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    Business Publishing Contracts 101 with Jacqui Lipton

    This is a LIVE webinar scheduled for Sunday September 13 at 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT * Wondering what that time 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT is in your time zone? Click HERE Landing an agent and/or a publishing contract is a dream come true for most authors, but then there's the challenge of...
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    Plot-Structure Beginnings with Jacqueline Lipton

    What’s the best way to get (and hold) your readers’ attention from the first line of your book until the last? With so many books to read and so many ways to read them (ebooks, audiobooks, and good old fashioned hardbacks and paperbacks), authors are often fighting for reader eyeballs in an...
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    Business Trademark Issues for Authors with Jacqueline Lipton

    Sunday September 16 @ 1 p.m. EST Over the past year there has been a lot of confusion in the publishing industry about the extent to which authors can trademark words used in book titles or in their books generally. The recent trademark registration by romance author Faleena Hopkins of the...
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    Craft Writing Fiction: Plot and Structure with Jacqueline Lipton

    Many writing workshops focus on writing beautifully polished first chapters, but often there isn’t time to cover the rest of the plot/structure of the novel. Critique groups that focus on individual chapters or scenes often also lose focus on the overall plot and structure of a narrative. It can...
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    Learn to Write the Nonfiction Book with Jacqueline Lipton

    Writing and submitting commercial nonfiction can be tricky because the industry norms for nonfiction differ from the more familiar practices related to fiction, especially in relation to preparing a proposal for submission to agents or editors, and writing the dreaded query letter. In...
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    Writing the KidLit with Jacqueline Lipton

    The marketplace for books for younger readers has exploded in recent years in all genres. Parents, teachers and children are looking for new books to read that deal with contemporary and realistic problems as well as science fiction and fantasy, not to mention historical fiction. Whether you’re...
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    Promises to the Reader: Engaging First Chapters in Fiction Writing with Jacqui Lipton

    What’s the best way to get (and hold) your readers’ attention from the first line of your book until the last? With so many books to read and so many ways to read them (ebooks, audiobooks, and good old fashioned hardbacks and paperbacks), authors are often fighting for reader eyeballs in an...