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How Long Should Your Book Be? — A Word Count Guide for Fiction

Length matters . . . <i>am I right?</i><p>If you don’t believe me, try reading the 200,000-word autobiography of a snail. Unless that’s the kind of kinky stuff …

Small Press Publishing: The Questions You Must Answer Before Signing – Ep. 08, The Writers’ Podcast

Small Press Publishers provide a great middle ground between the traditional and self-publishing options, however before you sign you can avoid …

Power Your Book Revisions by Using Macros

Revisions are a critical step in the writing process, but let’s face it, they can also just suck all the joy out of writing. Anything that can help …

Using Body Language in Your Novel, Part One—Facial Expressions

How ’bout you and I get physical today? <i>*Kat blows a kiss*</i><p>Don’t worry; I’m not trying to be inappropriate with you (any inappropriateness happens …

10 Things Authors Would Like to Say to Their Worst Critics

Hey, remember earlier this week, when we discussed book reviews? Well, on this episode of The Lighter Side of Writing, SK and I cover the ten things …

My Writing Quirks

You know how my writing process works? Via miracles. Seriously. I’m a pantser so when an idea hits me, I sit down to write, and I wing it. If I start …