Marketing is a four letter word to most authors, and I don’t mean the word ‘love.’ Advertising and marketing are important no matter how icky it makes you feel. Writing a novel and making it available to the world doesn’t mean the world will take notice. Or care. Or fart in your general direction. Once … More A List of Book Promotion Sites
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You’ve heard it said that writers should write using all their senses. Here’s why. A scene without sensory detail or imagery created by elaborating details is just a sentence. Create scintillating scenes by inserting unforgettable word images in the reader’s mind. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes Sensory detail…
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Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M. Founder & Owner of: A Not So Jaded Life Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living and Writing Writer Neil Gaiman has become so popular he is often considered the rock star of the literary world. He trades mostly in science…
Here are a few writers’ blogs I follow to learn from and be inspired by. … More Top 5 Writer’s Blogs
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First Draft. Those two words wield a whole lot of power, evoking emotions from giddy excitement to brain numbing dread. Some writers stand strong on the side of excitement, ready to throw down words and metaphors like hot fire, while others battle cold sweats and nausea at…
Once you’ve written down your goals, it’s easy to set them aside and forget about them. Doing a self-review is a good way to hold yourself accountable for achieving your aims. You can evaluate your progress by week or month, but I prefer by quarter. … More Quarterly Writing Goals: Q1 2017
Sure, being a writer has its challenges. Self-doubt chases you like an angry pimp. But, it’s still awesome. Here are my top five reasons why I love it. … More 5 Best Things About Being A Writer
The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers … More Three Tips to Increase Self-Motivation for Writers
There is no magic formula to create the perfect first line. What is considered a great opening line is as varied as the novels that contain them. 4-Opening Paragraph Tips: Read the first page of novels in your genre. Knowing what other authors did will help you avoid clichés and see what works and what … More What Makes For A Great Opening Line Of A Novel?