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Quick Link:Keeping Your Characters Compelling Beyond the First Draft

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Are you one of those people who starts off a rough draft so excited about your characters and your story, only to plow through to the end and find that it has lost its charm? We should start a club together. Sometimes […]

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Quick Link: Creating Setting and Subtext in Your Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Great Stories have depth and evoke emotion in the reader. One way of adding depth and emotional connection is by creating setting and subtext in your writing. Mary Buckham, on Writers Digest, has a brilliant article on how to achieve this. ~ […]

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Quick Links: Write a Sequel That Doesn’t Disappoint: Part I

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Total confession time. I have been know to binge read a favorite author until I just can’t read any more and have to switch genres.  I don’t think that is what Kaitlin Hillerich means when she talks about disappointing sequels. It is […]

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Quick Links: Book Pirates—ARRGH! Have Pirates Stolen your Book or Blog?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Perhaps a reader has messaged you to let you know a book they read is a lot like yours or perhaps you found your title on a torrent list, thank goodness Anne R. Allen is here with wise words on how to […]

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Quick Links: How to Write a Binge-Worthy Book Series

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you decided that your novel should be a trilogy? Or even a series? Jenny Bravo from Blots & Plots to the rescue! She gives out tips to help write a great series, even if you are a pantser. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Links: Writing for Kindle Worlds – the Good and the Ugly

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all fantasize about being in the stories we love, and with Kindle Worlds, you can legally explore that fantasy and share with others. Kindle World writer Toby Neal knows, and she shares with us the good and the bad about writing […]

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Quick Links: The Delicate Art of Character Folding

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I will confess to being a big Game Of Thrones fan. One of my best friends just can’t get into the story. Too many characters, plots, and subplots to follow. Different strokes for different folks! But a good writer should look honestly […]

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Quick Links: Ten Clever Ways To Keep Your Reader Enthralled

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all want readers to love our story, to not be able to put them down until the last page is read, and then having our readers want more.  Sue Coletta over at Writer’s Village shares with us ways we can accomplish […]

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Quick Link: Deepen The Protagonist to Readers By Challenging His or Her Moral Beliefs

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Want readers to invest in your main character? Make them interesting. How? Give them depth and reasons, show why they do the things they do. Nothing is more boring than a perfect character who always knows the right thing to do and […]

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Quick Links: How to Read Critically and Become a Better Author!

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Reading is my favorite homework assignment ever! But I don’t think the kind of reading I like to do is what Kristen over at She’s Novel is talking about. Instead of devouring books, Kristen recommends slowing down and really examining how your […]

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Author Tools: I wrote this review of a Freewrite on a Freewrite

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done I don’t know that a first draft only mobile word processor is for everyone, but if you want to what one is like head on over to Boing Boing where Jason Weisberger reviews his. ~ * ~ I wrote this review of a Freewrite […]

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Author Tools: Is Patreon the Way Forward for Publishing?

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done Patrion is a crowdfunding source for artist. Fans, called patrons, pledge support allowing the artist to have money to live off of while they are creating.  Teresa Preston at BookRiot wonders if this is a viable way forward for authors. ~ * ~ Is […]

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In The News – What is the Internet’s Favorite Book?

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors It probably isn’t what you are thinking. But I have to agree, I love this book too. Read on to find out how Priceonomics came up with their results. ~ * ~ What is the Internet’s Favorite Book? By Dan Kopf Which is the better book: […]

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Quick Link: Now a Word from the Copy Editor . . . Nan Reinhardt – Anachronism

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. An anachronism is anything in a time period where it doesn’t belong, and it can bring your reader’s experience to a jolting halt. Copyeditor Nan Reinhardt from Romance University, discusses anachronisms at length and why they are so bad for your story. […]

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Quick Links: Why Authors Need To Know About Book Sales Cycles

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Among all the other things an author needs to know is that book sales follow a fairly predictable cycle. This is very important for your marketing plan and helpful for when to pick your book launch. Thank goodness C.S. Lakin on her […]

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