Hearts Talk – Christmas Wrap

December Hearts Talk Wrap

Wrapping the year as you wrap those presents…

with Ainslie Paton

A Force To Be Reckoned With

Four years, twenty-one books, one novella and hitting the digital bestseller lists.  Marie Force (Maid in Love), has built a formidable brand though self publishing, traditional publishing and electronic first.  She’s got this idea about persistence.  Read her story.

Survey Results – What You Think about Self-Publishing

It’s changing the way we buy books, read and publish.  It’s new and it can be confusing.  Is self-publishing the same as digital publishing?  What does electronic first mean?  And what does our membership think?  See the survey results.

Christmas Jingles Got Your Writing Bell Ringing?

Want to write a Christmas Story?  Michelle Douglas, (The Nanny Who Saved Christmas), just don’t call her Mrs Claus, author of ten Harlequin romances of which three are Christmas stories tells you how.  Ho, ho, ho!

On the Conference Circuit

Helene Young (Border Watch Series), has been out and about.  Helene talks about her experience at GenreCon.

How to Train Your Dragon

We’re talking voice recognition software not scaly, fire breathing, flying creatures.  Although…  Dianne Curran talks about writing and editing using your voice in a new way.

The Right Place, The Right Time

Carla Caruso (Mommy Blogger), Leah Ashton (Secrets and Speed Dating), Amanda Ashby (Fairy Bad Day), andCathryn Hein (Promises), talk about their path to publication.

A Writer’s Life

Sarah Mayberry closes the year by talking about writing as a business.  Read this one before you set your New Year’s resolutions in place.

Dear Joan

Dear Joan talks about the sagging middles – and that’s before you’ve had your Christmas pud.  She also talks about media rights clauses in publishing contracts.

The Writing Journey

Ingrid Riskersey talks to Nicole Flockton author of Masquerade, an Aussie living and writing in Texas.

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