Writing Tips

“Maybe Writers SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff”
“Maybe Writers SHOULD Sweat the Small Stuff” 1024 576 Reader Views

Most of the time we think a novel’s success depends on good plots, great writing and engaging main characters, and we’d be right. But, as I’ve read and studied some of my favorite authors, I’ve come to realize that these talented writers invest considerable time and effort in creating real, three dimensional characters for even their minor players.

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Are Beta Readers Worth the Trouble?
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Today award-winning author, Randy Overbeck, joins Reader Views to share his experience using beta readers as an integral part of bringing his manuscripts to fruition.

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Artist Draws Himself by J.V. Rivard
The Big Switch – Writing Outside Your Genre
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Award-winning author, J.B. Rivard provides tips on writing outside your genre, based on his experience writing Low on Gas–High on Sky, a nonfiction book of narrative history.

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Knowledge Sharing – Building Your Presence through Guest Writing
Knowledge Sharing – Building Your Presence through Guest Writing 1024 576 Reader Views

Wouldn’t it be nice to have “best practices” buddies? A network of people to share and glean knowledge with? Good news, there is such a community!

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Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other!
Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other! 1024 576 Reader Views

Sometimes it is difficult to be social, and vulnerable after sitting alone all day with your work in front of you thinking -… My precious…. – but if we do not take a risk and open ourselves, we not only will miss out on opportunities to better ideas, we will also keep committing the same mistakes and stay outdated.

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And So, I Write…
And So, I Write… 720 960 Reader Views

I write and let it all out. I scream, I cry, I stand silent but as I write, I let it all out and put it out there for others to read, to get a glimpse of what love really is…the giving your heart, your time, your strength, your health, your everything only to see it go all away. So, I write hoping my words take away my pain. So that I can find myself again…find her, who I reluctantly let go almost a month ago, now free and healthy in my heart, in my memory, in who I have become.

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Literary Awards and Book Reviews to Build your Author Platform
Literary Awards and Book Reviews to Build your Author Platform 1024 576 Reader Views

We all know that readers check the reviews before deciding on a book, so no wonder most authors rush out to get book review requests even before the launch of their new title. But are reviews and literary awards relevant to building your author platform and boosting sales?

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Devising a Review Strategy
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Reviewing books is a much easier task if you have a plan of attack before even opening the book. It provides a specific direction to take your review in. There are a lot of different ways to create a reviewing strategy, and not everybody likes to plan out their reviews.

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Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most
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Have you ever thought about creating your own Legacy Book? Maybe this challenging time is the perfect motivation to record our lives before 2020. Has your lifestyle changed because of the Pandemic guidelines? Because of the economic downfall? Creating a Legacy book might not only record what normal life looked like before, it can also offer something comforting to do with your loved ones at home.

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Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life
Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life 1024 576 Reader Views

After over 20 years of working on my writing, I have learned that dialogue is the most important tool available when telling a story. We can use the dialogue to describe, inform, show action, establish mood, and even portray the personalities of our characters. In short, the dialogue brings the story alive for the reader. For this reason, it is so important to create a balanced amount of dialogue that will move the plot forward and make the characters real.

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