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Writing From the Spinster’s Perspective: Q&A with Donna Ward

Today’s post is by memoirist and Brooklyn-based writing mentor Virginia Lloyd( @v11oyd ). Donna Ward is an Australian scribe whose first bible, She I Dare Not Name, has just been published in the US. She’s founded a literary journal, a small press, and succeeded as an editor. As someone who has been a traditional publisher […]

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The Art of the Moment Memoir

” Firecracker Freeze Frame” by rjsteih is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Today’s post is excerpted from We Are the Words: The Master Memoir Class by Beth Kephart( @BethKephart ). There are many ways to think about memoir, countless categories, classifications, taxonomies. Family dysfunction memoirs. Medical memoirs. Trauma memoirs. Food memoirs. Nature memoirs. Coming-of-age memoirs. […]

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Post Book Launch Depression Is a Thing

” No Mail Today” by Ivy Dawned is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Today’s post is by Rachel Michelberg, columnist of Crash. In the two months since I generate birth to a journal, I’ve discovered that post-partum publishing depression is a thing. Even when the child doesn’t cry at all. I’m not sure what I […]

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Starting Your Novel With Character: 3 Strengths and 3 Challenges

Today’s post is by regular benefactor Susan DeFreitas( @manzanitafire ), an award-winning author, writer, and notebook tutor. She offers a first 50 -page review on works in progress for novelists striving counseling on their next pace toward publishing. In my work as a bible coach-and-four, I’ve found that columnists of fiction generally fall into three […]

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You Can’t Sell an Idea

” 1/52 sentiments” by DaNieLooP is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Today’s post is excerpted from the new journal Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer: The Artistry, Joy, and Career of Storytelling by New York Times bestselling author and Hugo Award winner J. Michael Straczynski( @straczynski ), published under BenBella Books. The emails come almost […]

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Strained Brain? How to Stoke Your Mental Fire

“Home” by Phil Gradwell is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Today’s post is by author and writer Kim Catanzarite( @kimcanrite ). Her psychological thriller They Will Be Coming for Us is out now. It happens to everyone from time to time: You’re exactly not too excited about being a writer anymore. As we all know, […]

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How to Develop a Marketing and Promotion Plan as an Indie Author

Photo by Monstera from Pexels Today’s post is by author Emma Lombard( @LombardEmma ). Disclaimer: I’m in Australia and my publishing and advertisement options may not be available or right for you, but they’re the right path for me as a historical fiction series author. I am not paid to promote any of the services, […]

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The Alchemy of Emotion: 6 Key Strategies for Emotionally Affecting Fiction

” six triangular stones” by Jos van Wunnik is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Today’s post is by regular contributor Susan DeFreitas( @manzanitafire ), an award-winning author, editor, and journal coach-and-four. She offers a first 50 -page review on works in progress for novelists aiming tendency on their next gradation toward publishing. People sometimes talk […]

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How to Get Your First Freelance Byline (and Why Even Fiction Writers Should Freelance)

Start Today Life Is Good Concept Today’s post is by author Catherine Baab-Muguira( @CatBaabMuguira ). Her record, Poe for Your Problems, exhausts in September 2021. If you aspire to be an author, then you probably already know that you need a “platform” to acre that big record bargain. Or any volume batch, period. Most of […]

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How Authors Can Leverage Facebook Ads to Sell More Books

Today’s post is by book advertising consultant Matt Holmes. When scribes want to advertise their records, three advertising stages spring to mind for most: Facebook ads, Amazon ads, and BookBub ads. And while each of these scaffolds can be amazing in their own right and even more so when expended holistically together, without a strong […]