Tag Archives: Denise Miller Holmes

How to Survive a Manuscript’s Rejection (a.k.a. It’s Just a House Plant, Silly)

Rejection is brutal, so you have to reframe what it means to you. It can’t continue to mean that you or your child (your story) is ugly and unwanted. If you’re going to be a professional writer, your skin must toughen. Continue reading

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The Verbal Business Card: What It Is and How to Write One

By Denise Miller Holmes, Director, Words for the Journey Wherever you go, as a writer you need to promote yourself. You will especially need to promote when you are  engaging editors and agents at conferences. ALWAYS be ready to tell … Continue reading

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Marketing Big, Wonderful YOU

Based on a Passive Marketing lesson presented by Denise Miller Holmes, Director, WFTJ You can’t wait to finish your book, right? You don’t know much about marketing, but you assume you’ll figure something out once the book is published. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Is Self Promotion Sin? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Presented to Words for the Journey by Denise Miller Holmes, Director, 2012 Almost a year ago, I ran across an article on a Christianity Today blog for women entitled Is Self Promotion Sinful? The writer cited the call for us … Continue reading

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