Publishing

~ By J. A. Coffey As summer draws to a close and the tide ebbs on lonely, abandoned beaches, I’m reminded of how Anne Lamott described writers in Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life: “You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won’t really...

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