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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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Is Your Book Ready To Publish Or Query?

Knowing when to publish is a tricky question. Is your manuscript ready? Have you rewritten and edited enough? Have you gotten the reaction you wanted from beta readers? So many questions and so many decisions, what do you do? The … Continue reading

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How To Evoke A Certain TONE In Your Writing

Tone of voice is critical in pulling in your readers to the overall feel of your story. The choice of words or what the character notices in their surroundings can be great identifiers of tone. In the video that follows … Continue reading

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How To Self-Edit Your Novel.

Yesterday I talked about which editing services you should use once you’re at that point in your manuscript. However, before you get there, you should have completed a few rounds of self-editing. How do you go about doing that? The … Continue reading

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How To Successfully Market Your Book.

What comes to mind when you think about marketing your book? There are many different avenues to explore when talking about book marketing. Below, the video will talk about five marketing tips that will get your book out there to … Continue reading

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The First Pages Of Your Novel Should Have…

Worried the beginning of your novel isn’t going to captivate your readers? Then follow these eleven simple tips to make sure you have included everything you needed to hook them. There is also a video on where to start your … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice You Should Always Ignore.

When we start writing we go looking for any and all advice we can find. This only makes sense. We want to learn so we can improve upon our craft. But we have to be wary of certain advice because … Continue reading

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How To Write Horror Part 4

In our final installment of today’s How to Write Horror series, we’re going to talk about horror cliches to avoid when writing your story. We all know a cliche when we read one. However, these might not be so obvious … Continue reading

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How To Write Better Horror Part 1

What are the most critical aspects of a horror story? The screams and scares? Well that’s true, that’s the end game but what do you need to do to guarantee those scares? In part one we are going to look … Continue reading

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How To Write Flashbacks And When To Use Them.

Do you use flashbacks in your stories? Are you sure you’re using them at the right moment? A flashback can be used to set up a story in a unique way, or it can fall flat and take away from … Continue reading

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1st Person or 3rd Person Narrative

Which point of view should you write your story in? Is there even a right answer? Well, maybe not but there are some things you must consider when choosing a POV. In the video below you will find the do’s … Continue reading

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How To Write A Fight Scene That Kicks A**!

One thing is clear– the fight scene is short! That means every sentence must count. Now let’s examine the content of those sentences. Continue reading

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How To Create Emotion In Your Writing Without It Being Melodramatic.

All successful novels, no matter what genre, have one thing in common: Emotion Continue reading

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How To Write Great Dialogue & Have It Move Your Story Forward.

Realistic dialogue written well can advance a story and flesh out characters while providing a break from straight exposition. Continue reading

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How To Break Through A Slump or Stall In Your Writing.

You’re sitting at your desk, staring at your computer. Maybe the chapter of your current project is up on the screen. Perhaps you don’t have the freaking slightest of clues what to write next. Continue reading

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Point Of View & Why It Should Be SO Important To You.

    How often do you consider the point of view in your writing? In my case, hardly ever. Maybe that’s because I instinctively write in one particular point of view or maybe it’s because I just do not understand the … Continue reading

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