Tag Archives: indie authors

Book Cover Design Checklist.

DIY book covers can be one of the most rewarding projects for any author. However, if done poorly, it can have drastic consequences. Before you embark on creating your own cover design check out the article below for some pointers … Continue reading

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Building Cohesiveness Into Your Novel.

Have you ever read a book that felt like it was a mash-up of separate thoughts and directions? As if the author wasn’t sticking to a predetermined theme or motif. This can throw a reader off and confuse or even … Continue reading

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πŸ”Ÿ Signs Your Writing Is Amateurish & How To Fix It.

These tips are invaluable to all writers, especially new writers. Avoiding these mistakes is crucial to your author’s credibility. The article below lays out the top ten mistakes in your writing that make you come off as a newbie and … Continue reading

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Worst Day Ever Quotes That Will Make You Reconsider.

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” –AnaΓ―s Nin

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To ALL Us Writers: Here’s A Much Needed Kick In The Ass!

I love this video! It’s the hard truth and not sugar-coated. It is a much-needed reminder, especially during this #NaNoWriMo. I hope all writers take a moment, click the link below, and watch and let the overall message sink in. … Continue reading

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Question Of The Week.

What inspires you more to write, big city life or country living?

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Crafting Negative Character Arcs.

Who needs a happy ending to be satisfied and entertained? Not me! Negative character arcs are the cornerstone of captivating stories across many genres. If you’re looking to add some depth and intrigue to your story, read this article on … Continue reading

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When To TELL and Not SHOW.

We all know that in our writing that it’s been said over and over to show instead of tell. However, when is it appropriate to tell? The following article lays out just this puzzle when it comes to your story. … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Writing Prompt

He stumbled through the gates and looked up. He found himself back inside the carnival; he hadn’t left; he had reentered the attraction. Everything began to spin.

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Question Of The Week

Do you begin your stories with pencil and paper or the computer?

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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 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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Question Of The Week

What’s more important to you? Word count per day or writing time per day.

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Independent Book Store Day is this Saturday

If you aren’t familiar with IndyBound.org then what are you waiting for? Get on over there! Everything you need to satisfy your indy book cravings. If you don’t know where your local independent book stores are then, you can use … Continue reading

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Find Your New Indie Author Today.

Found this website earlier. It looks very promising β€” a place to find new books from indie authors. You can also submit your own works to their site. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://www.fictiongateway.com

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Social Media Tools & Websites For Indie Authors That You Have To Know About.

Trying to build your writing and publishing career is a challenge. There’s a lot of information out there, and trying to discern a solid piece of advice from fluff or inaccurate data isn’t always easy. Continue reading

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