Debut Author Elise Cyr’s Biggest Publishing Lesson: Be Your Own Advocate

Debut Author Elise Cyr’s Biggest Publishing Lesson: Be Your Own Advocate

As a teenager, Elise Cyr wrote a story about a girl, her horse, and their desperate escape from a powerful warlock. It wasn’t your typical adolescent musing. It became the basis of Cyr’s debut novel, “Siege of the Heart,” recently published by Lyrical Press.

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Multigenre Author Aubrie Dionne’s Advice to Writers: Keep Writing

Multigenre Author Aubrie Dionne’s Advice to Writers: Keep Writing

Whether in music or writing, Aubrie Dionne’s patience and persistence have paid off. She encourages aspiring authors to develop the same qualities. “Keep writing. It took me four books to get an agent. What if I'd quit after book 3?” she said.

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Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Like millions of readers worldwide, I fell in love with Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. So when she graced an online discussion forum sponsored by a group I belong to, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her a question on behalf of all aspiring writers.

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Debut Author Priscille Sibley’s Advice to Writers: Not so Fast

Debut Author Priscille Sibley’s Advice to Writers: Not so Fast

As the famous writing motto goes: Write what you know. Priscille Sibley, a neonatal intensive care nurse, certainly knows the subject matter of her debut novel, The Promise of Stardust.

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Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Alex Myers admits he’s lucky—he wrote a novel, got an agent, and published his book successfully. But he adds: “I was persistent, patient, and flexible. That might have helped.”

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