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Quick Link: What Happens After You Sign the Contract?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Weina Dai Randel at Writers In The Storm gives us another peek behind the curtain with what happens after you sign the contract. Hint – it involves lots of edits… ~ * ~ What Happens After You Sign the Contract? May 30th, […]

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Can't you just feel the excitement?

Quick Link: A Look at the Second Pinch Point in Stories

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Pinch points are important and I will admit a new idea for me. But basically they are where the action takes place that leads up to the main climax. It is something that I recognized intuitively but did not have a name […]

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In The News – A brief look at how we read books today

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors A breakdown of American reader habits brought to you by the Staff at The Week. ~ * ~ A brief look at how we read books today The Week Staff E-books were supposed to spell the end of print, but Americans’ reading habits have taken a […]

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How sentences join together....

Quick Link: 5 Ways to Combine Sentences

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of my better English teacher taught me that varying sentence size and structure made for better reading. You shouldn’t have to many long sentences, nor to many short ones. Mark Nichol at Daily Writing Tips shows us how to fold sentences […]

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and a clean original copy someplace safe!

Quick Link: 6 Tips for How to Organize Your Novel’s Edits

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When you write software, you use different version to help track changes, deal with problems, and find code that the user now wants back. Writing a story is similar. You will have different sets of feedback from different beta readers, editors, and […]

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Just for fun: 12 Things Every Book-Lover Has Said To Their Friends

Just for fun – because everyone deserves a break I had to laugh when I saw this, because I had just said the first three examples to my niece.  Enjoy Charlotte Ahlin at Bustle – 12 Things Every Book-Lover Has Said To Their Friends. How guilty are you or is she missing any? ~ * […]

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That's 394 feet in 'merican deep.

Quick Links: How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Write to Done‘s John Yeoman gives us tips on how to take a character to the next level and give them added depth. ~ * ~ How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand by: John Yeoma Do we always […]

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This is the face I make when I am told the bookstore is closing and I have to go home...

In The News – ‘People are hungry for real bookstores’: Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors I am not allowed in a book store by myself. It is a deal I made with my husband, because I can’t be trusted. The problem is that once you get into a book store, it is a very enticing place. So no matter who I […]

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Truly brilliant dialog, if you speak cat.

Quick Link: Why Everything You Think You Know About Dialogue Is Wrong

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Paula sighed as she glanced at the blank screen. “This introduction on dialogue won’t write itself…”  “Meow” said Haldol the cat, while attempting to climb into Paula’s lap for the umpteenth time. “Thank goodness John Yeoman from The Wicked Writing Blog is […]

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It must be hard to type without any fingers...

Quick Link: How to Hire a Ghostwriter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know that hiring a ghost writer is something that I will ever need to do, but I can see how they would useful for other people.  At Reedsy, professional ghost writer Andrew Crofts gives us tips on how to hire […]

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We <3 Freebies!

Author Tools – Character Development Worksheet (Free Printable)

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done Oooh freebies! Who doesn’t like them? Especially if they are as useful as the one from Janalyn Voigt on her Live Breathe Write blog. Janalyn has created a Character Development Worksheet to help you develop and remember the details of your different characters. ~ […]

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A complex moral argument should not be this easy to tell apart....

Quick Link: How to Create a Complex Moral Argument for Your Theme

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” came out, there was a rumor going around that someone went up to the Coen brothers and said “oh you made a movie based on Homer’s Odyssey.” Being the clever people they were, the […]

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Look at that ponytail... Evil! and he matched his shirt to his eyes!

Quick Links: 4 Tips For Creating Bad Boys & Villains Readers Will Love to Hate

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Creating a great bad guy is a fine line. You want them to be bad but not so bad that they become one dimensional and have nothing that the reader can identify with. One way is to identify their motivations for their […]

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Getting professional help is always a good option

Author Tools: Self-Publishing: How to Promote Your Book With One Easy Photoshop Technique

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done If you don’t have Photoshop, GIMP is a free and well respected alternative. Alicia Rades at The Write Life shows you how to make your book(s) stand out and look professional for promotions. I would not recommend using this type of image as a […]

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Deals are <i>very</i> nice

Deals! Remains of the Day: Scribd Offering Unlimited Audiobooks Over the Summer

Deals – Cool deals or offers you might be interested in I am sharing this in place of today’s Quick Link because I don’t want you to miss out. Full disclosure, I don’t make a penny off of any of this. I have friends who are very much into audiobooks and this seems like a […]

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