Wednesday, July 20, 2011

11 Secrets of Getting Published

I've met Mary DeMuth at writers conferences and was pleased to get a free copy of her e-book, 11 Secrets of Getting Published. I've always admired Mary for her courageous vulnerability and willingness to help others and those qualities show as she reveals her own mistakes along the way.
The book is great, but I think the title is inaccurate. It should be called All the Secrets to Getting Published because just about everything important I've learned from books, magazines, websites, and writers conferences is summarized in it.
While the book will be immensely helpful to new writers, any of us will benefit from being reminded of what we've heard and seen and may learn a few new things along the way.
Mary DeMuth has offered to send a free copy to the winner of a drawing. and anyone who makes a comment on my blog (not on Facebook) answering the question below will be entered in the contest.
What's the most important thing you think a writer should know?
If you tweet about this post and let me know you can have another chance to win the e-book. You can also enter the drawing by liking her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/authormarydemuth

14 comments:

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you so much for your sweet and honest review, Janet!

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome. You deserve it. : ))

Kimberly said...

If I can only pick one, I'd say the most important thing for a writer to know is that her voice is unique. Other people may write about similar things, but no one else will write them the way she can. It certainly helps me to keep at it when I feel like I'll never have another original thought, or when I get the 10th, 20th, or 50th rejection letter from an agent!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Kimberly

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Hmmmm, I think the most important thing is to know that your message matters. It's easy to see all the other messages out there and get discouraged, but if you don't believe in your book you can't expect anyone else to. (And by 'you' I mean 'me.')

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Just tweeted it. :)

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I also liked. And why didn't I do that sooner?!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks.

Sharla said...

I think the most important thing for a writer to know is that things take time and effort and not to give up. (I guess that's more like 3 things!)

Sharla said...

tweeted it.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Sharla. We're getting some good answers here.

Mrs.Haggie810 said...

I think the most important thing a writer should know is that it is important to engage your readers. You can be writing the most amazing thing in the world, but if you can't draw your reader into it, so they want to continue reading, then there is no point. :)

Mrs.Haggie810 said...

Liked Mary on FB! :)

Mrs.Haggie810 said...

Tweeted it!