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It’s been at least a year since I deep-dived into self-publishing opportunities for short ebooks. Not only has this sector grown, with more ebooks published, it’s also more lucrative. You’ll find the details in our new program, Short Reads’ Secrets:...
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Your bullet journal: should you have one, or several? We discussed this at a recent writers’ group meeting. Our group has several BuJo enthusiasts, and opinions were divided. Several authors maintained that the point of a bullet journal is that...
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Fun writing exercises to end procrastination and kickstart your creativity Writing depends on a smooth interaction between your conscious mind, and your subconscious. You know how this interaction feels. When it’s going well, you spend hours writing, and it seems...
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In fiction writing, it’s all about the characters Unfortunately there’s no magic trick to making characters “come alive.” You construct them. Instead of lengthy character bios which you won’t remember, try choosing keywords for your characters instead. That serves a...
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Writing has been used as a therapy to recover from emotional trauma as well as to aid physical healing. For example, a JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) article from 1999 was titled: “Effects of writing about stressful experiences...
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Everyone is imaginative. Unfortunately, many of us who are highly imaginative into adulthood tend to use our imagination in destructive ways — we worry about things which never happen, for example. Build your imaginative power: fiction writing exercises you can...
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Reviewing your goals is essential. These days, I review my writing goals every week. I’m sure you’re wondering: what do goals have to do with SERIES writing? In a nutshell: you need to set goals when you write in series....
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When you’re writing fiction, you get paid to tell lies When you’re writing fiction, in essence you’re getting paid to tell lies. Yes, I’m stating the blindingly obvious, but it’s worth remembering. Here’s why. New fiction authors tend to write...
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When self-publishing, check your sales each quarter: do more with what’s selling We’re writers, so we’re all about what we’re writing today, and our next brilliant idea. If we give a thought to already-published books, it’s to line up a...
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I’ve received some questions about promoting serial fiction, so let’s look at easy ways to promote your serials today. Yes, paid promotion works for serial fiction Paid promotion works for serials. Of course your mileage may vary, depending on your...
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