#Publishing: What is Psychological Suspense?
Jan09

#Publishing: What is Psychological Suspense?

What is psychological suspense? What is any genre, for that matter? Hybrid-genre or cross-genre authors seem to be more prevalent among self-published than traditionally published authors. More power to a writer who can successfully merge genres to create a gothic-steampunk-paranormal-mystery-romance, but chances are a story attempting to do so is going to have some issues when it comes to marketability. Published titles stand a much...

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#PubTip: 5 Reasons to Submit Work to Publications with Editorial Discretion
Aug01

#PubTip: 5 Reasons to Submit Work to Publications with Editorial Discretion

Many aspiring authors find (or perhaps invent) numerous reasons not to submit work to publications. I am certainly guilty as charged. Though my focus here on Word Bank is to showcase my freelance writing and editing services, I still aim to write a book someday. In the meantime, I’ve decided to up my author game by getting serious about establishing greater credibility as an author by seeking publication in magazines and...

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#Publishing: Romance Books by the Numbers
Feb08

#Publishing: Romance Books by the Numbers

When looking at romance books by the numbers, the obvious becomes even more so. The genre is huge and continues to grow. As with any variety of story, tastes change to reflect the times. Innocent wallflowers who blossom under the touch of an experienced man still abound, but plenty of take-charge women dominate this wildly popular genre.   With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to add some...

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#Publishing: 10 Tips for Making an Audio Book by Rick Pipito
Sep14

#Publishing: 10 Tips for Making an Audio Book by Rick Pipito

I love audio books, and tend to couple my listening with afternoon dog walks. It’s quite easy to listen to a 20-hour book in the span of a month. We all have our excuses for not making time for reading–but listening to a book can indeed help make way to enjoy more books. I recently listened to the Audible version of Rick Pipito’s book Flesh and Leftovers and his quest post today offers 10 tips for making an Audio...

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#Publishing: Compiling a Literature Anthology
Aug31

#Publishing: Compiling a Literature Anthology

Compiling a literature anthology is no easy feat, and Denise Baer is here to share the process she went through in compiling the newly released poetry anthology from her imprint Baer Books Press. Over the years (yes, years!), Denise has been a familiar face on this blog. It’s been exciting to watch her grow as an author, publisher, critique partner, client, and friend. I highly recommend her book formatting services.  ...

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