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Opinion pieces offering commentary on various aspects of book culture, publishing and self-publishing.

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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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Quick Link: Which Option is Better, Traditional or Self-Publishing?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Jeffrey Monaghan, guest posting on Writers And Authors, shares his thoughts about tradition vs self-publishing.  Give it a read and let us know if you think traditional publishing or indie publishing is better? ~ * ~ Which Option is Better, Traditional or […]

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Quick Links: Author Blogs: 5 Bad Reasons for Authors to Blog and 5 Good Ones

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I LOVE this post by Anne R. Allen! In my day job, you know the one that pays the bills, I develop WordPress sites for people.  I still get people who think that if they put a post or two, the world […]

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Quick Links: Self-Publishing Success Stories: How I Do It – with Joseph Alexander

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It is always nice to see how other people are managing their success and maybe getting a tip or two for your own success. At the Alliance of Independent Authors, guest author Joseph Alexander shares his thoughts on how he has been […]

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Quick Links: How to Cope with Anxiety and Overwhelm using Fractals by Nina Harrington

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There are a lot of tasks that can become overwhelming, not just with writing.  But it is like the old saying “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”  By focusing on the first bite, then the next bite […]

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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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