Apr
30
2012
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Fight Elven Prejudice with The Man in the Cinder Clouds Giveaway

Written by sherahart

The last half of my interview with Rick Daley focuses on how he built his platform to market an indie book in a genre still dominated by traditional publishers.

Apr
30
2012
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The Man in the Cinder Clouds author interview and giveaway

Written by sherahart

This was the best edited indie novel I've read. I asked the author editing, illustration and publishing questions because his book exceeds traditional publisher standards. There's a giveaway too.

Apr
29
2012
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Billy T. Tommy’s Art of Slush Novels

Written by Jolly Fish Press

My name is Billy T. Tommy and I’ve managed to write over 300 novels without ever being published in my life. Here are six or seven tips to write a slush novel.

Apr
29
2012
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Give Every Scene a Purpose

Written by karensandler

Every scene of your book needs a purpose. Unlike real life, there's no place in fiction for the trivial & mundane

Apr
28
2012
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Why Are You Standing There?

Written by thewordsmith

Location can be a simple way to show a character's personality, and here's why.

Apr
27
2012
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Review: The House of Velvet and Glass

Written by Teri Harman

Review of Katherine Howe's new historical novel. Titanic, Boston, opium dens and intoxicating writing.

Apr
27
2012
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Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals part #1

Written by Todd Chapman

If you want to make the most of goal setting ...

Apr
27
2012
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Sometimes Writers Shouldn't Read

Written by Melanie Crouse

Great things happened to me the week I banned myself from reading. Or 6 Ways To Jump Start Your Writing.

Apr
27
2012
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Problem. Solution. Repeat.

Written by David Powers King

The best stories have problems. Problems generally have solutions, and solutions can make problems worse. And, on rare occasions, the problem is the solution. Suggestions for effective storytelling.

Apr
27
2012
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Ender's Game

Written by eayounker

A review of Orson Scott Card's novel "Ender's Game."

Apr
26
2012
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Writing for an Audience: Notes from David Farland

Written by CNHolmberg

Different audiences like different things--how can you cater to yours?

Apr
26
2012
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What tone should I use when I write an English paper?

Written by JWashburn

This begins the battle to add personality back into academic writing—an argument for both teachers and students to look their readers in the eye.