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Brenda Hiatt

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Brenda Hiatt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-four novels (and counting), including sweet and spicy historical romance, time travel romance, humorous mystery, and her young adult science fiction STARSTRUCK series. Brenda began in traditional publishing with Harlequin, HarperCollins and Avon Books and later made a transition to indie publishing as she began getting rights back to her older books. So far, she hasn't been sorry! She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists, Inc, where she has served as president. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she recently atta ...more

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Brenda Hiatt Cintia, your question makes me wonder why you want to be a writer? You say you haven't had an idea for years, and usually it's the stories inside us c…moreCintia, your question makes me wonder why you want to be a writer? You say you haven't had an idea for years, and usually it's the stories inside us clamoring to get out that motivates us to write (regardless of whether we think we can SELL the story or not). Writing is hard work, too hard to bother with if you don't enjoy the process, in my opinion.

Beyond that, this is actually a very good time to be a write, with the recent (past several years) advent of e-publishing and print-on-demand publishing, which allows much easier entry into the marketplace. That said, I'll again emphasize that it's hard work, especially if you're determined to produce a book worth reading. That means, first, FINISHING a book, then polishing it for all you're worth, then having someone else edit it (because it's virtually impossible to spot your own mistakes). Then someone to do a final proofing after you've made needed editorial changes. Only at that point is your book ready to sell, either yourself on the various vendor platforms, or by submitting to traditional markets. (By the way, NEVER pay a publisher, no matter what promises they make. There are a lot of scams out there preying upon aspiring writers' dreams.)

If you publish yourself, you still need to have the book formatted (something you can learn to do or pay someone to do) and have a professional-looking cover designed.

I hope this helps, at least a little. Good luck!
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"It's a clean YA series that captures you by a great story! It starts out so different from what I was expecting from this series. It also fixes a situation with a character I've been wanting to see happy! Good sci-fi read!"
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“Books were so much easier to relate to than people.”
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“Guess you can take the girl off the Earth but you can’t take the Earth out of the girl. Not completely, anyway.”
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