End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen As writers, we all tread the same path, and the end of a year punctuates our successes and failures. I love how we can plan out our goals and follow up on them, success and loss. Many of you have kept me accountable with what I wanted to accomplish and what I managed to do. As the year wanes, I am certainly having moments of reflection. I did some things right, and some were just not done. It’s fun to tell my blog followers when I make a

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Weekly Links: Mishmash

Weekly Links: Mishmash

Mishmash of writing links It’s the middle of the week and you know what that means! Links! woo hoo! Places to go and writing things to learn from the people in the industry who are the masters. (what, you thought I was one?) WEEKLY LINKS Storyfix: Writing in a corset  Jane Friedman : Hiring a professional editor Christopher Kokoski : The best place in your novel to put your personal beliefs Passive Voice : Bamboozled, the new scam Amazon won’t warn you about Elizabeth Spann Craig : Public Speaking Tips Helping writers become authors : Most common writing mistake :

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Book Marketing and Selling Tips

Book Marketing and Selling Tips

There is a book list on Amazon updated daily called “Amazon Best Sellers: Best Kindle Store” and you can decide on free or paid top 100 books. Knowing what is out there will help with book marketing and selling. I picked free and wooza-there were some great titles in that. There were indie authors, indie publishers, and others. It was a pretty neat place to check out.  Here is my opinion of things that we know as indies and what we should pay attention to. Book Marketing and Selling Tips What we should aim for as indies Write fiction. Plain

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Weekly Linky List

Weekly Linky List

Welcome to THE LIST – my once weekly curation of sites for writers of all stages. I hope this is helping you guys. Be sure to look for my books under the tab up above, and please remember to fan, follow, and subscribe to my PODCAST SITE on iTunes and Youtube. Here is the latest in new and tips, tools, and things you can use in your writing life. THE LIST LIVE WRITE THRIVE – Using Archetypes http://www.livewritethrive.com/2016/10/31/using-archetypes-to-create-powerful-characters-in-your-fiction/ PETER REY – Using Sterotypes http://peterrey.com/stereotypes-in-books-writing-myths-debunked/ BOOKWORKS – 5 Great Word Processing Tools https://bookworksblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/5-great-word-processing-tools-for-writing-your-novel/  KATE TILTON – Writing and Emotion http://katetilton.com/writing-emotion-swaying-readers-dose-real-life/ FIX MY STORY

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How to write a novel outline

How to write a novel outline

How does a pantser write using an outline? Well, I am so glad you asked. I am about to drop that info on you right now. Here is another post about outlines from earlier this year – I have said a few things about them before now. First of all, before all else, decide what sort of story you want to write. Is it fiction? Is it a mystery? Romance? Other? Then once that is done, you are ready to sit down for a little real work. So, I find that writing books goes a lot farther when we start

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