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If you are an author or an aspiring one, don't neglect these blogs. You'll discover writing tips and techniques, publishing how-to's – inspiration for both the art of writing and the business of publishing.

Jungle Red Writers

Eight smart and sassy crime fiction writers dish on writing and...

Latest Post: February 22, 2019
Smitten by Bud Stamper

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HALLE EPHRON: I was a child of the movies. I wanted to BE Velvet Brown . I wanted Holly Golightly   to be my best friend. And I lusted after Bud Stamper .  We're talking the early nineteen sixties when I was fourteen years old and obsessed with my shortcomings—too tall, too skinny, pimply, smelly,...
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: February 22, 2019
7 Reasons To Narrate Your Own Audiobook

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Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing. Most authors license their audio rights and work with professional narrators to produce their books, so why might you consider narrating your own audiobook? I have now narrated my own non-fiction, Business for Authors: How to be an Author...
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
A Quick Guide to Reading Royalty Reports

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Blogger: Rachel Kent Our agency just finished processing royalty statements from two big publishing houses! Whew!
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The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
5 Reasons Why You Should Write Short Stories

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“Writer” is an extremely broad term; after all, there are dozens of genres in which you might write. Poetry, novels, memoir, historical fiction, picture books, cookbooks, instruction manuals, fan-fiction, all of these barely scratch the surface of what you can do with your talents. No matter what...
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
Magazine Article Tips: Your Fail-Proof Checklist for a...

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Say you've got an idea for a magazine article. You write up a query and send it in. What happens next? Crickets. I've heard this tale from hundreds of writers. They all want to know why. Usually, the answer is that you don't know how to analyze the magazine you're pitching, and use what you learn...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
HELP! What Do I Do With My 1st Edition of The Emotion...

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As the expanded 2nd edition of The Emotion Thesaurus hits the shelves, we realize we’ve created a conundrum for writers upgrading their copy: what should they do with their first edition? We love the original Emotion Thesaurus and know you … Continue reading → The post HELP! What Do I Do With My...
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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: February 21, 2019
Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – February 2019

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To find your market and connect with your readers, outline who you are writing for, writing to, and how to use that to promote, and market your books. The post Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – February 2019 appeared first on The Book Designer .
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

Andi Cumbo is a writer, editor and teacher of online writing...

Latest Post: February 20, 2019
The Anatomy of a Successful Launch for a First-Time Author...

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Anya Cosgrove launched her first novel - a self-published paranormal romance - to a brand new mailing list of 2,000 people and had 30 reviews on her first day. She walks us through her process. The post The Anatomy of a Successful Launch for a First-Time Author by Anya Cosgrove appeared first on...
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Rachelle Gardner | Literary Agent

Books and Such Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner Blogs about Books,...

Latest Post: February 20, 2019
8 Things To Do While You Wait

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I heard a delightful interview with NY Times bestselling author Paula Brackston on the Grammar Girl podcast, in which she talked about the writing process and the life of a writer. “I was one of those overnight successes that takes about ten years. I’d been trying to get a novel published for a...
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Fab Freelance Writing Blog

Freelance writing information, news and tips from top copywriter and...

Latest Post: February 19, 2019
The Professional Ghostwriter: Questions About A Wordsmith...

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Over the past few months I’ve received a slew of questions about ghostwriting, such as: “Who hires a professional ghostwriter?” Other questions included: How much do ghostwriters make? If I wrote (something) for my client as a ghostwriter, can I do… (fill in the blank) with it? I thought I’d...
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: February 19, 2019
My Gendered Lion, My Suffocated Sky

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My body is a golden lion deemed beautiful; he is bricks of gold, forest sunsets, whispers of caramel across the horizon. My body is a blue jay, she is delicate summer days for one more […]
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: February 18, 2019
7 Things Your Character Is Hiding

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Being able to write realistic, consistent, multi-dimensional characters is vital to gaining reader interest. Doing so first requires we know a lot about who our characters are—you know, the obvious stuff: positive and negative traits, behavioral habits, desires, goals, and the like. But it’s not...
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Catherine, Caffeinated

Latest Post: February 17, 2019
How To Get An Edgar Nomination in 72 Easy Steps

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Last week I wrote a new blog post for Writing.ie, or rather I updated an old one. I took my How To Get Published in 50 Easy Steps post and added the extra ones needed to get to where I am now, i.e. an Edgar nomination. It’s been a long, long road – that involved … Continue reading How To Get An...
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: February 12, 2019
Giveaway: Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishers, Editors &...

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Now in its 28th edition, Herman’s Guide to Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents includes insider details about agents and editors too, explaining how they work and differentiating between the Big 5 publishers and independent publishers. Jeff Herman’s literary agency has ushered nearly 1000 books...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: February 12, 2019
Understanding Audiobook Production: An Interview with Rich...

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How much input should an author have when it comes to the narrator's interpretation? When is feedback helpful, and when is it frustrating? What is a reasonable cost per finished hour of audio? An interview with Rich Miller.
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Betsy Lerner

Latest Post: January 24, 2019
I’m Martin Sheen I’m Steve McQueen I’m Jimmy Dean

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Working on a chapter though it feels more like a game of whack-a-mole. Every time I move a section into what feels like the right place, another hole opens up. How many craters can you see on the moon with your naked eye? Back ache, hands ache, dry eye and flatbread pizza. Five hours, nine, […]
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