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VS Grenier's Blog – July 2010 Archive (9)

Query and Cover Letters

We all have written at least one version of a query letter or cover letter. In my opinion, there isn’t much of a difference between the two; except one is sent with your manuscript and the other is sent before a manuscript is sent to an editor. Either way, what you write on that one page will make a big statement about who you are as a writer.

With this in mind, let’s talk a little about what is important to list on your one page selling sheet (i.e. Cover letter or Query… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 26, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

Don't Put a Limit on Your Imagination

The stories and articles you can write about are limited only by your imagination, ingenuity and persistence. And your ability to dig deep into and write well about a potentially good story or article can make you a published writer.

You can write about many things and here are a few of them at

Added by VS Grenier on July 26, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

Interview Friday with Fairy Author, Bobbie Hinman

Today on The Writing Mama , I'm talking with Fairy Book Author, Bobbie Hinman. She grew up in Baltimore and several years ago, Bobbie decided to re-invent her literary career. With her experience as an elementary teacher, along with the joys of reading to her ten grandchildren, Bobbie has turned her attention to the world of children’s literature. She has a very unique set of children's books with a premise, “Who better to blame it on than a fairy?”

Bobbie Hinman’s books have… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 23, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Help! I Can’t Break the Doors Down

So after the weekend ended, I thought it was time to start promoting my book. I have been pounding on doors left and right, but not one door has opened. I’ve contacted my local school district to update them on my new school visit programs. I sent out media kits on Babysitting SugarPaw to most of our locally owned bookstores. I have even looked into booth spaces for upcoming events, but no one seems interested in having an author share the love of reading and writing. What’s up with… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Article Wednesday: Why Writing Articles in the Morning is Best

If writing articles is something you do often you can appreciate the need for having to maintain your focus. The usual writing process includes the proper research beforehand to insure the content is useful to the reader. The harder part is to sit down and put it all together in a format that is both interesting and easy to follow; this is the real test of your writing skills. Even harder yet is trying to complete your article writing in a reasonable amount of time. Even the tiniest… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 14, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

What Does it Mean to Sell Yourself?

Come read my Guest blog post at Utah Children's Writer-What Does It Mean to Sell Yourself.

Before I jump in and start sharing my thoughts on the various topics I listed two weeks ago, I thought I should talk about what it means to sell yourself. In my past career in fashion this was a term I heard ...used a lot in motivational speeches my employers sent me to. Most of the time I rolled my eyes thinking this is such a waste, but then finally towards the end of my buying career I heard… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 11, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Interview Friday with Kari Wolfe

Come read an inspiring interview with author and mom, Kari Wolf.

Kari Wolfe is a writer and a blogger at Imperfect Clarity ( While blogging and writing, Kari is learning to balance her writing life with her family life which includes her daughter (recently diagnosed as autistic), her husband, their two cats, and the few plants she's managed to keep alive as of yet.

This is one interview you… Continue

Added by VS Grenier on July 9, 2010 at 6:07pm — No Comments

A Good Story is a Good Story

I am the new assistant on A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY at Blog Talk Radio. I will be working the phone lines, chat room, and popping in with questions throughout the show.

Here is the link to learn more about the show.

Added by VS Grenier on July 8, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

Article Wednesday: Write Articles in 5 Simple Steps

No matter what reasons you may have for writing articles, if you do this with any consistency at all, it is to your benefit to learn to write in the most efficient manner possible. Come check out today's Article Wednesday: Learn to Write Articles in 5 Simple Steps!

Come join me at The Writing Mama today and learn more!…


Added by VS Grenier on July 7, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

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