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How To Add A Red Herring Into Your Book.

Misleading your readers is one of the most powerful tools a writer has. Though there are many ways to do this, one of the most effective is the red herring. What is a red herring, you ask? The article and … Continue reading

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How To Come Up With A Title For Your Book.

Titles can be difficult to come up with. They have to stand out from the crowd and entice readers to pick up your book. So, how do you go about choosing the perfect title that will do your story justice? … Continue reading

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How To Write A Book Blurb.

I talked earlier about how to craft a great first page; you can read that here (GedwardSmithBlog.com). Now let’s talk about writing that all-important book blurb. What should it contain? What extras should you add? All these questions are answered … Continue reading

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How To Avoid First Page Mistakes.

If your potential reader likes your cover and falls for your blurb, what will come next? The all-important first page is your chance to hook a reader into laying down their cash to purchase your book. How can you avoid … Continue reading

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How To Insert A Theme Throughout Your Book.

Themes are the glue that binds every other aspect of your story together. They’re the overall experience your readers will feel. The handle of the blade that is your, the writers, central message. If asked, could you pinpoint the theme/s … Continue reading

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Tips To Build Your Author Platform.

It’s never too early or late to start building your author platform. If you have five books published or if you’re still working on the first draft of your first book building your author platform is essential to gaining readers … Continue reading

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Why You Need To Be Writing Flash Fiction.

I know I’ve been harping on flash fiction for a while now, but I’m a firm believer that anyone who learns to write captivating flash fiction will also improve their longer works. This is true in so many ways. Flash … Continue reading

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