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If I only had a dollar for every writer who’s ever said to me: “I know writing a book makes sense, but I have no time. I have kids/ two jobs/ a chronic illness/ (fill in the blank) ”. Let’s assume that no matter how busy we are, we can find ten to 20 minutes …

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Authors’ book marketing discussions on blogs and forums tend to focus on launching and promoting new titles. What about your older titles? “Old” books published a year or more ago get short shrift from authors. However, those older titles — your backlist — can be a virtual goldmine. They’re assets. Book marketing: all your titles …

The post Book Marketing: 3 Tips To Boost Sales Of Your Backlist appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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You write fiction. Want to improve it? Here you go: focus on your characters. Fiction is always about the people. People care about people. Of course your “people” might be purple dragons from the outer reaches of the galaxy, or rabbits as in Watership Down. How to write fiction: it’s always about the PEOPLE It’s …

The post Write Fiction: 3 Tips To Make Assembling Your Novel’s Cast Easy appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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Are you a flaky writer? That’s OK; many creative people are flakes. Sadly, flaky writers fail to master their writing process. Its worth learning to streamline your process, because if you can’t manage your creativity and get stuff done you’ll miss out on great opportunities. You may also find that days and weeks go by …

The post Writing Process: 3 Ways To Streamline Your Process And Sell More appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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You’re writing a book, and you’ll finish it one day. You hope. Unfortunately, you can’t get motivated. Although you schedule your writing, you can’t get started. On bad days, you think about giving up. Will you ever become sufficiently motivated to finish your book? Here’s something to keep in mind. Inspiration and motivation build while …

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Are you new to fiction writing? If so, you may be confused about plotting. You have questions: What’s a plot? Do you need a plot? What if you’re convinced that you “can’t plot?” Let’s answer those questions. Fiction writing: plotting for beginners Basically a plot in fiction is a series of events which are linked …

The post Fiction Writing Tips For Beginners: Discover Your Plot appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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You’re all done with writing; now you’re editing your book. Editors cost money, so you’ve done as much self-editing as you can. Self-editing is vital, because: Leaving aside the fact that if you dump a mess into an editor’s lap it will cost you a small fortune to get it cleaned up, your own editing …

The post Editing Your Book? You May Not Believe It, But Apps Can Help appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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Thinking about writing short stories? Many writers are, and some are making amazing money. Established erotica short fiction writers are making five figures a month, but they don’t promote themselves – they can’t. Amazon’s cracked down on “monster porn”, and there are few venues for erotica writers to promote their offerings. No, I’m not suggesting …

The post Writing Short Stories For Fun and Profit: How Fast Can You Write? appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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You’re writing a novel, and you know that you’ll devote many hours to this project. What if those hours turn out to be a waste of time? Perhaps you won’t finish the project you started with high hopes. Worse yet… A small part of you is cynical. It’s muttering in your ear: OK, so you’ll …

The post Writing A Novel? 3 Easy Tips To Make It Fun appeared first on Just Write A Book Blog.

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You’re writing a novel, and you decide that you’ve got plotting problems. Perhaps you’re stuck, and have no idea what happens next. You may decide that your novel is trash. One of my students couldn’t get started on a new novel. She was bored with every idea she had. Before you decide that your “plotting …

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