Susan Bearman

Personality Theory and Your Writing

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Today’s post is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman. When I was a young parent, I belonged to a support group for mothers of multiples. Each month, we held meetings that often included speakers on various topics relating to parenting twins or higher-order multiples. I learned a lot from these sessions, and one in particular […]

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Crowdfunding for Authors: Is it right and is it right for you?

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Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and crowdfunding for authors is a bit controversial. Let’s take a look at whether, why, when, and how writers should approach crowdfunding. Full disclosure: last fall I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,607 to fund the production and printing of my picture book, the Animal Store Alphabet Book. […]

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There Are Two Kinds of People…

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Today’s article is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman. There are two kinds of people in the world, and I have been all of them. Infantile and wise. Majestic and wretched. Crestfallen and elated. Gracious and a horse’s ass. I have been these people and many, many more. As a writer, this duplicity or plurality of being […]

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Writing Residency Programs: Is this what your writing needs now?

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Today’s post is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to write all day—no job, care-taking, or menial tasks to get in the way? For most of us, writing is something we are driven to do, but we usually have to do everything else (often first) to support our writing. […]

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Self-Publishing by Design: Real-Life Lessons

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Today’s article is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman.  About five years ago, I decided to take control of my writing career. The publishing world was (and still is) changing at breakneck pace, everything was moving online, and I knew I either had to step up my game or be left behind. So, I dived […]

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Developing Your Writing Presence on the Web

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Today’s post is written by regular contributor Susan Bearman. In addition to being a writer myself, I help other writers define and establish their online presence. The three questions I’m asked most often are: Do I really need a website? Do I really need a Facebook page? Do I really need to be on Twitter? It’s […]

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