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Author Interview: Doug Copsey

Doug Copsey first made an appearance in my life as the booming voice that...

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#EditTip: Narrative Distance and Filter Words

If you want your novel to suck less, try cutting out filter words. When it...

#EditTip: The Cost of Editing (Infographic)

The cost of editing, like all professional services, varies drastically...

#EditTip: Picking a Point of View

Picking a point of view (POV) to tell a story from can make or break a...

#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...

#Publishing: What is Psychological Suspense?

What is psychological suspense? What is any genre, for that matter?...

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

Many aspiring authors find (or perhaps invent) numerous reasons not to...

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

Perfectionism in writing is too often a double-edged sword. I’ve...

#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....

#AmWriting: How to Get the Writing Done

“Writing is the way to get the writing done.” Thus ends Donald...

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Author Interview: Doug Copsey

Doug Copsey first made an appearance in my life as the booming voice that...

#AuthorInterview: Donna Cook

I first met Idaho author Donna Cook when she spoke at a noon gathering for a...

#AuthorInterview: Loni Townsend

I’ve known of today’s featured Idaho author, Loni Townsend, well...

#LitChat: Eccentric Writing Habits of Famous Writers (Infographic)

The eccentric writing habits of famous writers make me feel a bit more...

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

We all have memorable books, so-called sticky books whose stories stay with...

#BannedBooksWeek: Celebrating Diversity in Literature (Infographic)

Once again, banned books week is upon us. This year’s focus is on...

#Marketing: My GoFundMe Breast Cancer Campaign

Nearly two years after making the move to full-time self-employment, I have...

#BlogTip: An Author Website Checklist

In the search for potential editing clients, I visit a lot of websites. That...

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

Building an author platform is undoubtedly a daunting task. KJ Waters has...

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#BookReviews: Hillbilly Elegy’s Breadth Over Depth and More…

The first half of 2017 hasn’t turned up any literary gems I’ve...

#BookReviews: A Man Called Ove’s Curmudgeonly Charm and More…

The Swedish novel A Man Called Ove turned out to be my favorite book of...

#BookReviews: Station Eleven’s Optimistic Dystopia and More…

Where does the reading time go? Back in January, I posted some Tips on...

#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...

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

Perfectionism in writing is too often a double-edged sword. I’ve...

#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....

#LiteraryCriticism: London by William Blake

Happy National Poetry Month! My nod to the event is this explication of...

#LiteraryCriticism: How to Read a Personal Essay (Walmart Style)

I’m dipping into the literary criticism vault today to share a subject...

#LiteraryCriticism: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple follows the personal and spiritual...