Apr
24
2014
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A Writer at Comic Con

Written by Johnny Worthen

A list of ten wonderful things from my ComicCon FanXperience experience.

Apr
21
2014
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Elements of a Stand-Out Novel

Written by rbirkin1@msn.com

To get a book published it has to have an extra something. What are those elements, and how do you make sure your book has them?

Apr
16
2014
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Word Processors for Writers - MS Word vs Scrivener

Written by Jo Michaels

Discussing the program differences between Scrivener and MS Word. Introducing a new product for streamlining your work.

Apr
16
2014
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Dr. Stuart's Heart

Written by Johnny Worthen

Official Release notice at The Blog Mansion for my new BEATRYSEL novelette, DR. STUART'S HEART.

Apr
4
2014
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Book Trailer Part 5- Wrap Up/Denouement

Written by Johnny Worthen

I turn the Blog Mansion over to some industry insiders who give their opinion on the effectiveness of Book Trailers. And me.

Apr
1
2014
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Writing when you’re too tired to write

Written by Jeremy Reimer

Writing when you have a day job is hard, but what about when you have a job that demands everything out of you?

Mar
31
2014
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The ethics of splitting up a long book

Written by Carrie-Anne

If a book is very long on purpose, it's not always a wise decision to split it up into two or more books.

Mar
31
2014
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Book Trailer Part 4

Written by Johnny Worthen

In part 4 of my series on Book Trailers, I examine the "God-Awful Infomercial" and the "Hey Looky Here."

Mar
26
2014
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Sur le Pont d’Avignon, On y Danse

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of the late Ida Vos's autobiographical middle grade historical, Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon, perhaps her darkest book.

Mar
20
2014
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“Oh brave new world that has such people in it”

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel Brave New World.

Mar
11
2014
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The Key Is Lost

Written by Carrie-Anne

My review of the late Ida Vos's middle grade historical novel The Key Is Lost, set during World War II in the Netherlands.

Feb
28
2014
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When to Spin Off

Written by Carrie-Anne

Sometimes a secondary character or storyline begs to be fleshed out into a spinoff series or book, but sometimes a spinoff isn't necessary.