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Independent Bookstore Day

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore day!   Support your local independent bookstore by popping in. Any bookstore that is part of the celebrations will have cool stuff and even if your local independent bookstore isn’t taking part it is always good to support local merchants.   Learn more at http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/ Save

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Quick Link: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Character Descriptions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you use character sheets to help with your character descriptions or do you just make it up as you go along? Do you struggle with describing characters in your story? Kaitlin Hillerich, owner of Inks and Quills, has the ultimate guide […]

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Quick Link: How to Fill the Gaps in Your Plot

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am so grateful to James Scott Bell at Kill Zone for writing this post! You know how it goes,  you have a great story and exciting things are happening to your characters.. until they don’t.  There are always down times where […]

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Quick Link: Finding Your Voice As A Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Finding your voice seems to be one of those things that seem so easy and yet can be so hard.  At least for me. Your voice as a writer should be about who you genuinely are. But my personality/writing style is all […]

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Quick Link: Should Indie Authors Put Endorsement Quotes or “Puffs” on Self-published Books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am one of those people who actually read the endorsement quotes. There are some that are too short to really tell you anything about the book, and I generally ignore those. The quotes with a little substance can tell you a […]

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Quick Link: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: How to Build Fantastic Worlds

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it seems difficult to create a few words on a page, nevermind a whole world. But if you write fantasy or fiction, world building kind of comes with the job. Not to worry, guest poster Kameron Hurley shares how she builds […]

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Quick Link: The Crafting of an Editorial Letter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you heard of or used an “editorial agent”? The right one is a writer’s best friend. Once they decide to accept your manuscript they help you polish it so that they are sending the best example possible to editors. Kelly, at […]

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Quick Link: Success with Audiobooks: What You Need to Know to Get Your Book Into Audio: Becky Parker Geist

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The popularity of audiobooks keeps growing. It is a great way to add extra to your offerings and boost your bottom line. Smart authors on Amazon have a deal, where a customer can add an audiobook added for a lower price when […]

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Quick Link: What Does It Mean To “Raise the Stakes”?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever stayed up all night reading, saying to yourself “just one more chapter” or “just one more minute”? These are the type of stories that loop you in and keep raising the stakes so you can’t put the book down […]

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Quick Link: How to Boost Your Career as a Writer by Creating an Irresistible Series

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am a big fan of series, not the ones that leave in cliffhangers and you can’t find a satisfying end – I hate those, but the ones where there is something new but the characters are familiar and the story has […]

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Quick Link: How Not to Crash-land an Ending

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We spend a lot of time talking about how to start writing but you need to have a strong finish as well. Something that satisfies readers but leaves them wanting more. Sonja Yoerg likes to have very neat and tidy endings, sometimes […]

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Quick Link: The Power of a Permafree Book with Jennifer Waddle

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One great and often overlooked marketing tool is the permafree ebook, especially for series. You can find a great post and podcast by Shelly Hitz and Jennifer Waddle that will help you utilize this great tool. Check it out! ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: 10 Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Traditional Publishing Deal

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Congratulations, you have been offered a traditional publishing deal! But before you go spending your royalties, be a smart cookie and check that deal out through and through. Susan Spann from Writer’s In The Storm has some tips on what to watch […]

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Quick Link: How to Finish Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you need a final push to just get your book done? At Pub Crawl, author Julie is facing a publishing deadline and she shares how she manages to set a schedule to just get’er done ~ * ~ How to Finish […]

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Quick Link: Paralyzing Fear and Creative Professions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There seems to be some connection between being creative and fearful. We are capable of imagining great things but the flip side is being able to imagine horrible things too. Whether you suffer from paralyzing fear or know someone who does, this […]

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