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All levels of writing experience and publishing expertise welcome here. ​

Knock it out of the ring, writers.  

Join our exclusive group of dedicated writers, literary misfits, and book nerds.  Be a part of our career-focused community to share tips and tricks about living the writing life!

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We've got a punch list of tips from some heavy weights in the writing arena.

Wanna be part of a writing community? Join the Write Hook's free for serious writers.

PUNCH LIST:  How to Use Your Book's Interior Design to Increase Book Sales THURSDAY MAY 20 at 2pm Central
Top Interior Book Designer Colleen Sheehan, head of Ampersand Book Interiors, will share how the design and structure of your book improves readability and ultimately sells more books. Get the inside scoop on trade secrets about fonts, chapter breaks, POD and e-book best practices, and so much more! 

May 20th, 2021  2 PM CENTRAL


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Our past guests offer up some great encouragement.

PUNCH LIST:  Mike Bray, Publisher of Wolfpack Publishing, shares what his publishing house is doing in 2021 and what kind of work he is looking for from new and seasoned writers.

PUNCH LIST:  Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company, HGTV, LinkedIn, The Ritz Carlton, and BNP Paribas are some of the internationally known brand leaders who have called on Jess Ponce III to coach their executives, spokespeople and talent. Discover what writers need to know about talking about their book and their brand.

PUNCH LIST:  Jim Azevedo, Marketing Director at SMASHWORDS, shares best practices for bestselling
e-book authors with a special focus on e-book  pre-orders and e-book


13 Midnights producer and writer Steve Scearcy talks about telling stories from your own life experience and from the lives of others. Steve has created a creepy  anthology of true tales that has found its audience on one of the world's most popular screens. Now included with Prime membership. The spine-tingling thriller anthology 13 Midnights features 13 true stories based on ghostly encounters by real people.

PUNCH LIST:  Hazel Dixon-Cooper is an internationally best-selling author, and former columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine. She has always found time to write no matter what. Word-by-word, she has leveraged her tenacity and good humor to build a remarkable career. Now, Her new book in 2021 is Confessions of a Fat Cosmo Girl (Post Hill Press).

PUNCH LIST:  An independent Book Editor, Jenny Jensen helps authors reach the highest potential for their work.  Jenny helps the author's material reach the highest potential and stand out from an ever more crowded and competitive field. She loves the process of creating and is thrilled to be part of that process for so many great voices — voices both seasoned and new.

PUNCH LIST:  Karen Schechner, VP of Kirkus Indie, explains that getting reviewed is a marketing strategy deployed by every major publisher in America, because it is a tried and true foundation for introducing new books to readers and building audiences for authors...and Indie authors can be part of it.


PUNCH LIST: Publishing expert Mark Lefebvre shares career-building tips on the critically important relationships writers must develop in order to survive and thrive in indie publishing. 

PUNCH LIST: Don O'Daniel, owner of Blue Leaf Book Scanning, explains the scanning service his business can provide to authors who need digital filed created from old published novels in book form or any kind of paper-only manuscripts. His scans transform printed content into digital files that can be edited and prepared for re-publishing.


PUNCH LIST: Award-winning YA author Marilyn Reynolds tells writers to do this important thing before throwing in the towel. 

PUNCH LIST: USA TODAY best-selling suspense author Rebecca Forster shares 2 must-do moves for every serious writer. 

PUNCH LIST: Writing Coach and Book Critic Nick Owchar reassures writers that their work can and needs to be's key to victory for writers!