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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: 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: 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: 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: Acknowledgments: Make Them Awesome

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. My wise old granny always said have an attitude of gratitude and as authors, it is important to acknowledge those who help us. But as an author, you are already creative so make them cool. Head over to Books & Such and […]

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Quick Link: Your Author Bio: Does it help your Book Sales or Stop Them Dead?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When is the last time you looked at your author bio? I thought so. Often overlooked,  a good author bio can give a reader a sense of connection. Anne R. Allen has some great tips for creating or sprucing up your author […]

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Quick Link: Are You Ready to Conquer Writing Overwhelm?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Kristen Kieffer, on her blog well-storied, breaks down steps to help you from being overwhelmed.  The big takeaway for me was about focus. Because the more focused you are on what your goals are, the clearer your path becomes. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Links: Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with John Nicholl

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Another success story in the world of self-publishing! Check out the interview with the bestselling author of three dark psychological thrillers, John Nicholl at the Alliance Of Independent Authors. ~ * ~ Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with John […]

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Quick Link: The blank page – conquering your fears. And a couple of writing prompts

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start. Roz Morris at Nail Your Novel understands and has kind words to help you overcome. ~ * ~ The blank page – conquering your fears. And a couple of writing prompts By Roz Morris […]

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Quick Links: Embrace Your Boundaries

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There is something so right with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman being together.  So stay happy you crazy kids. That bit of randomness was brought to you by Dan Blank at Writer UnBoxed and his post about setting boundaries to help your […]

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Quick Links: Staying Organized While You Write–and Finish–Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What tools do you write with? I use both MS word with track changes on and Scrivener.  At How To Plan, Write, And Develop A Book, owner Mary Carroll Moore gives her professional advice on how she stays organized while writing. ~ […]

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Quick Links: One Way to Form Habits That Lead to Success

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. They say it takes three months of doing something to make it stick as a habit. The esteemable Shelly Hitz has a post and a podcast that gives you more tips on how to succeed with great habits. ~ * ~ One […]

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Quick Link: 6 Attitudes of Highly Productive People

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Writing is hard, we all know this. And sometimes it is beyond hard. So with that in mind I have a great article from C.S. Latkin about how highly productive people manage to do what they do so well. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: The Secret of a Successful Mystery: Making the Reader a Participator

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Although this article on Writers Helping Writers is geared towards the mystery genre, the wisdom that is shared really applies to all types of stories. The best reads are the ones that suck you in and won’t let you out until you […]

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