Category Archives: Writing Success

I Wanna Be a Rock Star

Do you know how many top-notch singers are never “discovered”? How many talented athletes never make the pro teams? How many talented writers earn a good livelihood without ever putting out a bestseller? When I am with young people, I … Continue reading

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Writing Contests and Other Scammy Stuff

Oh dear oh dear oh dear (the words of my Irish grandmother)! How many ways can writers be teased out of their hard work? Let me count the ways. To begin, there are contests. To end, there are contests. Writers … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Write; One Reason

There are three ways to write… no wait, there are thirty-three ways to write… no, that’s not right; there are thirty-three trillion ways to write. But there is only one reason to write: because you have to or something inside … Continue reading

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When You Write a Book… And Most People Do

Publisher, editor, author, and writing consultant Val Dumond edits and prepares your manuscript and helps you publish your book. Continue reading

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Who are We? Where Will We Be in 2084? What Will Be Our Brave New World?

Publisher, editor, author, and writing consultant Val Dumond edits and prepares your manuscript and helps you publish your book. Continue reading

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