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The Writer's Mailbag: Installment Eight

Updated on August 20, 2014

Are You Ready for Another Session?

I was so happy to hear from all of you last week, telling me that you enjoyed this series and you want it to continue….so your wish is my command.

You know the drill. You ask questions and I answer them the following week. Just leave your comment in the section below, or email it to me at holland1145@yahoo.com, or leave it on my website at www.williamdhollandauthor.com. That’s how it works, and now it’s time to get started. Oh, one other thing: make the question about writing. I could probably fix what’s wrong with this country, but that would take a series of articles, and I’m not into marriage counseling, so let’s limit the scope to writing.

Here we go!

Sit down because writers write
Sit down because writers write | Source

Deleting Articles from Hubpages

“I would like to know if you have unpublished certain articles from here before forwarding to a publisher? Or do you have separate articles for Hubpages and the wider world?”

This question is from my friend Anna. The question refers to duplicate material, and whether you can have an article on HP and still offer it to a publisher for print in a magazine.

I can only tell you my experience and how I believe this works. If you sell an article to a magazine, then you should delete it from HubPages. However, I have taken over twenty articles from HP and made them into ebooks without deleting from HP, and never had any problems doing so. I’m not sure if I got lucky, or if the duplication scenario only applies to magazines.

The concern is not with HubPages, but rather good faith with a magazine. If you are selling an article to a magazine, you are giving up certain rights to that article. There are exclusive rights, which means the article should only appear in the magazine you sold it to, and there are reprint rights, which means you can sell that article to as many places as you can find….but….HP will consider it a duplication, so delete from HP and all your concerns are taken care of.

Having said all that, I have sold the same article (reprint rights) to three different magazines, and it still appears on HP, so in the final analysis, your guess is as good as mine.

My writing reflects who I am. Other writers may not choose that approach.
My writing reflects who I am. Other writers may not choose that approach. | Source

How Important Is Personal Identity?

“What I love about your writing is that you have such a personal identity.

How important is this to you? Many people for various reasons find the need to write under a pseudonym. Do you think this has any bearing on their success or lack of it?”

This is a great question. The question is in two parts, so let’s tackle them in order.

For me, and this is just a personal choice, personal identity is very important. I have always believed that a relationship should be formed between writer and reader, and that relationship can only be formed if I put myself out there as a real human being. I want my readers to relate to me as a living, breathing liver of life, just as they are.

But there are many writers who do not feel that way, and some have been quite successful. One that comes to mind immediately is John Roswell Camp, who has successfully written novels under the pseudonym of John Sandford. Doing so certainly hasn’t hurt his success over the years, so maybe I’m just full of hot air and I don’t know what I’m talking about.

I guess it all comes down to personal choice.

The Importance of Blogging

“What importance do you place on the “Artistry with Words” blog which you write? Do you feel it has contributed to the success of your online writing? Would you recommend that others do the same?”

I believe this question came from Sally. For the life of me, I don’t know why I didn’t write down names when I was copying the questions. Blame it on old age and let’s move on.

I believe having a blog or website is very important for a writer if they are writing as a freelance writer. In other words, blogging is an important part of the writing platform for any writer. Has it contributed to the success of my online writing? That’s a tough one to answer. There is no way for me to quantify the success of my blog in terms of overall readership of a my articles and books. The importance of a blog for a full-time writer is that it gives your writing business a professional face to the online world.

The other important aspect of blogging, to me, is that I feel it is more personal, and I’m all about personal. I can let my hair down on my blogs. I want my blogs to be like a conversation, and I often include personal vignettes about what is happening in my everyday life. For me, it goes back to forming that bond between writer and reader.

Your family may not be excited about your memoir
Your family may not be excited about your memoir | Source

How We Affect Others with Our Writing

“Does this mean that the writer does not need to take in consideration of how this may affect people close to them? I ask this because writer Susan Shapiro said in her workshop (which I attended) that ‘the minute you upset your family with what you have written, you will know you have found your voice.’”

