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Jungle Red Writers

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

Latest Post: February 28, 2020
Room Service? Four Outfits, Please.

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JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING : If there's one topic we like to return to again and again here at JRW, it's packing for travel. Not so much fun travel - if no one except your spouse and a stream of random strangers are going to see you, the only real question is how comfortably ugly are you willing to go...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: February 27, 2020
Critiques 4 U—Guest Editor Edition!

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It’s time for our monthly critique contest, and we have a new guest editor to introduce you to! Those of you who are familiar with Critiques 4 U know that last year, Sara Letourneau of Heart of the Story was … Continue reading → The post Critiques 4 U—Guest Editor Edition! appeared first on...
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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: February 27, 2020
Attract Your Readers: 4 Steps to Your Author Branding...

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One way sell more books is to create your author branding statement: a concise, one-sentence description of your book or of your body of work. The post Attract Your Readers: 4 Steps to Your Author Branding Statement appeared first on The Book Designer .
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: February 27, 2020
What Book Category Your Manuscript Fits in and Why You...

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Having recently decided not to represent a number of writers for the same reason, I’m reminded how important it is to know what book category or genre a manuscript belongs in. Or as we talk about it in publishing: Where …
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: February 26, 2020
Blog Writing Workout: 10 Expert-Blogger Tips for...

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If you’re chasing blog writing clients or you’re trying to manage a lot of work at the same time, you might be feeling a little out of breath. You know…maybe you’ve got blog writing gigs with multiple clients in different niches. Or maybe you’re trying to get more freelance work writing blog...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: February 26, 2020
Audiobook Publishing and Distribution: Getting Started...

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Everything authors need to know about the audiobook market, including retailers, distributors, and payments.
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: February 26, 2020
Writing Tips: 10 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

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As authors, writing is both our joy and our business. Carolyn Grady explores what we can do when the idea well dries up and we are left searching for inspiration for our next story. Your book has been published, the publicity links have been made, and royalties are beginning to arrive as you...
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: February 24, 2020
The Professional Writing Resources I Use for All Parts of...

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These days, most authors identify with the title “authorpreneur.” In order to sell books, we have learned to wear multiple hats. We aren’t just writers, we’re marketers, bloggers, graphic designers, and more. As such, we are always in search of professional writing resources that can help us make...
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Writing for Money How-To -- Wordpreneur.com

How to write for money. Tips, articles and resources. On writing,...

Latest Post: February 23, 2020
10 Ways to Repurpose Your Content

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Wordpreneur Notebook • Feb. 24, 2020 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Content I love the repurposing concept. As far as jargon goes, it’s a very simple and straightforward one. All it is is adapting original content to serve a different purpose. It’s in the name. And it’s a heck of a way to multiply your...
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The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: February 21, 2020
Writing Prompt: Two Reasons to Write About Departures

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Whether leaving for vacation or a job in a new city, departures can be stressful, exciting, and full of conflict. Use this prompt to reimagine a departure today in your writing time.  I think there are two qualities about any departure that make them great for writing. See if you agree and try...
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: February 20, 2020
Excerpt from Winding Time by Stephen Kiernan

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This short story appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. On Sundays I wind the clock and it is not simple. In fact the […]
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

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

Latest Post: February 19, 2020
Why I’m Cutting Out (Most) Social Media

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Note, book links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click and then buy I get a small commission at no cost to you. Those commissions help cover the cost of maintaining this blog, so thank you.  Last night, I finished Cal Newport’s book Deep Work. It’s the kind of book that, […]...
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Rachelle Gardner | Literary Agent

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

Latest Post: February 19, 2020
The Dilemma of the Prolific Writer

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I have a few clients who are very prolific. As soon as they’ve finished a manuscript, they’re always excited to move on to another. They immediately brainstorm a new book and get going on it. They can write two or more terrific manuscripts in a year. For some authors, especially if they’re already...
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: February 18, 2020
Pitch It Until it Sells

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A guest post by Kristen Hartke I’m always surprised when writers ask me for tips about being a “successful” freelance writer. That’s because, like most writers, I live in a world where rejection is the norm. I do, however, have my work published somewhat regularly. It could be due to my stubborn...
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Betsy Lerner

Latest Post: February 3, 2020
Is You is Or Is You Ain’t You Ain’t My Baby

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  I’m on the fence. Sometimes I think that all the criticism and discouragement I got from my  parents made me ever more determined to write. The first time my father read a poem of mine in a literary magazine, he threw it on the floor. Threw is strong. He flicked it. When I told […]
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