Michael Doane, Writer

Michael Doane teaches writers how to overcome their fear.

Join Michael Doane at the Harford County Public Library, Havre De Grace Branch, for an exclusive workshop on forming a daily writing habit. Get to the root cause of your writer’s block. We’ll explore the psychology behind why writers hold themselves back and study three simple strategies for creating every day. If you’re a writer looking to free yourself and finally write the book of your dreams, this workshop is for you.

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The Literary Merits of Tom Clancy, Sara Nović’s Girl At War, and My First (Little) Break As A Writer

3/12/17 “The Literary Merits of Tom Clancy, Sara Nović’s Girl At War, and My First (Little) Break As A Writer”

Today in literary history, Tom Clancy was born in 1947 in my home city of Baltimore, MD. It might be a little too easy to write Clancy off as a pulp novelist and ignore his serious contributions to the American canon. But what we have to remember is that even Shakespeare was writing for a popular audience in his own time, which is what made his work so lasting.

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Michael Doane shares his self-publishing journey.

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably thrown around the pros and cons of self-publishing more than once or twice. Maybe you’ve even bought into the myths that traditional publishing naturally gets you more recognition, or that you’ll make more money with a real publisher. But all this is changing. It’s easier now than ever to find your specific audience and build a direct relationship with them.

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