#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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#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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