Monthly Archives: May 2019

Worst Day Ever Quotes That Will Make You Reconsider

“Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.” William Blake

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Challenges Of Writing For A Modern Audience

These days is writing a novel easier, harder, or basically the same as it was in the past? In this age of the super information highway, fake news, and instant gratification do your readers expect more and know more. The … Continue reading

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Question Of The Week

Could you finish a first draft in 100 days?

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Creating A Religion For Your Fantasy World

Are you in the process of building a world for your novel? Have you considered all aspects? Within your newly created world is there one or many religions that the inhabitants subscribe to? How does one go about inventing a … Continue reading

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Best Blog Topics For Authors

Thinking about starting a blog, already have one? Are you a fiction author? What should you be blogging about to create the most traffic to your site? The article below will help you narrow your blogs down to what is … Continue reading

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So You Have A Bad Writing Process–So What.

You don’t outline. You don’t have a writing schedule. Who cares? Are you plugging away and gaining ground? That’s all that matters right? As long as the finished product makes you proud of your accomplishments, then go about writing in … Continue reading

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Identifying Your Storys Filler & How to Cut It.

Story filler is like an unnecessary cushion. It may look good but ultimately fulfills no purpose and can harm the reader’s experience. How do you go about identifying and cutting your books filler? The only way to accomplish this is … Continue reading

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Literary vs. Genre Fiction: Common Mistakes

Happy ending vs. sad ending (or no ending.) Easy vs. hard writing. What’s the real difference between literary and genre fiction? We’ve all read literary fiction for school and mostly genre fiction for fun if your anything like me. But … Continue reading

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Creating Conflict In Your Writing With Progressive Complications.

Conflict is king in every story. Without it there’s no reason to read and turn the pages. Just a bunch of happy people living their happy lives–boring. How do you create ongoing conflict? With the use of progressive complications, you … Continue reading

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Book Cover Design Mistakes To Avoid

The great thing about self-publishing your book is the control you have over every aspect of its design. This can become a double-edged sword though. Especially when it comes to your books cover. While you may be a great writer, … Continue reading

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A Glimpse

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All Things Character Voice

How do you bring a definitive voice to your characters? Is it different than your author voice? These questions and more will be addressed in the video below and also give you some exercises to work your way into writing … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Marketing A Self-Published Book.

Self-publishing has created a whole new world for writers and once published, the next step begins, marketing. The article below lays out five easy steps to marketing your self-published book. This easy plan will have you reaching your sales goals … Continue reading

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Remember

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Self-Inserts:The Good, Bad, & Ugly.

Self-insert is a new term for me, but the concept is wildly rampant among new writers, especially in first novels which I am currently finishing. So am I guilty of using the self-insert? Absolutely! I think we all are to … Continue reading

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Orson Welles 1938 Radio Broadcast Of ‘War Of The Worlds.’

The most significant scare of a radio broadcast in US history. Orson Welles reimagining of HG Wells ‘War Of The Worlds’ for a live-action real-time reenactment of aliens attacking the nation caused panic to listeners. War Of The Worlds History … Continue reading

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Word Of The Every Other Day

Mercurial [mer·cu·ri·al]  adj.  1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “His mercurial temperament made him difficult to work for.”

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Which Is The Best Book Writing Software?

No matter what software you use are you sure it is the best fit for you? We all get comfortable with what we know but finding that better, more efficient software can be the difference between one book a year … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Writing Prompt

So many people will know. Will it make a difference for those responsible for the atrocities? Only tomorrow will tell.

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Submission Grinder

A great website for finding submission sites. I’ve just recently found this and am falling in love with it. Check it out and let me know what you think. Below is their website and a video tutorial. The Grinder Website … Continue reading

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