Category Archives: Writing

Three Tips for​ Writing a Series

Being in the middle of writing and publishing a series, I feel confident in saying that it adds a layer of complexity compared with writing a standalone book. But what do I mean by a series? My series is essentially … Continue reading

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Why I wrote a book

I didn’t set out to be an author. The fact is, when the idea of writing a novel kept nudging itself into my mind, I did everything I could to resist it. I am a scientist by training, and creative … Continue reading

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I Can Write a Book!

Can I write a book? That was the question I asked three years ago when I put my first post on this site. It had taken me three years to write the post in the first place as I was … Continue reading

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Twelve Things to do Prior to Launching a Book

If I’d known then, what I know now, would I have ever written a book? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly over recent weeks and if I’m being perfectly honest, I think the answer would be no! That’s … Continue reading

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The Problem and Solution to Writing Book 2 of a Trilogy — A Writer’s Path

by Teagan Berry I don’t know why, but for some reason when writing a trilogy I find the second book the hardest. Book One is simple. Introduce the characters, establish their working relationships with one another, and tease the big, … Continue reading

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Becoming a Published Author

Condemned by Fate – Now Published! It all happened quite quickly and quietly really. After months of pulling together my short story, reworking it after the editing, making sure the formattin… Source: Becoming a Published Author

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Does Every Story Need a Happy Ending? — A Writer’s Path

by Allison Maruska Every story needs certain elements to be a story. We’ve talked about characters, settings, and problems. If we’re following the mnemonic below, that leaves us with solutions to talk about. Cows = Characters See = Setting Pretty … Continue reading

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When Writing Fiction Based on Real Life – Should you Change Character Names?

When I started my writing journey, I used the real names of the characters. It wasn’t because I was being lazy, it was because I was writing about  my ancestors and I wanted to ‘connect’ with them and know who … Continue reading

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Emotional Beats: Ways to Portray Interest

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Read for free with KU In September, I mentioned the launch of Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So,…

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38 Book Cover Designers to Create Your Bestselling Cover

Originally posted on The Book Publicist:
A Good Book Cover Can Help Sell a Book- A Bad Cover Can Kill a Book   By Scott Lorenz Westwind Communications Book Marketing List of Book Cover Designers from Book Publicist Scott Lorenz Being…

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