Chip MacGregor


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  • December 5, 2013

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    Big news: Mindy Starns Clark will be the featured guest on the talk show Lifestyle Magazine this Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2013 (tomorrow!). The episode will feature a lively and humorous discussion between Mindy and hosts Mike and Gayle …

  • December 3, 2013

    The Pareto Principle

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    Vilfredo Pareto was a Paris-born Italian, from a prominent exiled Genoese family, famous in his own day as a social economist. He is often referred to as the first modern economics professor, and he more or less developed microeconomics as …

  • November 26, 2013

    Writers: Learn to Think Quarterly

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    We’ve been talking about making a living at writing, and I’ve talked about the importance of having a place, a time, a project, a writing goal, and a calendar (among other things). Let me suggest there’s one other thing you’re …

  • November 25, 2013

    Why you need a Writing Calendar

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    If you’re going to make a living at writing, you’re going to need to consider creating a writing calendar. This is, you need to have a document that details what you’re going to write each day. Think about buying a …

  • November 22, 2013

    FINDING YOUR VOICE

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    GUEST WRITER  ANE MULLIGAN

    President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, Ane Mulligan writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet iced tea. While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, she’s worn many different ones: hairdresser, legislative

  • November 18, 2013

    Treating your writing as a business

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    I’ve been exploring the notion of making a living in the new publishing economy, and I want to make sure writers understand the big picture… You’ve got to treat your writing as a business. 

    Oh, sure, some writers will insist …

  • November 16, 2013

    On Snippet, PW, and a good friend

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    SNIPPET: I had several people email me to ask why we had the blog post about Snippet. The fact is, I simply love the tool. It’s easy to use (an author simply drops in short chapters or essays), it’s interactive …

  • November 15, 2013

    What does it mean to "make a living" at writing?

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    I’ve been talking about authors trying to make a living at writing recently, and a couple people have written to ask me, “When can I know I’m actually making a living with my words?”

    To me, the answer is personal. …

  • November 8, 2013

    SPREAD THE WORD! We’ve Moved.

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    Earlier this year, our agency moved to the Oregon coast. We love the new digs! We’re less excited about how much mail is still being sent to our old office address.

    For all regular US mail please use this address:…

  • November 5, 2013

    The word from the marketing seminar…

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    I’m just back from our MacGregor Literary Marketing Seminar in Chicago, had a wonderful time with more than 50 authors we represent, and enjoyed the Windy City. One of the discussion points that came up at the gathering was the …

  • November 1, 2013

    Writing as Marketing (a guest blog)

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    When I put my mind to marketing, something I have noticed is that things feed in to each other.  As I am not outgoing by nature, ‘putting myself out there’ has not worked well for me, but a strategy that