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Quick Links: What I Learned from Launching My First Best Seller

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Yesterday we learned what not to do, today we look at lessons learned from a successful book launch. Jeff Goins at The Write Practice tells us what he figured out from his positive experience. ~ * ~ What I Learned from Launching […]

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Quick Links: How I Failed at Promoting my Novel with Amazon Advertising

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes the best lessons are not the ones where you succeed but the ones you fail at. Those are the ones that you learn the most from, which means it isn’t really a failure, just a learning curve. Eliot Peper over on Reedsy.com […]

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Writing Tools: Ulysses Is the Plain Text, Evernote-Style Writing App I’ve Always Wanted

Writing Tools – things to help you get your writing done Thorin Klosowski at Life Hacker reviews Ulysses, a plain text writing tool. What are some of your favorite apps or tools to help get your writing done? ~ * ~ Ulysses Is the Plain Text, Evernote-Style Writing App I’ve Always Wanted Thorin Klosowski 5/12/16 […]

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Quick Links: How do you become an editor?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever thought of becoming an editor and helping other writers shape their work? Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel shares the different types of editor and what it takes to become one. ~ * ~ How do you become an editor? […]

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Quick Links: Six Ways To Self-Edit & Polish Your Prose

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am a firm believer in hiring a professional editor.  That said, you want to put your best effort forward and do as much as you can. Lucky for us, Kristen Lamb is here to help us with self-editing tips so you […]

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In The News: Cory Doctorow: Peace In Our Time

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Are writer’s groups and libraries at crossroads with publishers over eBooks? Cory Doctorow, author and man about the web, believes so. He also believes he has some answers to help us all just get along in this article from Locus Online. ~ * ~ Cory Doctorow: Peace […]

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Quick Links: What’s the Difference between Plot and Story?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I admit that when I first looked at this post by Jami Gold, I was didn’t think there was going to be much I could get from it. But Jami goes deep. There is a very important difference between the story and […]

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In The News: DRM nightmare: After recent upgrade, Kobo customers report losing Sony books from their libraries

 In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors It is laughably easy to get around DRM in eBooks. Not only does it not deter would be pirates, DRM punishes those who purchase titles legally. Case in point – the most recent episode of legal users loosing purchases from their libraries after an upgrade courtesy […]

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Quick Link: Which Social Media Channel Sells The Most Books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. If you are an author, you know the importance of social media. Especially when it comes time to try and generate exposure and sales for your books. So this article from Rachel Thompson on Bad Redhead Media will be of interest to […]

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Quick Links: Your Two-Year Plan for Writing, Editing and Publishing Your Novel (However Busy You Are)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When I first read this post by Ali from Aliventures I admit I was a bit shocked. Two years seems like a long time! But then I realized that not only was this a reality check, but when you look at the […]

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In The News: Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared

 In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Lifehacker’s Thorin Klosowski gives his opinion on the four Amazon Kindles. The new Oasis is out, and if you are curious if it is worth the price, read on. For reading I am a purist and I love my Voyage. So having a dedicated eReader is […]

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Quick Links: How to Survive the Edit Letter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Writing is a very personal thing. So it is easy to see why people have difficulty with feedback. It’s like getting immunization shots, you know you need them but it’s going to hurt.  One way to get good feedback is working with […]

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Quick Links: The 6 Elements of Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Character, plot, setting, point of view, theme, and style. According to Ruthanne Reid these are the six elements you need for good fiction, and she goes into detail about each one over at The Write Practice. ~ * ~ The 6 Elements of […]

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In The News: E-books, why so old-fashioned? Here’s a Web wakeup call

 In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Over at CNET, Stephen Shankland asks why we can’t make eBooks more like webpages, with all the glories functionality that technology provides.  I actually love creating customized eBooks for people. Because of my background as a software engineer, I can often do little extra’s such as drop […]

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Quick Links: The Joy Of Genre Mashing: 5 Tips For Writing Cross Genre

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Some books are very easy to put into a genre – like The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1) by Raymond Chandler, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, or The Notebook (The Notebook #1) by Nicholas Sparks. Others not so much. Lines are becoming […]

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