Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Live Write Thrive, C.S. Lakin always has great tips. With NaNoWriMo coming up I thought this would be a great help. ~ * ~ How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel by C.S. Lakin I’ve spent more than […]

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Quick Link: POD: Why Authors Should Handle Their Print-On-Demand

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Michele DeFilippo at BookWorks makes the case on why indie authors should do their own print-on-demand. What have your experiences been? ~ * ~ POD: Why Authors Should Handle Their Print-On-Demand by Michele DeFilippo Michele DeFilippo of 1106 Design is committed to helping […]

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“Now re-edited” – the kiss of death or at least stinky breath.

About once a week during one of my day jobs I come across something interesting. I will see an ebook and in the beginning of the description it will say something like this: Now re-edited! Usually accompanied by a date when the supposed re-edit took place. And my first thought is what a shame and […]

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Quick Link: How Your Flexibility is Actually Hurting Your Writing Career

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I chose to post this article because it is so me, just in case it is so you as well. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to say “no”.  At The Write Life, author Adam […]

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Quick Link: How to Sell Thousands of Books When You Don’t Have an Audience

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it feels like a no win situation. People can’t find you because you don’t have any sales but you can’t make sales until people find you. Getting that initial lift is hard for a new author. Thankfully Frank McKinley from Postive […]

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Quick Link: What’s More Important: Author Websites or Social Media?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Jane Friedman, Jane discusses a subject near and dear to my heart – author websites. This should not be an eithor or subject. Having an author site is like having a home. It lets people know who you are and where […]

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Quick Link: Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. In keeping with the “take care of yourself” vibe, I give you this article from award winning author Tabitha Lord at Writer unBoxed. ~ * ~ Indie authors: Your Pub Date is Not As Important as You Think by Tabitha Lord The pub […]

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo – Are you going to join this year? Please say yes!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. Are you ready? I know, I know, there is still almost three weeks before the first day but this is about when I like to start thinking about what I am going to write and what my writing goals are this year. I have made […]

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Quick Link: The Power of Decency in Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Doing a quick Quick Link post for today. I am not close enough to the Anaheim fire to see it but close enough that I can’t breath or see from allergies. My good wishes to the poor communities to the north that […]

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Quick Link: How Do I Make Dialogue Meaningful?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Dialogue is one area that I struggle with. It is important for a story but you want it to have a purpose. Just in time to practice before NaNoWriMo Hyu-Wai Loucks, posting at Elizabeth Spann Craig, has some great thoughts to help […]

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Quick Link: Don’t Fall Prey to Publishing Scams: 7 New Writer Mistakes to Avoid

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Congratulations to Anne R. Allen for the awards given to her blog. We know she totally deserves the praise. Especially for articles like this. There are so many scammy people out there, I do so worry about new writers being taken by […]

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Breaking the rules

There are so many rules to having a presence online.  I know them well. After all, I tell them to my clients, because the rules are there for a reason. When it comes to blogs, I tell people that they are like babies, they need a lot of care and feeding before they grow. Another […]

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Quick Link: The Aspiring Writer: When you feel like giving up

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The last couple of weeks have been unreal in the real world. So I thought this was a good time for an inspirational post. From Jodi Gibson, what to do when you feel like giving up being a writer. ~ * ~ […]

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When all you got to keep is strong, Move along, move along like I know you do -The All American Rejects Move Along

My family and I celebrated the New Year differently this year. Most of the time we reminisce about the past year, what we would like to change, and look forward to in the next coming year. We even have a tradition where we have a fire and we throw small branches of pine in and […]

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Quick Link: Authentic Female Characters vs Gender-Swaps

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jo Eberhardt from Writer unBoxed explains this issue it well. There has been a trend lately to remake movies but to switch the gender. The most notable example is the recent Ghostbusters reboot. I enjoyed the movie but I have to agree […]

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