This question is from Lea. I’m happy to report I actually wrote her name down. One out of four ain’t great, but it’s better than batting .000.

This is a minefield of a question. Watch where you step with this question.

Lea is talking about writing a memoir, and she is concerned that she may upset some family members with her words. I recently had my niece contact me, asking me to help her with a memoir that will definitely cause hard feelings among her family.

Watch where you step!

Should we take into consideration how our words will affect other people? I would hope that we do. I would hope that we write with compassion and empathy….but….and this is a huge but (t)…..

Writers also have to be true to themselves. For many memoir writers, the act of writing that memoir is a cleansing one. The writing allows the writer to deal with some trauma that happened to them earlier in life, and it is very important, to them, to have that story told….and if it hurts others so be it.

Honestly, I can see both sides of this, and it has to come down to a personal decision. I understand what Susan Shapiro was saying about voice. I also understand that a writer better be prepared for some fallout and backlash if they choose to use their voice without restrictions.

Right on Schedule

From Bob in Toledo: “How important is a schedule to a freelance writer?”

Very important!

Next question, please.

Oh, you wanted more, Bob? I don’t know how anyone can be a freelance writer without a schedule. By definition, being a freelance writer means you are in business. How can you run any business without working hours and a schedule? If you are taking your writing seriously, and you have goals you want to meet, then, in my opinion, you need a writing schedule, and it needs to be as specific as possible, broken down by the hour, five days per week, fifty-two weeks per year.

Until Next Time

Keep those questions coming or this series of articles will die a slow death. Thanks to the five writers who gave me material to work with this week. I hope I answered some questions many of you have, and I sure hope I didn’t further muddy any waters you are wading through.

Until next week…..Happy writing my friends!

2014 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, I'm glad, then. I want my readers to know who I am. Thank you!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Those articular questions allowed us to get to know you a little better as a person. Thanks for the insights.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you manatita...any service is good service my friend. Peace be with you always.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      All solid advice Bill. What can I say?

      Good to serve in this way but I'm sure you know this. Here in NY. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mathira, it is, indeed, your personal writing territory, and as such should be enjoyable to you. Well done my friend, and thank you for the kind words.

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      mathira 3 years ago from chennai

      billy, you instantly connect with your readers. I think that is one top reason for your success. I too have started a blog, but it is in its initial stages. It is about marriage relationship problems and I just write whatever I feel is good for marriage. I feel I have lot more freedom while writing for my blog. It is after all my personal writing territory, isn't it?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, vkwok. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Too late, Anna. :)

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for always sharing these amazing tips, Bill!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Please don't. Your knowledge is all I was looking for. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Anna, and I apologize for not putting your name down and giving you credit. I'll fix that shortly.

      bill

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Bill.

      The questions regarding articles specifically for Hubpages or whether they should be unpublished if you are sending on elsewhere, was my question and off course you gave me a helpful and clear answer.

      This is a really good series and it potentially could run for years! Thank you.

      Anna :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, I've been called much worse than Abby. LOL Thank you dear friend.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I agree with Maria, you are certainly the Dear Abby of literature here on HP. Your answers are invaluable to so many. What, you don't like being called Abby, okay, we'll call you the literature guru instead!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vellur. I'm enjoying it as well.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great answers and great series, helpful and informative.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lea my dear, you are right...that is not who you are. In the end, our writing must reflect us as human beings, and I just don't see you doing that to other family members. I am relieved to read your words, and if I helped at all then I am happy.

      blessings you beautiful human being

      bill

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi Billy buc: you covered a lot of bases in this 8th installment and provided a wealth of information...especially about the blogging, and the question about pseudonyms. Most important, I SO appreciate the time you took to answer my question about offending family members. You addressed both side of the coin and I SO appreciate it...THANK YOU.

      I am thinking of the book, and the movie, Mommie Dearest which, I personally feel, turned out to be a disaster for the daughter who wrote it.

