Tag Archives: Writing a Novel

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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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 formatting was right and then navigating my way through the IRS … Continue reading

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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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Goodbye Traditional, Hello Indie – Results

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
enwikimedia.org Eight months ago, I started the process of canceling my traditional publishing contracts and re-releasing all my books as an indie author. My reasons for the switch were detailed in two posts…

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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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