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Sorry, no post today. I had to put my 17-year-old blind kitty down for kidney failure and I just can’t. I will be back on Monday. Thank you for your understanding.   Paula

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Quick Link: This is Why Authors Shouldn’t Do it All

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There are people out there who say you can self-publish an ebook for free. And it is true you can. But if you want anyone to actually read your book you have to compete against a lot of other titles, and they […]

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Quick Link – The Aspiring Writer: Impostor Syndrome

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What makes someone a “writer”? Do you sometimes feel like a fake and are just waiting for people to notice? J.F. Gibson has a great piece about dealing with imposter syndrome as a writer. Check it out! You will feel better! ~ […]

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Quick Links: Ultimate Guide: Structural Editing For Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Can you over edit a manuscript? I mean I am sure it is possible but most of the time the problem is not enough editing, and not enough of the right kind of editing. Author Helen Scheuerer from Writer’s Edit helps with […]

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Quick Links: How to Write 10,000 Words in a Day, and Why You Should Give It a Shot (at least once)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What is the most words you have written in day? Have you ever done 10K? I have a couple of times during NaNoWriMo, when life almost got in the way of completing my 50K words. It is not something I think I […]

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Quick Links: Pros & Cons: Referencing the Real World in Our Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The wonderful Jamie Gold goes over the potential and pitfalls of using real world references in your story. A must read if you have ever considered doing this! ~ * ~ Pros & Cons: Referencing the Real World in Our Story by […]

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Quick Links: Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I see a lot of book covers during my day job and I can tell with one look who created their own book cover. It makes a huge difference in getting your potential audience to look at your book. So when I […]

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Quick Links: 10 Things I Know About You and Your Books

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jenny Hansen knows 10 things about you, and I have to admit she pretty much nailed me.  After reading Tolkien as a child, I spent many a day searching for Ents in the forest behind my house. Head on over to Writers […]

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Quick Link: Podcast – Marketing Your Book All the Way to the Bestseller Lists, with Jay Baer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We are offering up something a little different today, a link to a podcast instead of a post. It is an interview between Chris Ducker and Jay Baer about book marketing that I thought was very interesting. Let me know if you […]

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Quick Links – How to use Pinterest for Branding and Marketing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you Pinterest? While not quite as popular as Facebook, Pinterest can be a great platform to add to your social media marketing plan, plus it is great fun! Over at Bad Redhead Media  where Melissa Flickinger has all the info on […]

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Quick Link: 7 Ways to Find Beta Readers and Reviewers for Your book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Beta readers are a great tool for success. They provide a fresh set of eyes to look over your manuscript and hopefully provide great feedback, so you can polish your story before putting it in front of agents or customers. But where […]

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Quick Links: The 5 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make When Seeking Book Reviews

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Reviews are very important for all authors, but especially for indie authors. Good reviews help legitimize your writing and encourage other readers to check out your book. But getting reviews are very difficult.  At Live Write Thrive, Gisela Hausmann gives out tips […]

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Quick Links: Breathe! The Copyeditor Has Your Back

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of the most important things you can do as an indie author is hire professionals to help you. According to author and freelance editor, Dario Ciriello one of the best choices is a good copyeditor. Read Dairo’s post at Janice Hardy’s […]

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Quick Links: Why Do Some Writers Choose to Go ‘Indie’?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Writer Unboxed, indie author Erika Liodice explores the different reason people choose to go indie. Head on over and check it out and see if anything resonates with you. Are you an indie author? Why did you choose to do so? […]

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Quick Links: Your Never Ending Writing Improvement Program

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When I was a software engineer for corporate America, we followed a concept that was called Lean. It was based on Japanese work principles of continuing to look for ways to improve.  Over at Writer’s Helping Writers, author and writing coach Jim […]

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