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5 Ways Writers Can Steel Themselves Against Online Haters

Brooke Warner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Having been at the center of a few online shitstorms myself, here's my advice for dealing with criticism.

When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

Remember that an agent who wants to represent you is courting you. Allow yourself to be courted; don't throw yourself at the first prospect that comes along and agree to make changes you don't really want to make. Be flexible; don't be a doormat.

Why You're Probably Not Famous Enough to Land a Book Deal

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

The hard truth is that most of us do not have that shiny quality that agents and editors are looking for. And it's not your fault if you don't. That allure is something that generally takes years to build and grow.

The Publishing Paradigm Shift: Why Big Publishing Acquisitions Hurt Publishers, Not Authors

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

This week, the Big Five just got bigger with the announcement that Hachette Book Group (the fourth largest U.S. publisher) is acquiring Perseus Books Group (the sixth largest U.S. publisher) in a deal that will close next month.

Size 9 With a Life-Threatening Eating Disorder

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Nicole Johns suffered severe damage to her body, including exercise-induced asthma, irregular heartbeat, and hypotension, and had to be hospitalized to be treated... while a size 9.