Reading to Become an Author
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When I started working with Indie Authors twelve years ago, I had the surprise of my life when I learned many of them do not read regularly! I still do not understand how that is possible because my love for books developed as a reader since I was a child. I began writing in a diary when I was a pre-teen but really started experimenting with words, writing poetry and essays during my twenties. Although I did a lot of technical writing after college, it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I began writing articles and short stories for different publications. Throughout my life, I never stopped reading. Many of the books I read inspired me to write and even taught me the skills to write for publication. read more
Pitching Yourself and Your Book
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We pitch ourselves a lot more than what we think in our daily lives. So why is it that when it comes to pitching ourselves and our creations as authors, we panic? read more
Building Your Platform through Guest Writing
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he editorial section of our newsletter is open to guest writers with the goal of sharing your knowledge and building your platform. If you have tips you’d like to share with your fellow authors, bloggers and/or readers, we’d love to feature your work. Not only will you be imparting your wisdom with your peers, but you’ll also have the opportunity to promote your book/website in the process. read more
Writing the Perfect Character
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Every future generation will know Harry Potter the moment his name is spoken. Of course, when you write a character who ends up with his own Universal theme park, that isn’t a shock. But that young man, his friends, and his magical universe came from the mind of J.K. Rowling. Out of the blue, she arrived on the scene and brought with her pages filled with characters and locations that became one of, if not the, most popular series of all time. Now, can other authors write something of that magnitude that becomes that popular? Actually, yes. Is it difficult? You bet it is! read more
Location Takes the Lead
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Can a location be an actual physical character that improves a story? The answer is not only a resounding YES, choosing a setting is a skill that should be mastered. read more
What We Write Matters
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Words still matter. Perhaps, today more than ever. What we say and what we write carries weight, makes a difference. read more
The Art of Ghostwriting
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Ever considered using a ghostwriter? Today Michael J. Coffino discusses the essential attributes for an effective ghostwriter-author relationship. read more
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. read more
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. read more
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. read more