Welcome To The Writer’s Journey: Mary Mackey On Writing Advice and the Writer’s Life

 Welcome to my blog The Writer’s Journey and my People Who Make Books Happen Interview Series.

Read the January 2015  People Who Make Books Happen interview: Amazon River, Welcome to the Writer's Journey

How To Take A Great Author Photo: Photographer Irene Young Reveals Her Author Photo Secrets

 Previously posted interviews in the People Who Make Books Happen Interview Series :

Editor and poet Jane Ormerod talks about Great Weather for MEDIA, a cutting-edge, independent press that does more for its authors ( including arranging nation-wide reading tours).

Daniel Lawless, Poet and Editor of Plume Magazine, Talks About How To Edit a Poetry Anthology

How to Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal That Will Sell Your Book: Interview with super-agent Michael Larsen  

Bestselling Author Ellen Sussman on Surviving Rejection: Interview with Novelist Ellen Sussman  Who Tells Us How She Survived Rejection to Become a Bestselling Author

Designing Websites For Writers Part One: Interview with Professional Website Designer Linda Lee 

Designing Websites For Writers Part Two, Checklists: Interview with Professional Website Designer Linda Lee

How to Get An Agent And Other Tips for Writers: Interview with Celebrity Literary Agent Andy Ross.  

How To Design a Book Cover that Sells Books: Interview with  Genius Book Cover Designer Claudia Carlson

Helping Independent Bookstores Survive and Thrive: Interview with Amy Thomas owner of Pegasus Bookstores

Three Great Reasons To Still Print on Paper: Interview with poet and Catamaran poetry editor Zack Rogow

HOW TO FIND POSTS: This blog is indexed to take you straight to the things you want to read. To find a complete list of the  interviews in my People Who Make Books Happen series without scrolling through all my posts, you can go to the right hand side of any page on my website where you will find a menu labeled TOPICS.  Click on PEOPLE WHO MAKE BOOKS HAPPEN INTERVIEW SERIES to see a complete list of interviews  in The People Who Make Books Happen series. In a similar fashion, you can click on BRAZIL to see all posts I have written about Brazil, on WRITING ADVICE to see all posts that offer writing advice about things like overcoming writer’s block and digital publishing, and so forth.  Presently the TOPICS Menu offers you direct access to my  posts on the following topics: BRAZIL, DIGITAL PUBLISHING, GODDESSES, PEOPLE WHO MAKE BOOKS HAPPEN INTERVIEW SERIES, THE ENVIRONMENT,  WRITING ADVICE, COMEDY, NEWS, NOVELS, PERSONAL STORIES, POETRY, VIDEOS OF MARY MACKEY and READINGS.

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  1. […]  Andy Ross is a literary agent and former owner of Cody’s Books in Berkeley, California.  His widely-read, wildly entertaining Blog Ask The Agent provides advice every writer and would-be writer needs to know. I’ve always enjoyed talking to Andy and visiting his website. Andy is funny, smart, and perceptive which is why I’m interviewing him today on The Writer’s Journey. […]

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