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Quick Link: That All-Important First Line

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The first line of your book can grab the reader and set the tone for your whole story! At Rachelle Gardner‘s site, she goes over what makes a great first line! ~ * ~ That All-Important First Line by Rachelle Gardner Let’s […]

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Quick Link: How to Be Your Own Editor: 5 Common Mistakes to Fix

Quick Link: How to Be Your Own Editor: 5 Common Mistakes to Fix

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Editing your own work is hard! Even if you hire an outside editor, and I totally recommend that you want to present the best work you can. Jo Linsdell at Writers and Authors shares a lovely checklist to help you edit your work. […]

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Quick Link: 5 steps To Building A Successful Author Platform Before you Publish: Donna Galanti

Quick Link: 5 steps To Building A Successful Author Platform Before you Publish: Donna Galanti

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When is the best time to start marketing your book and looking for an audience? Before you even start writing it! Head on over to the Self Publishing Advice Center of ALLI and find great ideas for building your author platform or […]

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Quick Link: 14 Facebook Live Ideas for Authors

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. So you know how I always talk about baby steps. Well doing a Facebook Live event is too much of a big step for me, but if you are braver than I am or further along in your journey then Rachelle Gardner […]

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Quick Link: Want To Win NaNoWriMo This Year? 7 Tips On Writing And Productivity

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. How are you doing with your NaNo words? Even if you are not writing with NaNo this year, everyone can use tips on writing and productivity all year round! So head on over to The Creative Penn and check it out! ~ […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Dumb conversations!

Hello to all you writers and especially to all the NaNo’ers out there! How are you doing? Has your plot run out of steam? Or are your fingers flying off the keyboard? I am actually caught up on my daily numbers and am trying to push ahead as I have two very important birthdays this […]

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Quick Link: 5 Huge Mistakes Ruining the Romantic Relationships in Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hallelujah and Amen! I know this is about romantic relationships so it might not apply to everyone but I feel what Bella Pope is preaching. I see so many books with obviously unhealthy attitudes about sex and relationships that I had to share […]

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Throwback Thursday! Book Trailers: 11 steps to make your own

Book trailers are videos posted online and distributed via video networking sites like YouTube. These can be big budget blockbuster movie clips, or budget MovieMaker slides to music. You can make it an advert or a social media fun clip that people want to watch. It can be a human interest story made more like […]

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Quick Link: How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Even though this article by Angela Ackerman is from Romance University, it’s wise words are for every genre of writer. After all who doesn’t need more depth to their characters. Check it out! ~ * ~ How to Add Depth to Your […]

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Quick Link: How Pinterest Can Help Writers Write Better

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I love Pinterest. It is a great place for inspiration and help. Just be warned, it is very addictive and very easy to lose a lot of time there. At Live Write Thrive, guest poster Piers Golden shares how Pinterest can help […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – World building is hard!

Hello! How are all you writers and NaNo’ers doing? I fell behind on my word count right away as of course all my client’s programs/servers/websites needed attention! But I managed to almost catch up on double Saturday.  I also donated because if you enjoy writing whether or not you participate in NaNoWriMo, they do a […]

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Quick Link: Make The Most Of A Scene Through The Senses – With A Simple List

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is one of those ideas who simplicity is brilliant!  At Writers Write Anthony Ehlers shares a simple list that you can use to get the most of out of using your senses to really bring the reader into the scene. ~ […]

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Quick Link: Herd Your CATS

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course, we are not talking about literal cats, more literary CATS. Or as James Scott Bell at Kill Zone describes it “Character Alone Thinking Scenes”.  While these types of scenes can be very powerful, they do have to be used at the […]

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Quick Link: The Do's and Don'ts of Naming Characters

Quick Link: The Do’s and Don’ts of Naming Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is so cool I had to share it! At well-storied, Kristen Kieffer hosts a Twitter chat group that discusses all kind of things writing. This particular example is about naming characters and she has a transcript because we can’t build a […]

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Throwback Thursday! Blogs: 10 reasons authors should have one

Blogs are a few years old in the tech industries, but now they are a must-have for authors who want to get the word out. If you don’t have a blog yet, here’s why you need to get blogging!

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