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4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 2W ago

Writing with Focus

You have a wonderful idea for a story. Maybe it’s a mystery novel, a children’s middle grade story, or a picture book. Maybe it’s a young adult. You know what you want to say, or convey, and...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 1M ago

What Editors and Publishers Hate.

           Anyone who deals with an editor (whether paid or a volunteer or an editor for a publishing house) or directly with a publisher need to know what irritates them. Keeping a publis...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 1M ago

Is Your Character Multi-Dimensional?

By Karen CioffiBetween your characters and the plot, you develop a story. If the mix is right, and the characters are believable, you can create a story worthy of publication.While there are...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 1M ago

From Joan Steward: Submit Your Book to Gift Guides

       The following is from Joan Steward, "The Publicity Hound," who wants followers to share with their followers and readers. Please follow Joan on Your...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 2M ago

The Death of a Legend

Dusty Richards presenting Vivian Zabel with award at 2011 OWFI Conference      Dusty Richards -- the resident OWFI, Arkansas, and national cowboy author and winner of multiple Spur awards -...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 2M ago

5 Ways for Authors to Promote Themselves and Their Book(s)

4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 2M ago

Book Marketing – 6 Tips to Give Your Author Platform a Boost

By Karen CioffiSo, you’re an author. That’s great. But, just writing books isn’t enough – you’ve got to promote you and your books. The first step to doing this is to have yearly, monthly, a...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 3M ago

How Do You Build a Successful Writing Career? (3 Tips)

By Karen CioffiWriters need to be tough. It’s not an easy arena to be in. Did you know that writers get so many rejections there have actually been studies done on it? And, the statistics ar...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 4M ago

SCBWI December 2017 Book Critique Boutique

On December 10th, 2017, I'll be at Touro College in Bayshore, Long Island along with other SCBWI members. We'll be selling books and giving 10 minute critiques for ONLY $10.The Society of Ch...
4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News · 4M ago

Submitting Queries – Be Specific and Professional

By Karen Cioffi All writers face the dreaded query. Did I put enough information? Did I put too much? Did I have a great hook? Am I submitting to the right publisher?These are just a few que...