Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2015’

To market or not to market … that’s the question

We all know that it’s hard to write a book. Most of us suspect that marketing is even harder. But …

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Creating a Monster

Have you ever created a monster? Have you given something the power to overwhelm you… or more accurately, your characters? …

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When Beta Readers Disagree

Sharing revised stories is a time honored way for writers to discover where their work might fall short and to …

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Another go ’round

How to Revise Your Novel is designed so, ultimately, you’ll learn how to take a single revision pass at your …

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Navigating Revision Doldrums

For novelists, navigating their fiction frigate through thousands of uncharted words is fraught with perils. It may not seem that …

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Introduction and Conflict

Among the key components of amazing stories are really interesting, compelling characters, and believable conflict to complicate the lives of …

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Love or Hate?

Do you really need to write what you love? Writers ask this kind of question all the time. They might …

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Your Character’s Career

Unless they plan to write about a very limited spectrum of ideas and experiences, one thing every writer needs to …

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Newsletter Nailbiter

An important part of a novelist’s career is finding her readers and keeping them up to date on her latest …

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Brainstorming for Marketers

Sometimes people need a gentle prod in a different direction. Sometimes people need a different perspective on their reality. And …

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