Year: 2013

Vulnerable Characters: How to Write Compelling Characters

What makes a character so compelling you have to laugh and cry with them through the book’s adventures? That you get so involved in it all that the author creates a fan instantaneously? One of the things that really works–particularly

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How to Write a Killer Ending

Wrapping up a seventy thousand word journey in a way where everything feels completed and leaves the reader feeling satisfied is a definite balancing act. Too much wrap up? Barf. Who wants that nice bow double knotted? Get it done

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How to Be an Author

Treat day! We’re going to fill your brain with lots of helpful writing tips such as: How to create romantic tension! How to use Facebook to increase reader interaction and engagement! How to succeed in the world of independent publishing!

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How to Make Your POD Look Legitimate: Library of Congress Cataloguing Data

With the surge in writers taking their writing careers into their own hands and self-publishing their books as ebooks, one of the things they find their friends and family miss is a print version of their book. With print on

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Two Quick Character Tips to Improve Your Writing

I love quick and easy writing tips that I can apply right now and improve my writing just like that. Those little things that are easy to overlook but can give your writing a boost whether it’s making you more

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How to Make Your Book Free

I was asked by a blog reader a few weeks about how I made my independently published book free (Champagne and Lemon Drops). As in, free all the time. I replied to her, but got to thinking that this might

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