Symbolism is as symbolism does

Quick Links: Motifs and Symbols and Themes – Oh My!

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Literary devices are the spice of books. They add interest and depth to a story. Laura Drake explains the differences and gives some examples over at Writers In The Storm.  We just finished binge watching Penny Dreadful on TV and loved how […]

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Micro can be very beautiful.

Author Tools – Adopting the Micromovements Strategy to Build Your Author Brand

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done Today’s post from Live Write Thrive reminds me of the old question “How do you eat an elephant?” The is answer is, of course, one bite at a time.  C. S. Lakin explains on how to use this strategy to move forward on your […]

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Getting professional help is always a good option

Quick Links: Book Cover Redesign as Marketing Tool

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We have talked about how important having a good cover is, after all it is what your story is first judged by. But did you know that just having your cover redesigned professionally can do wonders for sales? Jane Friedman explains. ~ […]

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Business Background and symbol

Quick Links: Time Markers: How to Keep a Reader on Track with Your Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Time markers are little hints that keep your readers oriented in your story. Often they are just little details but they help move the story along smoothly. I will admit that I never thought about it, but now that Mary Carroll Moore […]

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In The News – Scientists discover the antidote to writer’s block

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Writer’s Block, the bane of every writer. Here comes science to the rescue! If you have ever suffered from this affliction, read on at the Freelancer’s Union Blog to find out which type of blocker you are and how to solve the problem! ~ * ~ […]

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Too much social media can be overwhelming

Quick Links: When Less Is More on Social Media

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know about you, but I am totally overwhelmed with dealing with social media. It takes time to really connect and do justice to the people who are wonderful enough to engage with you. So when I read Jane Friedman‘s post […]

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I apologize in advance for the time spent on this. But hey, you are improving your typing skills!

For Fun – Brush up on your typing skills

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break Unless you are using a pen and paper, (more power to you!) you are using a qwerty keyboard. For a little Friday fun, why not brush up on your typing skills with a typing game. It is like the old video game Galaga, you have to […]

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kdp-select

Quick Link: Is KDP Select Right for You?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of the tougher decisions for authors is to sign up with Amazon exclusively, through KDP select,  and get higher rewards, or to go with a variety of vendors and get lesser monies from Amazon. Marcy Kennedy tries to help you decide […]

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Because everyone can use a refresher!

Quick Links: 5 Sentences Demonstrating Whether to Capitalize and Punctuate Quotations

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes when you haven’t thought about something for a long time you don’t quite remember it the way you should. So today we bring you the Daily Writing Tips‘ article on capitalization within quotations. ~ * ~ 5 Sentences Demonstrating Whether to […]

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Marketing

Quick Links: How to Use BookBub to Boost Sales of Self-Published Books

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Bookbub is one of the bigger options out there for book marketing. Jane Davis at Self Publishing Advice Center shares her tips on how to utilize Bookbub and the advantages and disadvantages that they offer.  For an alternative approach you can also try […]

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Writing obstacles can be as bad as pull ups in 3rd grade gym!

Quick Link: Overcoming the Emotional Obstacles to a Writing Career

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What is holding you back in your writing career? It is very appropriate that this article come from Writers In The Storm, as I know there are a lot of writers who struggle with different obstacles to reach their goals. I know for […]

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Adding a smart aleck horse always helps, Wilbur.

Quick Links: The 3 Golden Rules Of Writing A Western

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Well howdy partner, rustle on up a stool and sit a spell. The reason why I picked this article to share with you is that it is more about writing a story with western spirit than an actual western.   There is […]

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Busting myths so hard!

Quick Links: Busting Myths about Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. A good book cover and title will get a potential reader to look closer at your story, and a good description goes a long way. But it is still book reviews that most people use to decide whether or not to invest […]

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Group dynamics are very important. When in trouble, add bubbles!

Quick Link: Character Group Dynamics

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. A story is usually made up of more characters than just a hero and a foe. There needs to be a supporting casts, with different amounts of value to the story. How they all interact with each other is what gives the […]

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"And then instead of moving the assets to the positive side of the accounting sheet, the evil bean counter divided the dividend...."

Quick Link: How to Plot a Book: Start With the Antagonist

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Helping Writers Become Authors, K.M. Weiland shares her tips on how to avoid making one of the biggest mistakes on plotting a story. Spoiler alert, you need to start with the antagonist, not the protagonist, because the whole story revolves around […]

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