#PubTip: How to Write a Mystery Thriller in the Style of Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral
Apr10

#PubTip: How to Write a Mystery Thriller in the Style of Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral

When it comes to publishing tips, not enough can be said when it comes to the importance of knowing the ins and outs of the comparable titles your book will be competing against. Too often, authors don’t put enough thought into this part of the process and then end up bemoaning the struggle to find an agent. Or if self-published, authors end up not connecting with an appropriate audience for their book. It pleases me immensely...

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#WriteTip: The Paradox of Perfectionism in Writing by Glynis Jolly
Mar13

#WriteTip: The Paradox of Perfectionism in Writing by Glynis Jolly

Perfectionism in writing is too often a double-edged sword. I’ve followed Glynis Jolly’s blog for a number of years now because I enjoy she digs into exploring her writing process. As an editor, I readily admit my own struggles with perfectionism when it comes to my own creative writing. Over the years, I’ve learned to concede I am never going to write many words a day, but if I do sit down to write every day, those...

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#WriteTip: Writing What You Know Versus What You Don’t by Jason Pellegrini
Jan16

#WriteTip: Writing What You Know Versus What You Don’t by Jason Pellegrini

The tendency of writing what you know varies from author to author. Imagination makes countless scenarios possible on the fictitious page, but a degree of crafting goes into creative nonfiction as well. At any given point, writers are in varying degrees of shaping reality based on what they know and don’t know. Jason Pellegrini is here today with his first guest post ever to share his thoughts on age-old advice of writing what...

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#LitChat: A Monster’s Sticky Books by Candy Korman
Nov14

#LitChat: A Monster’s Sticky Books by Candy Korman

We all have memorable books, so-called sticky books whose stories stay with us long after the reading ends. Candy Korman is here to share the books that have lingered with her, and why she doesn’t reread them. We’re swapping guest posts, so make sure to also read Monster Mash-Ups and the Case of Edgar Allan Poe. Though I tend to be a re-reader, I can see the merit of letting the magic spell cast by the first reading of a...

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#Marketing: Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps by KJ Waters
Oct24

#Marketing: Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps by KJ Waters

Building an author platform is undoubtedly a daunting task. KJ Waters has been a familiar face around here, and I am continually grateful for the relationship we have fostered, first as Twitter friends, then as editor and author. In the world of independent publishing, supporting each other’s creative endeavors and sharing knowledge to help others counts for so much.   Building an Author Platform in 5 Easy Steps In 2012 I...

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