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Cultivating Inclusive Narratives: Enhancing Indie Publishing with Sensitivity Readers
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Sensitivity readers have emerged as vital allies for indie authors over the past decade, playing a crucial role in shaping inclusive and authentic narratives that resonate deeply with diverse audiences. read more
Budgeting for Your Book: Planning Your Publishing Expenses
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Indie publishing offers writers an unprecedented level of control over their work. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, especially regarding finances. An essential step in the self-publishing journey is creating a realistic budget for your book. read more
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World 1024 576 Reader Views
As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s consider how we, as writers, can contribute to his enduring vision of equality and justice. read more
Eight Big Reasons to Learn to Love Amazon
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares invaluable insights on why Amazon is essential for authors’ success. Dive into her expert advice for a thriving book journey. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
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JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned
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J.L. Askew recounts transitioning from historical writing to penning the novel “Alaska Deadly,” drawing inspiration from a wolf photo and personal experiences. The author underscores their creative journey, the hurdles encountered, and the significance of critical feedback for enhancing their craft. read more
2023 Reader Views Literary Awards Program CLOSED – What’s Next?
2023 Reader Views Literary Awards Program CLOSED – What’s Next? 1024 576 Reader Views
Our 2023 program is now closed to submissions. What’s next? read more
On Writing Chase Scenes
On Writing Chase Scenes 1024 576 Reader Views
Today on the blog, Carolyn Howard Johnson shares invaluable insights on refining action scenes in your writing, drawing from her experiences on a Greater Los Angeles Writers Society panel, and providing practical tips to elevate your manuscript’s pace and intensity, essential for engaging readers and attracting publishers. read more
The Signature Voice: Crafting Prose with Personality
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Unleash the true power of your narrative with our insights on crafting a writing voice that’s emotionally rich, unmistakably vibrant, and authentically yours. read more
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer!
Collaboration and Writing: How Producing Songs Made Me A Better Writer! 624 416 Reader Views
From solitary writing to the synergy of collaboration, explore how teamwork in editing and marketing enhances the author’s journey. read more