      I also read Faith Reaper's answer...and between the two of you, I have made a quality decision to NOT be like Susan Shapiro...I have met her in person and she basically has a thick skin and feels free to write...and if she offends, so be it. This is NOT me. This is NOT who I am. I could never deliberately hurt anyone in my family, or anyone, PERIOD. It is not in my nature to do that. I am certain I can put together a memoir siting only the positive aspects of the lessons I have learned in life with no defamatory remarks about anyone. You and Faith have been very instrumental in my decision and I thank you from my heart. God bless, and I voted up and awesome. Sparklea :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kaili! I appreciate it.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Cyndi, and thank you. Blogging seems to be one of those things that fall through the cracks when we get busy. You aren't alone in that....good luck as you work on that.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      big daddy, it's hard to argue with that simple logic. Thanks for the visit.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kathleen. Once a teacher always a teacher I guess. I appreciate the kind words.

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      Kaili Bisson 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks again Billy...keep 'em coming!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE! I am full of surprises. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Alicia. I'm enjoying this series very much.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, good morning. Memoirs are tricky...and they are traps waiting to be sprung. I do believe we have a responsibility with our words to do good rather than harm....but I also understand the need of some to spill it all for therapy...tough call, really, and I appreciate your thoughts on it all. Great comment.

      Have a wonderful day my friend, and blessings always

      bill

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Absolutely great information, as usual. I do fall down when it comes to the blogging. I do it for others, but I'm so sporadic with writing for myself. I'm sure there's some deep reason for me to discover in that. I do know that I have to change that, however and I am working on it. Thanks for reinforcing what I need to be doing!

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      big daddy oreo 3 years ago

      Black skin would make every white man look stronger.

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      You cease to amaze me with how much you know about writing, in all shapes, sizes and forms. The minute I think you know everything, you come across something new. Your clear desire to learn, and knowledge that it never stops is admirable.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An interesting way of writing for you

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the question and answer format, Bill. It's a great way to share information.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Bill,

      Wow, you received a mailbag full of great questions here! I am glad for some clarification as to e-books, as I had one of my favorite hubs here published in a wonderful e-book to benefit Veterans and it was not-for-profit, so it is a great cause, but I was told I had to unpublish my hub. Of course my story has my name on it, and so I feel a bit strange to not be able to share my very own story where I would love to. It is a true account of miracles. I am of the same understanding as you, Bill, that what HP does not want out there is what we publish here to be placed on another website somewhere, which is not the case with an e-book. I still have that hub in unpublished status here, just in case.

      I am so glad you advised to be wary to publish a memoir when one's words may possibly do more harm, as I am all for "blessed are the peacemakers ..." and I do understand that it is therapeutic to write such, but something of that nature is best written in a personal journal. Our words are so powerful to bring either life or death, and we must be ever so careful to only use words to build up and not tear down others. Just my thoughts here, and of course, to each his own, as my dear mother used to say.

      Blessings and peace always

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Torrs, thank you. It's always a pleasure having you read it. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, I'll be doing more of it starting next month. Thanks for the visit and best wishes to you.

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      Always a pleasure reading your mailbag!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      The whole subject of deleting and using elsewhere is an interesting one--one I am thinking about more and more--Happy Monday to you Bill!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, Bill! I love this community of writers...can you tell? LOL Enjoy your week my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great comment, Heidi. I can always count on your to bring logic to the fray. :) Have a great week and thank you.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love this series Bill. It's like looking forward to my favorite column or tv show. You really have hit a home run with this. It's amazing how many people you have reached here in 2 1/2 years. Keep the coming. Have a great week.

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Agreed, it is sometimes difficult to figure out if a blog is actually producing any results, positive or negative. I'm a stickler for numbers-based evaluation. So if a writer wants to know if it is producing results, they'll have to dig into numbers zone (a scary place for many creatives!).

