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How to Improve Your Writing Skills and Be A Great Author

You have the talent, you have the zeal, and you are more than willing to put all the time it takes to write a book. But you also want to ensure that your work is convincing, perfectly structured, and speaks to your audience.

 

Being skilled in your writing is a continuous…

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Added by Alla Gibert on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Best Romantic Books to Gift This Valentine’s Day

Love is indescribable, ecstatic, overwhelming and passionate. It can win over anything. So, immerse yourself in a sea of emotions and be enlightened this Valentine’s Day by sailing in a world filled with love. There would be lovers serenading each other by writing sonnets, ballads, prose and poems and there would be you who would only be speaking through your eyes and gestures. Make a gesture and you may find some of the greatest works of romance to give away and cherish.

Here is a…

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Added by Maria Witwiky on February 3, 2016 at 3:19am — No Comments

What I Wrote/Published in Early Fall 2015

I've been writing quite a lot of articles both on literary topics, as well as business subjects. In case you don't know, my Geyer Editorial Services blog features regular posts on a variety of marketing, editorial, and startup-related topics. Here's a quick look at my most recent articles and posts.

Literary Related:

"With All of Your Senses," WOW! Women on Writing blog, October 2015  …

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Added by Bernadette Geyer on February 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Told from the Hips by Andrea Amosson

Told from the Hips, by Andrea Amosson, is a collection of short stories that feature strong women and the strength they have within them to handle any challenging situation that comes their way. These women come from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on February 1, 2016 at 5:11pm — No Comments

The Power of a Good Headshot in Book Promotion

In a recent post, I said that for the overwhelming majority of authors, it's important to make an effort to connect with your fans. The same goes for having a good headshot. If you're selling millions of copies of your books each year, no need to read further.

Almost daily I receive an email from an author asking me a variation of the same question: "How do…

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Added by Maria Murnane on February 1, 2016 at 9:11am — No Comments

Building a Relationship with Your Characters

   Characters are one of the most important things about a book, so it's important to connect with the people you've created in your head so they seem real to your readers.



 I thought that was a good opening line *pats self on the back* so now, let's get down to it!



 Basically, if you can't connect with your characters; how can you expect your readers to? Get comfortable with them, know them, describe them and their actions. You will need to have some sort of…

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Added by Ashley Earley on January 30, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Roxanne Bland

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he/she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience. 

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 27, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Include More Than Just Your Book in Your Book

Have you ever finished a great book and thought to yourself, I would love to send a note to the author, only to find yourself at a loss for how to do so? In my opinion, by not including contact information at the end of their books, those authors are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to connect with their readers.

Here are some other things you can include in your books to connect with your readers:  

1)   The first chapter of…

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Added by Maria Murnane on January 25, 2016 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

How to: Planning to Self-Publish?

   Have you decided to self-publish? Excellent! Before you get started, though, you're going to need to outline a plan. It's the same as outlining a plot for a book.



When you self-publish, you're not only the author of your book but you're also its editor, publisher, and marketer. You have several jobs that will take up a lot of time. Don't get frustrated as this is a rather long process.



 Edit. First and foremost, you have to edit your book.…

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Added by Ashley Earley on January 24, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

How to: Planning to Self-Publish?

   Have you decided to self-publish? Excellent! Before you get started, though, you're going to need to outline a plan. It's the same as outlining a plot for a book.



When you self-publish, you're not only the author of your book but you're also its editor, publisher, and marketer. You have several jobs that will take up a lot of time. Don't get frustrated as this is a rather long process.



 Edit. First and foremost, you have to edit your book.…

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Added by Ashley Earley on January 24, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Reach out to Your Local Library

No matter who publishes your book, there's no guarantee that libraries will carry it. However, if you walk into your local library with a smile and a copy of your book and say, "Hi there! I wrote this book. Will you please carry it?" there's a good chance the answer will be "Sure." It can't hurt to ask, right? The worst the librarian can do is say no, and as I explained in a previous post,…

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Added by Maria Murnane on January 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

10 of My Favorite Quotes About Writing

   Here are some of my favorite quotes about writing :)



 1.  "I am a writer, therefore, I am not sane" Edgor Allan Poe

 2.  "Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait 2 years to know whether or not it was funny" -Alain de Botton  

 3.  "If a story is in you, it has to come out"…
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Added by Ashley Earley on January 16, 2016 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Interview with Artist David Sandum, Part 2

Posted "The Life-Saving Power of Art", the concluding segment of my two-part interview with painter David Sandum.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/01/interview-with-artist-david-sandum-part.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 14, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

New Work of Women’s Fiction Opens Readers’ Eyes to the World of High-End Escorts

January 13, 2016 (Los Gatos, CA) – Vanessa Bogenholm’s debut novel The Moral Line is a romantic work of Women’s Fiction detailing the world of high-end escorts and the men who frequent them.

 

Vanessa describes the intense and sometimes deeply saddening process she went…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on January 13, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Interview with Artist David Sandum, Part 1

Posted Part 1 of a two-part interview with artist David Sandum: Writing Through Illness Toward Recovery.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/01/interview-with-artist-david-sandum-part_13.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 13, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Why I Write

  

The undeniable desire to get words down on paper is strong, especially when those words turn into something greater. Words become pages, which develop into a story and people that seem real to you and others that read your words.

 Everyone writes for different reasons. Maybe you like to create things--places, people, or stories--or maybe you write because it relaxes you in…

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Added by Ashley Earley on January 11, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Literary Gems to Read in 2016

From my Mirth & Meaning blog posted December 15, 2015.

Last year I offered a list of 10 wonderful fiction titles to recommend. The books weren’t new from 2014, just memorable and worthwhile books, some written by lesser known authors who deserved greater visibility. I was happy to…

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Added by Judy Gruen on January 4, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Beautifully Shattered by Courtney Kristel

Title: Beautifully Shattered

Author: Courtney Kristel

Publisher: Amazon

Pages: 412

Genre: Romantic Suspense

What would you do if your world fell apart right before your eyes? If everything you held dear was stolen before you…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on December 30, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Moon Over Alcatraz by Patricia Yager Delagrange

Title: Moon Over Alcatraz

Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange

Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing/Black Hawk

Pages: 308

Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction

Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on December 28, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Book Spotlight: Roped In by K.D. Hays

Title: Roped In

Author: K.D. Hays

Publisher: K.D. Hays

Pages: 140

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Life has settled into a more stable pattern for fledgling investigator Karen Maxwell of DS Investigations, but that stability is precarious. At work, she has an uneasy…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on December 27, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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