The books we choose to love are intensely personal items. There are a million and one books in the world, in a multitude of genres, and for every person who loves them, there will be another who thinks it should be tossed on the nearest fire. How often do you see a book that you thought was brilliant, … Continue reading Why everyone needs a book friend #amwriting
Great read 🙂
Here’s the thing.
There are many reasons why people decide to publish their own books. Some people get frustrated with traditional publishing. Some prefer the creative control that self-publishing brings. Others see it as a better long-term business choice to control their intellectual property for the life of the copyright. Some people want to publish their Uncle Alvin’s memoirs and hand it to him at Christmas because it was good old Uncle Alvin’s life-long dream. It could be none of these reasons. It could be all of them or a combination of any.
Whatever the reason you decided to self-publish, there you are. You’ve done it.
Now please own it.
Amid all the handwringing about subscription services and how writers are getting paid (I don’t want to go over it, so if you don’t know what I’m talking about, just read David Gaughran’s post HERE) writers seem to be forgetting…
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Great article 🙂
You may not have considered short story writing before, but here are some reasons why you should. This article will also tell you how to go about crafting a short story.
Short stories are for everyone. They are fun and easy to read as well as easy to write. Short stories can be read in one or two sittings, they grip the reader’s attention and don’t let go until the end. They are popular. Remember all of those story ideas that just weren’t developed enough for that novel? These are perfect little critter’s to get you started writing short stories.
Maybe you are a new author just starting out trying to finish up that first great book. Or maybe you’re an experienced author working on a sequel or at best trying to dream one up. As a writer you need to keep busy…
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Sometimes when we write, the ideas tumble out in a dizzy onslaught that our fingers can barely keep pace with. Perhaps we are doing something unassuming, such as a task that does not require our mind's involvement, and a scene unravels in such rapid and startling detail that we dash off for our computer, or failing that … Continue reading There is no rule on how to write
Books are not made of words and pages. They are made of hopes, dreams, and possibilities.
Great writing advice 🙂
“Get over it,” I muttered without missing a keystroke.
He leaned forward and sneered at me. I felt his glare boring into the side of my head. “You made me sound like damned amateur,” he said, separating out each syllable. “I wouldn’t even trust me based on that.”
I stopped typing and breathed in a cleansing breath before turning to him, smiling. “Get over it,” I whispered and then winked.
When I turned to resume typing, he stood abruptly. Though I continued to type, I wondered if he was about to cross the room and give me a beating. A mild wave of relief flooded my chest as he stomped away.
“Payback’s a bitch,” he said under his breath…
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