      But they'll need to know what numbers to look at and how they are relevant. As well, many writers are afraid to look at them, feeling that they'll see low traffic... another sort of rejection letter. Don't look away, friends! Be brave. You'll get a better understanding of your audience and your affect on them.

      More good stuff. Voted up and sharing!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well thank you, Ruby, and I look forward to your question. Just in time for next week's mailbag.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am emailing you a question. I am pleased that you are writing this mailbag series. You help a lot of people..

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sheila, you are right on. Online seems to be the key in this duplicate situation. Otherwise I really don't think there are any worries. Thanks for mentioning that.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bill, your to-do list sounds like mine. I don't know how it happens, but my list never gets shorter no matter how hard I work at it. LOL Oh well, onward and upward my friend. Thank you!

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      As always, you've provided some great information, advice, and suggestions. I stopped to do some thinking after reading the section about whether or not hubs should be deleted if they're later published in a magazine. I'm still confused about a lot of the HP policies, but duplicate content doesn't give me much to worry about because I don't write the same thing in two or more places. What I'm thinking is that hubs which are duplicates to ones in magazines would only be spotted by HP as duplicates if the magazine article is posted online. If they aren't, then the writer only has to abide by the "contract" with the magazine and their own ethics about right and wrong.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Another great installment. Love to hear your thoughts. I especially liked the discussion of reprinting and ebooks. Right on target, it seemed to me. I've got two ebooks compiled I need to get out there. Need to stop writing hubs and publish them... no, I can't do that, either. Maybe a weekend project! Nope, sister-in-laws's 80th birthday party coming up. Squidoo stuff last weekend... oh, well... one day! ;-) Thanks, as always, for your help and sharing!! ;-)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Denise, I have done the same thing. In the end, I had to answer the call inside my own heart and not worry about it all. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, lifegate. I always appreciate your kind words.

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I must be on the right track, then, as I have upset some of my family by writing about the issues that they are having! At one point, it worried me so much that I stopped writing. That was not a happy day. Now, I find that no matter what I do, someone will be upset, so I do the best I can and follow my inspiration!

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      There's always something I can learn from you, Bill. You've done a wonderful job sharing your knowledge with us, and I thank you for that. Looking forward to next time!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great points, Nell. If I had it to do over again, I would change billybuc to just Bill Holland...oh well, live and learn my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great questions, Melissa, and I'll have the answers for you next week. Thanks for fighting through those computer problems and visiting.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Great points Bill, I do agree on the name we choose on here, I feel my name Nell is as personal as my 'real' name Melanie, I get called Nell or Mel, I sat for ages before writing on here trying for the life of me to choose a name, and yes it had to be a name, makes it more personal, nell

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      Melissa Propp 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Another great installment Bill! I've been having some computer issues, so I've been unable to comment for a while..hope this works! If someone is not a freelancer writer, is there a benefit of having a blog? Would you be better off waiting until you had a book published before creating an author website?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure, Eric, and thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nadine, I actually think your way of writing a memoir is the safest and wisest. It's the approach I would take if I were to write one. Thanks for sharing that.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Sally...I knew one of the questions was yours, but I'm happy I was able to answer two of them. I'll think about the ebook article...I'm no expert in them, but maybe I can share something about the process. Thank you.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, boutiqueshops...thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Frank, if that happens then I'll know it has all been worth it. LOL I'll come see your new one soon. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Breakfastpop, keep wondering. Good things can come from wondering. :) Thanks for dropping by today.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill for this series and a thank you to all of your muses.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for your ...as usual...informative hub on your personal experiences as an author/writer. I always enjoy reading them. I've written my memoir in the form of a novel and changed names. Only people who know me know it's my own story, the story of an self employed housewife.

      Have a great week!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Hi Billy,

      Thank you for answering two of my questions.

      I am delighted to see others expressing an interest in e-books and I would love to read more about your approach to writing them. This is of particular interest to me but I don't have a clue as to how to go about it - perhaps you are itching to write a Hub about it!

