Editorial

The Magic of Writing Reviews for Amazon
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Today, Carolyn Howard-Johnson unveils the hidden rewards of writing Amazon reviews, guiding authors on how to leverage their insights for greater exposure and community engagement in the literary world. read more
Focus on Making an Impression, NOT a Sale
Focus on Making an Impression, NOT a Sale 1024 576 Reader Views
Author J.S. Zuczek reflects on the real victory in writing—not sales, but the ability to make a genuine impact on readers through stories that resonate and leave a lasting impression. Through personal anecdotes, Zuczek illustrates the importance of meaningful connections over commercial success. read more
Using Fiction to Teach History to Children and YA
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Terry Overton outlines six immersive techniques for authors to effectively teach history to young readers through the engaging medium of fiction works, using strategies like time travel, puzzles, futuristic perspectives, dialogue, and character-driven narratives. read more
 Visual Storytelling in Children’s Literature
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Tine Gregory unveils the magic and importance of illustrations in children’s literature, focusing on “Aboard the Timeline.” Witness the creative synergy between Bastian and May Gregory as they blend history with visual storytelling, bringing education and imagination to life for young readers. Learn how their collaboration transforms simple sketches into immersive images that enrich the narrative and engage the audience. read more
FROM SPARK TO SAGA: The Art of Harnessing a Raw Idea for Your Novel
FROM SPARK TO SAGA: The Art of Harnessing a Raw Idea for Your Novel 1024 576 Reader Views

By D.J. Williams The Relentless Pursuit of Storytelling Storytellers are obsessive about hunting for the next epic saga, comedic blockbuster, emotionally packed family drama, or shocking twists that leave audiences…

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What’s The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer?
What’s The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer? 1024 576 Reader Views
Randy Overbeck explores the challenges that come with being a writer, and what keeps him going! read more
She Released the Breath She Didn’t Realize She Was Holding
She Released the Breath She Didn’t Realize She Was Holding 1024 576 Reader Views
Clichés in storytelling are like those well-known beats in a once catchy song—played so often they’ve lost their surprise and become background noise. As an author with a voice that’s distinctively your own, you hold the power to venture beyond these common turns of phrase. Let go of these ‘comfort phrases’ that have overstayed their welcome, and instead, infusing your writing with expressions that are uniquely yours—paving the way for stories that capture the heart and spark the reader’s imagination. read more
Taking the Pulse of the Indie Publishing Industry
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Explore the shifts within the indie publishing landscape through JoAnn Vega’s insightful article, “Taking the Pulse of the Indie Publishing Industry,” as it unpacks the implications of Small Press Distribution’s (SPDs) unexpected closure. read more
Social Media Marketing for Independent Authors
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Independent authors have unique opportunities to reach readers far and wide through social media. These platforms allow writers to amplify their voices and foster a personal connection with their audience, transforming followers into a devoted readership. Engaging directly with readers through thoughtfully shared content, authors can create a community invested in their literary success. read more
Getting Valuable Book Reviews
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Today, Yvonne Blackwood offers her insights and experiences in a candid revelation of what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to harnessing the power of book reviews. read more