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Presenting the 2021-2022 Literary Awards Winners
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Today we announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards Program! The expectation is high among the reviewers who, for an entire year, read and score hundreds of submissions from an eclectic group of categories as diverse as the group of reviewers and judges within our 3-tier judging system. We congratulate the finalists and winners and remind all participants that writing and publishing a book already makes you a winner!

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT! 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards
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It is our favorite time of the year again when we get to announce the finalists of our annual awards competition. We wish all the finalists’ good luck, knowing that in our hearts and minds you all are winners.  

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Great Stories about Great Storytellers
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GREAT STORIES about GREAT STORYTELLERS shares insights into storytellers whose names you no doubt recognize—names like Edgar Allen Poe, Steven Spielberg John Grisham and Walt Disney—but reveals the backstories you probably never heard about them.

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Sometimes Words Fail Even a Writer
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Today, Carolyn Howard Johnson shares some LOVE-ly thoughts about writing on demand and applying an old adage to writers and and writing.

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Why Give Content Away for Free?
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Free content as a marketing tool? Today, B.A. Bellec shares why it’s a good growth strategy and how his digital toolbox has helped him expand his platform exponentially.

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Why Literature is Different than Genre Fiction
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What differentiates literary fiction from genre fiction can be summarized by four hierarchical points.

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Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing
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Most writers will agree with me that the biggest challenge in their writing project is not letting their lives highjack their project.

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Historical Storytelling – How to Master Your Craft for a Genre Audiences Love
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If you love historical storytelling as much as I do, there’s no time like the present to master your craft. Writing and researching history for entertainment purposes requires the writer to wholly immerse themselves into the time period to the point where everything the reader can imagine seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing, etc., embeds them within the time period of the story.

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Reader Magnets and Cross-Promotion or What is BookFunnel?
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If you’ve never checked out BookFunnel you’re missing out on a major marketing tool to attract and retain readers. Author B.A. Bellec discusses some of the highlights of the program and shows us samples of the ways he’s using the platform.

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Breaking Old Reading Habits
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I’ve compiled a list that I hope might convince those who think they hate literary novels to give it a fair try using my list as a guide. I am convinced those who hate, hate, hate it were coerced to read literary before they were ready—that is they were too young or didn’t yet have the background—that can be read as, “didn’t have the equipment yet”—to understand it, much less to appreciate it. I mean, I know of no one who jumped into James Joyce without proper guidance who loves his work. For that matter, I know no one at all who is head-over-heels for it, no matter what the circumstances.

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