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Stephen Kings Top Five Secrets for Better Writing

September 17, 2014 | Writing Tips | 0 comments | Author:

    In 2000, Stephen King took a break from scaring the pants of the American public and penned another type of book: a memoir. Entitled On Writing, it is a writing guide disguised as the story of King’s life—after … Continued


15 Terms Every Indie Author Should Know

September 15, 2014 | Amazon, Beta Readers, Book Launch, Book Marketing, Content, eBooks, Editing, Indie Publishing, Media, Self-publishing | 1 comments | Author:

  It’s a lot easier to walk the walk in publishing if you can talk the talk.   The book world has its own language of shorthand and terms that can make your publishing process a breeze, if you understand … Continued


10 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That’ll Help You With Your Book

September 10, 2014 | Authorpreneur, Motivational | 4 comments | Author:

  In 1988, American writer Robert Fulghum came out with a collection of essays entitled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. One piece inside is a short, simple essay about—you guessed it—the important life lessons learned … Continued


The Best Twitter Accounts for Word Lovers

September 8, 2014 | Fun, Social Media | 0 comments | Author:

  There’s no other social media in this world that makes you more aware of the importance of individual words than Twitter does. So let’s celebrate the frustrating limitations of the 140-character tweet by taking a look at the six … Continued


31 Questions to Ask About Your Characters

August 28, 2014 | Writing, Writing Tips | 2 comments | Author:

  As writers, we know more about our characters than we can ever manage to tell our readers.   Characterization is revealing the personalities of the people in your fictional world by giving evidence: facial expressions, clothing style, attitude, actions, … Continued


E-book Covers: Making the Most of the Online Visual

August 20, 2014 | Audience, Book Marketing, Bookstores, Design, eBooks | 2 comments | Author:

  You really can judge a book by its cover—in fact, that’s the point. With thousands of books for shoppers to peruse, your book has to stand out.   In a single second, a brilliant book cover compels us to … Continued


13 Inspirational Places to Write (That Isn’t a Café)

August 11, 2014 | Fun, Motivational, Writing, Writing Inspiration | 9 comments | Author:

  Before you write a good plot, you need a good place to write.   Maybe you’re a writer who needs a silent, distraction-free office space to fully activate the creativity locked away in your brain. Others need the constant … Continued


Guest Post from Steve Aedy: From Grief to Glory: 5 Perfect Moments to Start Writing a Book

August 7, 2014 | Guest Post | 2 comments | Author:

“Whether or not you get a single word on paper, the sun will rise, the earth will spin, the universe will expand. Writing is forever and always a choice—your choice.” —Beth Mende Conny   Every moment you’ve lived is part … Continued


Why Book Review Blogs are Doing it Wrong

August 6, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Indie Publishing, Pub. Industry, Reviews, Self-publishing, Traditional Publishing | 46 comments | Author:

  What’s the difference between a self-published author and traditionally published author making their way in the writing world? Online—nothing.   Thanks to the Internet, indie authors are on a level playing field, sharing a readership with traditionally published authors. … Continued


4 Tricks to Never Run Out of Blog Ideas

July 28, 2014 | Blogging, Book Marketing, Content, Writing | 0 comments | Author:

  Blogs are one of the ultimate tools—used by indie and traditional authors alike—to market books. It’s the key to creating a community, engaging your supporters and fans, and boosting your expertise as a professional in the publishing world. Bonus? … Continued


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