Monthly Archives: September 2017

Short Story Saturday – No Pain, No Gain – Part 5

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This story is growing to the point where is will probably end up as a novella, if not a full blown novel. The possibilities for the direction it can take seem to be endless…

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Book Covers – Does Size Matter?

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This is another post based on the book, Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt, a book that looks at writing in a way that appeals to numbers geeks like myself as it looks…

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Writing from the Right Perspective

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Here is a reboot of an early blog that I posted on my site that deals with the perspective that you write in. This blog post stems from my recent reading. As you know, besides writing…

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As an Author, How Do You Feel About Expressing Your Political Views

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I hesitated in opening up this discussion, but I thought it would be a worthy topic. If you peruse social media, you are likely aware of how politically charged many discussions have become. My…

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Titles – How Important Are They and How Do You Come Up With Them?

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Many authors who write book series, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton, to name a few, have written books that have common words in them. Patterson uses the word ‘Cross’, as in his…

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SHORT STORY CHARACTERIZATION: 6 MORE TRICKS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR CHARACTER’S INK BLEED RED – from T.S. Junior’s blog

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SHORT STORY CHARACTERIZATION: 6 MORE TRICKS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR CHARACTER’S INK BLEED RED Here are 6 more advanced “tricks” for short story characterization Here are the first six, which included: Combining characters who serve the same function…

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A Perfect 10 with Michele Jones

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This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Michele Jones 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

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Amazon has laid out exactly how to game its self-publishing platform Bestseller status, five stars, a large number of reviews—there’s a whole host of ways to figure out if a book on Amazon is…

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Short Story Saturday – No Pain, No Gain – Part 4

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Well, as often happens, this story has taken on a life of it’s own. I’m four parts in and the action is ramping up, but it still has a bit of story left to…

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Showing vs. Telling – What Does it Really Mean?

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
We’ve all heard this tenet of writing. Show vs. tell. My editor always hammer me for too much telling and not enough showing. I’ve really tried to work on this aspect of my writing,…

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