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Quick Link: 10 Tips for Self-Published Authors

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Here are some good pointers from author Duncan M. Hamilton for writers who are thinking of becoming self-published. Head on over to Fantasy Faction for the full post. ~ * ~ 10 Tips for Self-Published Authors by Duncan M. Hamilton In publishing […]

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Give what you promise.

I just finished a book, one I won’t name because I don’t want to be mean. The problem is that the book was really good, at least for the first half.  You could tell where the writer either had a deadline or just gave up. I hate that. It happens sometimes when I play an […]

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Getting to know your world

One of the things I love to do is go shopping at specialty markets, and Los Angeles has so many great places. The Mexican grocery store down the street carries real bologna, the kind with the red strip around it. My great aunt in Newfoundland used to fry pieces up for breakfast, so being able […]

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Quick Link: Stupid Advice I Have Taken about Writing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. That’s the danger of reading advice on the web, you have to be careful about the quality. Even really good writers can give conflicting suggestions. But there are some words of wisdom that you would have been better off never reading. At […]

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Quick Link: 4 Ways To Develop The Unique Voice Of Your Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Once you get your own voice as a writer down, you need to then work on the voices of your characters. Their voice helps to define their personality in the reader’s mind. Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn has some great tips […]

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Quick Link: From an Engineer to an Author, I Find These Writing Tips Really Helpful

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hey, another engineer who transition to being an author! Leon Ho, who is the Founder and CEO of Lifehack, shares his tips on how to hack your writing skills. There is hope for me yet! ~ * ~ From an Engineer to […]

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Quick Link: Keeping Organized as a Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Being a pantser comes very easily for me. Finding a story to write and filling out a general plot is never hard. But all the rest of the structure and details and the finer points that make a story worth sharing is […]

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Quick Link: How to Fix Any Plot Hole Like a Pro

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I hate plot holes. My day job requires me to be very logical and I try not to drive everyone around me nuts with it. But no matter how much I love a story, a plot hole will keep wispering in my […]

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Quick Link: What It’s Actually Like to Work With a Book Editor

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hopefully if you have already published you know the answer to this question, but if you have never worked with a book editor Blake Atwood at The Write Life shares his experiences. ~ * ~ What It’s Actually Like to Work With […]

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Quick Link: 5 Steps To Naming Your Characters Effectively

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Ugh, I don’t know about you but I spend waaaaay too much time messing with my characters names, more than I spent worrying about my children’s names!  Thank goodness for MS search and replace!  Writer’s Edit has a great post on finding […]

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Quick Link: How Do You Know When To Start and End a Scene?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. How do you decide when a scene begins and ends? I just finished a story that was written well so that even though the story wasn’t the greatest, I kept having to read the next chapter because I wanted to know what […]

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Quick Link: When to stop learning and start writing

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Just a quick post from Jodi Gibson, but sometimes great things come in little packages. Jodi’s post is for all us perfectionist and procrastinator who use the excuse that we don’t know enough, or are not ready, and look at the people […]

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Quick Link: Your Characters Must Earn Their Way Out of Trouble

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s post is from James Scott Bell, from Kill Zone, because I don’t like to think too much when I exercise either. I look for exciting movies that can pull me in, and away from the treadmill. However, no matter how exciting […]

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Quick Link: The Number One Enemy Of The Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What do you think the number one enemy of a writer is? I bet you will be surprised when you read Dawn Field’s pick over at Bookbaby Blog but after reading her post I am going to have to agree with her. […]

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Quick Link: 4 Methods for Developing Any Idea Into a Great Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you have a great story idea bouncing around your head but don’t know what to do with it? If you are like me, you probably have at least 5.  Elizabeth Sims, over at Jane Friedman has an excellent article on how […]

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