Monthly Archives: August 2017

Characterization Tips – What to Avoid, Where to Focus

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This post is focused on a very important, if not the most important, aspect of your writers, your characters. Readers become invested in characters. They learn to love and/or hate characters. They sympathize and/or…

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Characterization Tips – The Sequel

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Last week, I wrote a post about characterization listing, in simple terms, some of the pitfalls that writers face as they create and develop characters. You can read it HERE. This post will revisit…

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A Perfect 10 with Patrick Roland

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Patrick Roland for this edition of A Perfect 10. Please enjoy this week’s installment of A Perfect 10 If you want to check out past…

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A Perfect 10 with Joy Lennick

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This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Joy Lennick for this edition of A Perfect 10. Please enjoy this week’s installment of A Perfect 10 If you want to check out past…

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This week in Indie Publishing

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing On Amazon There is something magical about a book. You read words and sentences hatched in somebody else’s brain. In the process, your mind takes flight and…

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Saturday Short Story – No Pain, No Gain

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This week’s story comes from my own struggle to maintain my weight and get fit. Everyone is wearing Fit Bits, Apple Watches or other devices that track their steps, heart rate, and give gentle…

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Endings – How Important Are They?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Last week, I talked about book openings in one of my posts. This post talks about the other end of your book, the ending. It will briefly discuss the types of endings and the…

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Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention From the Beginning of Your Novel

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is a topic I have been thinking a lot about since I decided to venture into the Kindle Scout program. Since you are required to provide an opening to your book and try…

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“The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs” – Stephen King – What do the numbers say?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
As writers, we are constantly (adverb) told about the misstep of using too many adverbs in our writing. I recently received the book Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt which has the first…

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Jackie Weger’s Tips On Getting Visible And Selling Books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Jackie Weger is more than an author of great romance novels; she’s a tireless supporter of Indies, both on her own and through her eNovel Authors at Work group. Jackie has written a score…

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