Tracy Marchini

Freelance editor, children's writer and occasional word inventor.

The Secret Is: There Is No Secret

As writers, it’s easy to believe that there’s just one “secret” to becoming published. “If I go to xxx conference, then…”, “If I met an editor, then…”, “If I write … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Occasional Newsletter

I’m (finally) launching an occasional newsletter for readers and writers, and all those that would like to be in-the-know about my books and/or editorial services. It’ll have updates about my … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

“What To Do”… with Critique Feedback

I was listening to Pandora and Ok Go’s “What To Do?” came on, and it reminded me of when the album first came out and I had made a cassette … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Top 5 Wedding Songs Effie Is Glad To Be Missing

This post was originally posted at Dreaming of Books as part of the Teen Book Scene tour for Effie At The Wedding. Since Effie’s at a wedding and loves lists, … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Authors In Bloom: Bruschetta Recipe and Effie At The Wedding Giveaway

From April 9th to the 18th, this blog will be participating in the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. There will be a grand prize giveaway, as well as giveaways on … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

5 Things You Should Do On The First Page of Your YA Novel

1.) Set the scene. I’m not sure why, but I see many more children’s manuscripts that start with, “My name is (blank),” than I’ve ever seen in adult fiction. And … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

5 Things Writers Can Learn From Bethenny Frankel

First off, I’m a Bethenny fan. She was my favorite RHONY housewife, because she was grounded, true to herself and built a successful business before becoming a reality star. (Also, … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lessons Learned At My One Year Indie-Versary

Today marks my one year Indie-Versary! Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms was first published on March 30, 2011. The next day I uploaded Effie At the Wedding, … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Podcasting with Paula B. of The Writing Show

Paula Berinstein is a writer, story consultant, and serial entrepreneur specializing in communication and information. She has produced and hosted The Writing Show since 2005. Welcome to the blog Paula, … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment


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