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Quick Link: 5 Steps to a Thorough Book Edit

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Editing a manuscript can be cringe inducing, right up there with getting a root canal.  But it needs to be done to move you forward.  Good thing Liberty Speidel has some great tips so you can do a thorough job and perhaps […]

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Quick Links: The 5 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make When Seeking Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Reviews are very important for all authors, but especially for indie authors. Good reviews help legitimize your writing and encourage other readers to check out your book. But getting reviews are very difficult.  At Live Write Thrive, Gisela Hausmann gives out tips […]

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Quick Link: 3 Questions to Ask When Revising

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Into ever writer’s life there is a time for revisions. Sarah Ahiers has a couple of questions to keep in mind as you do the revision to make sure you are putting out quality work. Just go to Writer’s Digest to learn all […]

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Quick Link: How to Describe a Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. A good story character is one that readers connect with them, envision them in their mind. James Scott Bell has some great advice on character descriptions over at Kill Zone. ~ * ~ How to Describe a Character by James Scott Bell […]

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Quick Links: How To Best Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You have probably heard about SEO, and even know that it means Search Engine Optimization and that having good SEO means your site gets better traffic. However, SEO is a tricky thing, even for professionals. Over at Bad Redhead Media, Rachel Thompson […]

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Quick Link: What is Hybrid Publishing? Here Are 4 Things All Writers Should Know

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you heard of hybrid publishing? I didn’t until I read the article by Brooke Warner at The Writer’s Dig.   It is a great opportunity for authors who are on the fence between indie and traditional publishing. If that sounds like […]

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Quick Links: Breathe! The Copyeditor Has Your Back

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of the most important things you can do as an indie author is hire professionals to help you. According to author and freelance editor, Dario Ciriello one of the best choices is a good copyeditor. Read Dairo’s post at Janice Hardy’s […]

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Quick Links: Why Do Some Writers Choose to Go ‘Indie’?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Writer Unboxed, indie author Erika Liodice explores the different reason people choose to go indie. Head on over and check it out and see if anything resonates with you. Are you an indie author? Why did you choose to do so? […]

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Quick Links: Your Never Ending Writing Improvement Program

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When I was a software engineer for corporate America, we followed a concept that was called Lean. It was based on Japanese work principles of continuing to look for ways to improve.  Over at Writer’s Helping Writers, author and writing coach Jim […]

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Quick Link: Using Internal Conflict to Create Plot

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Janice Hardy does it again with another great post! Are you struggling with adding depth to your story or just want to take it to another level? Head over to Writer’s In The Storm to learn how to use your protagonist’s inner […]

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Quick Link: Creating a Satisfying Character Arc

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Pub Crawl, author Julie Eshbaugh shares the importance of writing a great character arc. The point that I enjoyed most was how well she knows her characters to the point of being able to tell if an action was something they […]

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Quick Links: What Is Your Character’s Cornerstone?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. First, I totally love Westworld, so I am biased about this post from Rachel Scheller.  However, she has a great point about dealing with backstory issues. We are often told to watch out for too much backstory, but as Rachel points out, […]

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Quick Link: Reading Reviews: It’s Complicated

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hey all you published authors out there, how do you handle reviews? Today’s post comes from Laura Benedict at Kill Zone and deals with the issues of book reviews, while adding a humorous twist. You could also share your best tips on […]

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Quick Link: 5 Ways to Combat Author Anxiety

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever had author anxiety? I know I do, probably daily!  So if you have ever suffered, author Brynn Kelly has the cure! Head on over to Writer’s Digest to find out how.   ~ * ~ 5 Ways to Combat […]

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Quick Link: The Power of Instagram – Marketing Tips for Indie Authors

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Social media has to be a part of your marketing plan. But there are so many options and each option is not the same in terms of reaching new fans. Today’s offering by Penny Sansevieri at Writers In The Storm discusses how […]

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