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Magic and Loss
Never give up, never give in, never lose sight of your dreams

Greg Raver-Lampman's Magic and Loss tells the story of a young professional struck by an almost invariably terminal disease.

He begins writing letters to his three-year-old daughter. In doing so, he discovers the hope and strength he needs to survive.

Magic and Loss has been published in Germany and Taiwan and was excerpted by Reader's Digest in 17 languages.

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Promoting your books and websites

Far too many authors believe that the key to success is getting a book published. It's not. Once the book is published, you have to find ways to promote it. The same goes for your website. If you have a wonderful website and nobody visits it, what you have is essentially a worldwide waste of money.

SignedCopy.com attempts to pass along marketing tips to all authors. Below are links to sites that can help you write, publish and get the word out about your book or website.


Novel Advice
    NovelAdvice has become a meeting place for serious writers, primarily in the fiction genre. Its critique groups, message board, and both monthly and bi-monthly publications attract site visitors from all over the world, site visitors who devour the publications and participate in lively discussions concerning the craft of writing.

For Writers Only
    For Writers Only is a site with extensive listing of sources for writers. It is well organized and is easy to navigate.

The PRO. SCREENWRITER Links page
    Directory of products, services and resources to help screenwriters succeed and producers find screenwriters and screenplays. Useful advice, info, and hundreds of categorized and alphabetized links to other sites.

DramaDog Scriptwriter for Microsoft Word 97+
    DramaDog is an intuitive Word add-in that makes writing a correctly formatted screenplay fast and simple. It's easy to install/uninstall and it's shareware. A Radiowriter will be released in November. For more information, check out their site at www.dramadog.com

ByLine magazine
    ByLine is a national monthly magazine for writers and a paying market for freelance work. The Web site offers our guidelines for writers, a listing of our ongoing contests with cash prizes, and a sample column from the magazine--plus subscription and advertising information.

Children's Writing Resource Center
    Whether you're published, a beginner, or just someone who's always dreamt of writing for kids, this is where you'll find lots of information, exclusive Special Reports, messaging and live chat, the latest children's bestsellers, links to other important sites and much more.

Writer ON LINE
    A free monthly e-newsletter for writers, by writers. Focuses on the craft and marketing of writing.

Police Writers Club
    This is a site designed to assist law enforcement officer, active or retired, in their quest to market police-related articles and stories. Guidance for the actual mechanics of writing, publishing info and newsletter are available. A great place of support for police writers.

writersdigest.com
    Offers the "Hot List" of cool places to get published, "Market of the Day," online signups for the Writer's Digest Book Club, excerpts from WD magazines and books, a free email newsletter, information about Writer's Digest School, and more.

Playwrights on the Web
    An international contact List of playwrights & their websites.

The Write Markets Report
    FREE ISSUE on request. The Write Markets Report is a bimonthly magazine featuring new and updated markets for writers along with feature articles and columns on selling the written word. The Write Markets Report - Your Only Source of Markets Needing Writers TODAY!

European Federation of Freelance Writers
    The EFFW is a an international organisation which provides its members with no-cost liability and accident insurance, an ID Card, expert advice in those areas of tax, finance and legal matters that affect writers and a members' area. New members welcome.

The Quill
    An extensive resource centre for beginning writers. Includes associations, publishers, articles, contests, interviews, market info, and more. The site features its own monthly writing contest and a regular column entitled Writer/Author, a light-hearted look at the writing life.

Avalanche of Jobs for Writers
    Job listings; usually a dozen new listings each day and a months worth of listings in geographical and special categories like freelance. It is also connected to Cyber Oasis, the ezine, that accepts submissions for original work.

Proof Positive
    Proof Positive is a meeting place for freelance writers and photographers. You will find contests, events, market listings, links, articles, software, books and the free E-zine "Canadian Freelance News."

Writers Write
    Writers Write(R) is a professional resource for writers containing daily writing and publishing news, writer's market listings, job listings, links and an award-winning online magazine, The Internet Writing Journal(TM), with articles, book reviews and author interviews.

Scribe & Quill
    Offers articles, links, yearly writing contest , online workshops, and free mailing list for writers of all genres. Beginners, intermediates and professionals welcome!

Magazine Writers' Network
    This site offers information for magazine writers on the Internet such as news sources, lists benefiticial to writers, humorous takes on rejects, and other writers' sites. A few magazine guidelines, too.

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