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Quick Link: Should Indie Authors Put Endorsement Quotes or “Puffs” on Self-published Books?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am one of those people who actually read the endorsement quotes. There are some that are too short to really tell you anything about the book, and I generally ignore those. The quotes with a little substance can tell you a […]

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Quick Link: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: How to Build Fantastic Worlds

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it seems difficult to create a few words on a page, nevermind a whole world. But if you write fantasy or fiction, world building kind of comes with the job. Not to worry, guest poster Kameron Hurley shares how she builds […]

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Quick Link: The Crafting of an Editorial Letter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you heard of or used an “editorial agent”? The right one is a writer’s best friend. Once they decide to accept your manuscript they help you polish it so that they are sending the best example possible to editors. Kelly, at […]

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Quick Link: Success with Audiobooks: What You Need to Know to Get Your Book Into Audio: Becky Parker Geist

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The popularity of audiobooks keeps growing. It is a great way to add extra to your offerings and boost your bottom line. Smart authors on Amazon have a deal, where a customer can add an audiobook added for a lower price when […]

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Quick Link: What Does It Mean To “Raise the Stakes”?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever stayed up all night reading, saying to yourself “just one more chapter” or “just one more minute”? These are the type of stories that loop you in and keep raising the stakes so you can’t put the book down […]

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Quick Link: How to Boost Your Career as a Writer by Creating an Irresistible Series

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am a big fan of series, not the ones that leave in cliffhangers and you can’t find a satisfying end – I hate those, but the ones where there is something new but the characters are familiar and the story has […]

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Quick Link: How Not to Crash-land an Ending

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We spend a lot of time talking about how to start writing but you need to have a strong finish as well. Something that satisfies readers but leaves them wanting more. Sonja Yoerg likes to have very neat and tidy endings, sometimes […]

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Quick Link: The Power of a Permafree Book with Jennifer Waddle

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One great and often overlooked marketing tool is the permafree ebook, especially for series. You can find a great post and podcast by Shelly Hitz and Jennifer Waddle that will help you utilize this great tool. Check it out! ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: 10 Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Traditional Publishing Deal

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Congratulations, you have been offered a traditional publishing deal! But before you go spending your royalties, be a smart cookie and check that deal out through and through. Susan Spann from Writer’s In The Storm has some tips on what to watch […]

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Quick Link: How to Finish Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you need a final push to just get your book done? At Pub Crawl, author Julie is facing a publishing deadline and she shares how she manages to set a schedule to just get’er done ~ * ~ How to Finish […]

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Quick Link: Paralyzing Fear and Creative Professions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There seems to be some connection between being creative and fearful. We are capable of imagining great things but the flip side is being able to imagine horrible things too. Whether you suffer from paralyzing fear or know someone who does, this […]

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Quick Link: Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New? – by Janice Hardy

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Usually, the problem for me is to ignore the shiny sparkly new story that is begging to be written, but I recognize that not everyone is as impulsive as me (thank goodness!).  So when is the right time to give up on […]

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Quick Link: Oops. That Book Review’s Not Verified

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There have been a lot of changes with Amazon’s reviews lately. I understand the need to give readers better and more trustworthy reviews but it also needs to be balanced against how difficult it is to get reviews by writers. Big Al at […]

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Quick Link: Taking Yourself Seriously as a Writer—Before Anyone Else Does

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Emily Cavanagh has a really great post at Writers In The Storm, about how you see yourself as a writer that affects who are you as a writer. She even has some great lessons learned that she wished she did earlier in […]

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Quick Link: Hints from the Pros: Book Tour Tips

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Are you thinking of doing a book tour? Want to know more about book tours? Head on over to Writer UnBoxed where Greer Macallister has gathered some helpful tips from book tour pros. What is your secret sauce for a great book […]

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