      Best wishes,

      Sally

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      Sylvia 3 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      I always learn something from you ~ thanks for your dedication to sharing your valuable experience with the rest of us. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago

      Billy thank you for continuing the mail bags.. one of the answers to the questions mentioned in today's installment was yet again helpful to me.. soon you'll cover all my needs and I wont even have to ask one single question... yeah voted useful Frank

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      I wondered about offering articles for sale while still keeping them on HP. A bit of me is still wondering. Thanks for the inf. It is always appreciated.Up and interesting, useful and awesome.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, skip the blog and skip the adoption. They will both cause headaches. LOL After all, I'm adopted, and you might end up with someone like me, and my goodness, I wouldn't wish that on a friend. :)

      Thanks, DJ, and have a great week of research and writing.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'll do that, Sha, and thanks for mentioning that. They are something I did, gosh, over a year ago...maybe longer....I'd almost forgotten about them. LOL

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Great information, as always, Bill.

      You keep stressing the importance of a blog. I am afraid that would

      necessitate the adoption of an 11 year old boy who excels in computer

      finesse. Adoption is not something I see in my near future.

      Your writer's mailbag is most informative.

      Please continue this series.

      Many thanks,

      DJ.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, I knew you were considering publishing some eBooks, but it sounds like you already have. In your next mailbag can you give us links to them? Or can I find them on your website?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Irish, how ya doing? All is well here my friend, and I hope the same for you. Thank you for your kind words...in the end, all we really have is our name and what it stood for. :) You know that as well as I do.

      hugs coming your way

      bill

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Another excellent mailbag of answers Bill. What translates so well is the fact honesty and integrity are important to you and your writing. Thanks my friend for another interesting selection of the queries you receive. Hope you had a relaxing weekend and looking forward to the rest of this weeks installments from you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Ann! One of the nicest things someone can say to me is I am honest and have integrity. I think that is so important in today's world, don't you? Of course you do. Thank you for recommending me to others. You are a wonderful friend.

      Enjoy your week and I expect to see a new article out of you soon.

      bill

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      I'm so glad you're producing this series. Several times lately I've had the occasion to recommend you when someone has asked me a question so have shirked the responsibility!

      More great advice here, of course, but I also admire your honesty and dipomacy when questions aren't easy to answer. It's all part of a writer's integrity isn't it?

      Good to see you after the weekend, bill. Hope your day is a good one!

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you dear Maria. I don't think ebooks matter at all in this discussion. It is the reprinting online that most are concerned with...so I hope you bring those articles back for a second life.

      love,

      bill

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Bill,

      I have been so conservative with unpublishing those hubs that I have made into e-books. Your explanation is helpful and I will be easing some sentimental favorites back into circulation on HubPages.

      Although I don't always comment, this is a series I wouldn't miss and you remind me of "The Dear Abby" of writing... how I loved Dear Abby and you too, baby!

      Have a lovely week. Love, Maria

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes we are, Janine, and I greatly appreciate you always being here for me. Have a fantastic Monday my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brie, I figure if they notify me then I'll change it....and until then, all's fair in love and war. LOL Thanks for sharing your experience.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dora. If you are happy with your output on HP then the blog isn't necessary...do what makes you happy as a writer my friend.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Always love your take on these questions for other writers and must admit on so much (although I think you knew this already) we are truly on the same page and then some. Yes, i do love knowing that. Happy Monday, my friend!

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      Brie Hoffman 3 years ago from Manhattan

      I asked that same question about duplicate content and e-books. I was told that it is perfectly ok to publish articles here and then to also put them in e-books because you cannot find an article on-line in an e-book. I was happy to hear that. I did sell an article and kept in on HP at the same time, but the article was sold in Japan so I wasn't too worried about it.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      My daughter keeps telling me to create a personal blog; and I keep saying that writing on HP is enough. (I used to have one and it is so time-consuming.) I also agree with you that it is good for the writer's identity. This and the other questions and answers give me some helpful thoughts to consider. Thank you!