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CJ Lyons - Diggin' The Gold

I just returned from a trip filled with firsts. My first trip to Denver; my first time doing the "face" thing with booksellers, asking them to remember my book and perhaps schedule me for an event next March when LIFELINES debuts; my first Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold conference; and my first ever keynote speech.



Can I just say, Wow!!!



I was nervous about all of the above except visiting Denver. Turns out that was the only thing I should…

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Added by ITW Debut Authors - First Kill on September 19, 2007 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Five Secrets to Break Free of the Slushpile

By CJ Lyons



Secret One: Write the damn book!



Of course, the all important first step is to finish a manuscript. Maybe not even one, it might take several. Most people don't realize it, but the average published author writes over half a million words before they sell.



Let me repeat that. Half a million words.



We may hear of those "overnight" successes, but…
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Added by ITW Debut Authors - First Kill on September 16, 2007 at 9:35pm — 1 Comment

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