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By Carol Harblin and Patrick Walsh In this article we explain how to copyright your work. Protect your manuscript and provide official legal links to help you do this. I was at a writer’s conference a couple years ago in New York City and I questioned one of the speakers about copyrighting.  They quickly spat […]

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COMING SOON Becca Johnson is a successful marketing manager who has her life stylishly mapped out, until one day her mother is unexpectedly admitted to hospital. Late nights, stress and a rediscover sweet tooth lead to her once elegant thin frame transforming into a large cushion of comfort eating and the pounds pile on. Things […]

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By Carol Harblin for PublishingPush Action, intrigue, drama, raw emotion, and of course, love, are all what consumers – and editors – search for these days in manuscripts.  It’s a jungle out there.  So many books, and such little time… In fact the average consumer can be more critical than editors and agents.  As I […]

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So you’ve written your manuscript – what’s next?  You have the first draft, you’ve had people read it, you have the second draft finished, and now you think you’re ready to push ahead into the publishing world…so what do you do now?  How do you transform it from manuscript to book and to make it […]

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By Carol Harblin Revising is a writer’s hindsight.  There is more to writing than just tapping out words to make a story.  Writing also involves revising.  The writing process is approximately 90% revising.  The first draft is about releasing our words; each draft that follows is about creating a better version of it.  Don’t ever […]

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Why do we hesitate? We have the words inside us, but when we see that blank page staring at us it makes us freeze in a panic. Start anywhere. Observe where you are – listen and watch what is around you.

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In this historical novel, a Dutch family struggles to endure the chaos of war after Holland is invaded by the Nazis. It is May 1940 in Holland. As the Baumann family realizes that Hitler’s war has suddenly become their war, sirens begin blaring as a squadron of airplanes flies over Oosterbeek. Antje, Gerrit, and Cornelis […]

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When we hear the words “healthy writer” it seems a bit of a misnomer. We have always stereotyped writers as heavy drinkers or as recluse. This is not the case, by any means, just as stereotypes are always a misjudgment and are grossly inaccurate. Writers are the messenger and voice of their world around them. […]

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By Carol Harblin Every story has a climax and every writer has a purpose. When writing our stories we cannot lose our purpose. WRITING EXERCISE: Before doing anything else, take out a piece of paper or start a new Word Document and begin writing your own mission statement. It doesn’t have to be that long. […]

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Enchanting stories where real life meets make believe through the eyes of a little girl Contact us here to request a review copy of one of the books Isabella is a little girl who adores soft toys and books. She loves making up magical stories where her soft toys come to life and have exciting […]

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