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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

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Should Self-Published Authors Pay For Reviews?

When I hear about companies like Blue Ink Review, who charge self-published authors to have their books reviewed by professional book reviewers, I have two thoughts:

1. FINALLY! I’ve been waiting for high quality websites who specialize in self-published book reviews written by professional reviewers to emerge as the gatekeepers of the self-publishing industry.

2. [...]

Bestselling vs Bestwriting Books

First, I want to say that I was fortunate enough to meet Samuel Park in person when he read from his debut novel This Burns My Heart here in San Francisco tonight. I was so drawn in by the story and his dialogue that I bought THREE copies–all at full hardcover price. So if you’re [...]

Plastics: My Love/Hate Relationship

As a writer, you probably own a computer. Maybe you have two, a laptop and a desktop. You may also have an e-reader, a Kindle or an iPad, and you most certainly have a cell phone, whether it be a smart one or a dumb one. You probably also own a car, a camera, and [...]

TV: What Do You Watch?

I’m on a tight (self-imposed) deadline to get my WIP revised before I go on vacation in two weeks, AND I need to rent a car and get my hair cut and buy a bathing suit and 25 other things before then, so this week I have a Q4U: What TV shows do you watch, [...]