Author Interview: Raymond Camper
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
What started as a personal project has become his legacy. Raymond Camper’s rich voice in his book Shadowland America invites you into his world of poetry through intimacy and authenticity. All of us at Wise Ink wanted to know more, so we interviewed Ray and asks him a few questions about his writing journey. Wise Ink: Who are some of your favorite writers and writers that have influenced you? Raymond Camper: Hmm, the most influential writer when it comes to my own work would probably be Dessa, of the Doomtree collective, because she has this a ..read more
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Is Your Cooking Blog Ready for a Cookbook?
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
  Shhh…. don’t tell anyone… but we at Wise Ink LOVE publishing cookbooks. Why? Well, it’s not just because we love to eat, though WE DO. It’s because cookbooks are super easy to market. Firstly, cookbooks are always among the highest selling book genres, consistently. Secondly, cookbook authors have an easy way to market their books for years beyond their launch– all they need to do is host a cooking demo event! And thirdly, probably MOST importantly, cooking bloggers have a consistently engaged audience and large platform. Win, win, win. Cookbooks are a great way to give a coo ..read more
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Wise Questions: Publicity
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
    This March, Roseanne Cheng shines the limelight on publicity in this months video series. From simple publicity tips to the understanding the relationship behind the job, Roseanne’s got your back! Want to know more? Ask a question below ..read more
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Author Interview: LaBelle Nambangi
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
  Add LaBelle Nambangi’s name to the great fight of challenging the status quo. In her book, Women Who Soar, LaBelle educates women on gaining their own independence and finding their own voice through storytelling. In our interview with her, she talks in depth about her experiences, other authors that have influenced her and how she came to be the great LaBelle. Wise Ink: Who are some of my favorite writers? LaBelle Nambangi:  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Imbolo Mbue Paulo Coelho Maya Angelou Sophia Nelson Chinua Achebe WI: Who are some writers that have influenced ..read more
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Author Interview: Ashley Flynn
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
Meet Ashley Flynn! Ashley is a new author releasing her first children’s book My Favorite Job Is You— a book that celebrates working mothers everywhere. We asked her a few questions about her book, her writing career, and how she manages to balance work and motherhood. Wise Ink: Who are some of your favorite writers and writers that have influenced you? Ashley Flynn: My favorite children’s book to read with my mother growing up was I’ll Love You Forever by Roger Munsch. What a simple, but incredibly touching story. When we would reach the last two pages, I remember just staring at my ..read more
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Wise Questions: Editing
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
      Oh, editing… The who, the when, the cost. This month, Wise Questions dives into the differences between content editing and proofreading, how much you should expect to pay for editing, what beta readers are and more ..read more
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Wise Questions: Setting Writing Goals
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
It’s February… how are your 2018 writing goals coming? If you need a kickstart, check out the first in our video series, Wise Questions, where we discuss all things writing, editing, and publishing ..read more
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Author Interview: Jerry Drew
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
A father’s story, edited by his son  – The Counterfeit Poles is a beautifully told memoir of a family’s secrets through the devastating times of the Holocaust and World War I. Jerry shares with us a little bit about his father and his parents survival story. Wise Ink: Tell us a little bit about your story and what inspired you to write, The Counterfeit Poles. Jerry Drew: The Counterfeit Poles is a memoir written by my father (who died in 2006) detailing his experiences during the Second World War. I am just the editor of these memoirs. My parents, who were Jewish ..read more
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Author Interview: John Slayton
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
John Slayton started writing his novel, Running to Graceland, over 20 years ago. We welcome John to the Wise Ink team and dive into some deeper questions about the makings of his book. WI: Who are some of your favorite writers and writers that have influenced you? JS: Some of my favorite writers are Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell ( loved the Bone Clocks), Andrew Smith and George R.R. Martin. But there are many more writers that I like.  I try to remain diverse in the writers and the genres that I read. As far as influences, I would have to say Stephen King would be the bi ..read more
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Meet the Staff: Graham Warnken
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by Wise Ink
2y ago
Each week get to know one of our amazing staff members as they talk about their writing heroes, advice to writers, and what book is currently sitting on their nightstand. This week, meet Graham Warnken! Wise Ink: Describe your role at Wise Ink in two sentences or less. Graham Warnken: I’m the Production Coordinator, which basically means I deal with the nitty-gritty of the editing, design, and distribution process. Copyediting, proofreading, layout, metadata—if it’s part of getting the book primed and printed, I’m involved. WI: What is your day at Wise Ink normally look like? GW: On any given ..read more
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