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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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Crafting An Authentic Beginning

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Andrea Lundgren As a book reviewer, I read a lot of first chapters and beginnings to judge whether I want to review a book. Instead of being moved by the cover…

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The guaranteed way to gain reviews

Originally posted on Suffolk Scribblings:
Reviews, reviews, reviews. They are something an author both craves and fears. We are desperate for reviews, both as confirmation that what we’ve produced is liked – though I’ll let you into a little secret here,…

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5 Things to know about Show not Tell

Like most new writers, the first time I read about Show not Tell, I didn’t have any idea what it meant, let alone know how to incorporate it into my writing. It didn’t help that many websites didn’t give examples … Continue reading

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Book Marketing: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Target Audience

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Ashlee McNicol Imagine this: you are a new author. You have a book published and ready for the public eye. You’ve been through all of the fundamental processes with editing, formatting,…

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12 Tips for Searching the Internet (Part 3)

This article concludes the series discussing: 12 Tips for Searching the Internet. Part 1 discusses points 1-5 and Part 2 covers 6-8. Today we continue with number nine: 9) Don’t stick to stereotypes When researching, as in writing, stereotypes can either be … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Searching the Internet (Part 2)

This post continues the series: 12 Tips for Searching the Internet. Part 1 covers points 1-5; Part 3 covers tips 9-12. 6) Be specific When you type in your search terms, sometimes you get results you didn’t expect.  This can often … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Searching the Internet (Part 1)

Are you old enough to remember life before the World Wide Web? While I’ve been writing and researching my book I’ve often wondered how authors of the twentieth century (and before) managed with the limited resources available to them. Libraries … Continue reading

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Write What You Know?

I’ve often come across the phrase Write What You Know. I think it’s meant to help, but while it may make life easier I don’t actually believe it’s necessary. I’m glad I hadn’t heard the advice before I started writing otherwise it would … Continue reading

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