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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: June 20, 2019
3 Dos for Getting Reviews (and 4 Don’ts)

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One of the most powerful tools for marketing your book is reader reviews. Here are a few dos and don'ts for getting reviews. The post 3 Dos for Getting Reviews (and 4 Don’ts) appeared first on The Book Designer .
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: June 20, 2019
Good News/Bad News for Writers

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blogger: Cynthia Ruchti Writers often live a good news/bad news existence, toggling from one to the other. A keynote speaker at a recent writers’ conference used the “Oh, that’s good. No that’s bad” children’s book format to talk about the …
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Jungle Red Writers

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

Latest Post: June 20, 2019
Rhys on Tips and Tipping

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Thoughts on Service and Tipping We are in the middle of an extended European trip and I’ve come to realize that anything we budget for travel gets multiplied by the amount of money we have to tip. We tip the taxi driver and while we are tipping him the bell boy has whisked our bags into a hotel...
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The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
How to Organize Writing Feedback so You Can Rewrite With...

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If you're a writer, you've probably received feedback. While some writing feedback is easily processed (like quick compliments), the best feedback takes time and energy to deal with. Receiving a flood of critiques can feel good at first. But after reading a deluge of opinions and observations and...
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
Writer’s Block? Use This Arsenal of Freelance Weapons to...

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You're face to face in a showdown with your worst nightmare...Writer's Block. Do you turn and run, wave your white flag, and eat ice cream for the rest of the day? Or do you stand up to Writer's Block and wage a war to get back on track, meet your deadlines, and make money writing? If you're not...
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
Excerpt from Visitation by Julia B. Levine

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The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Poetry. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a subscription […]
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

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

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
The Three Writing Tools I Believe In Most

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This week, I’m thinking a lot about the way I get my writing done because, well, this move means I’m not getting a lot of writing done – at least not in books. But also, I’m pondering this question because in just two days 50 writers are going to arrive here on the farm for […] The post The Three...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
5 Ways to Ensure Readers Don’t Abandon Your Book

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You need readers to love your novel—and finish it. Author H.R. D’Costa explains how story stakes can help you grow readership and sales.
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: June 19, 2019
Writing Tips: 5 Ways to Avoid Plot Holes In Your Novel

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Holes in your plot will cause readers to lose interest. Not a good situation when you're trying to build a readership. Sin Ribbon shares five ways you can easily avoid this and write more compelling stories that have readers glued to the pages. Story creation is an art. While art is subjective,...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: June 18, 2019
Goal-Oriented Storytelling: Tension

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This is the third post in my four-part series on ANTS, my framework for understanding what a story needs to keep readers engaged. Previously, I’ve covered attachment and novelty. Now it’s time to look at the big reason why stories … Continue reading → The post Goal-Oriented Storytelling: Tension...
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: June 17, 2019
5 Ways to Earn Your Audience’s Loyalty

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Part 22 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel There’s little in this cosmos that writers want more than our readers’ love and respect. We want them to buy our stories, love our stories, tell their friends about our stories, buy more stories, support us in style for the rest of...
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Latest Post: June 16, 2019
Writer's Guide To Dealing With Haters

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Hey! An axe! Let's grind it. Back in 2013 I wrote a post about critics . Four years prior to that, I did another post about critics . It's time to revisit. Like all breakthrough technologies, the Internet has improved life for a lot of people. We now have a fast and easy way to reach other people...
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Fab Freelance Writing Blog

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

Latest Post: June 14, 2019
Mystery Fiction: 3 Tips To Create Excitement And Suspense

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Every author wants to write page-turning fiction. You’ve heard the first rule of writing: don’t be boring. Of all the genres, mystery fiction makes it easiest to avoid boring readers and generate excitement and suspense. Of course, there are pitfalls. One of the biggest dangers is focusing too...
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Linda Rodriguez Writes

Latest Post: June 13, 2019
Consumed by Politics

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My husband told me last night, “It's hard not to be consumed by the disaster of this presidency. Every day there's some new outrageous thing, and it's become so clear that the stakes are higher than they've ever been.” I had to agree, but I don't know if I want to go through the next years with...
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Betsy Lerner

Latest Post: June 13, 2019
I Want It That Way

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I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but it’s on my mind. In his diary of making his first movie, Spike Lee said that whenever he talked about a project too much it wouldn’t happen. Whenever I succumb and tell a person what I’m working on, I feel ashamed later. What am I trying to […]
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: June 11, 2019
The Editor of the Michelin Guide Website Wants to Hear...

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If you know how to write freelance pieces about restaurants and chefs, the editor of the Michelin Guide United States website wants to hear from you. Editor Aaron Hutcherson started a food blog, The Hungry Hutch, almost 10 years ago, during a former career on Wall Street. He went on to become a...
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Catherine, Caffeinated

Latest Post: June 7, 2019
How I Write A Book: The Big Idea

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I’m back from my second trip to New York in the space of a month – this one was for Book Expo America; the best place to catch up on my shenanigans is the ‘Book Expo NYC’ highlight on my Instagram account – and while it was the Most Amazing Fun Ever, by the end … Continue reading How I Write A...
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