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By D.G. Kaye | for Authors and Bloggers

Good Endings: What Should Yours Include?

What’s the right ending for your novel? This isn’t a simple question to answer, because there are many factors to consider. But the first thing you …

Writing

Pinterest Hashtags: How To Create A Smart Strategy

Pinterest hashtags?!? OMG, Pinterest is using hashtags now. I honestly didn’t think I’d be writing this article. But, yup, you can now add hashtags …

Social Media Marketing

You’re Smarter Than You Think You Are

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur (especially a woman entrepreneur) can be a terrifying prospect.<p>While we’d all like to use our …

Freelancing

Creating conflict in every scene​

Stories need conflict. Without it, there’s no tension, and, frankly, no reason for anyone to read your story. If you want someone to be interested in …

Writing

How to Conquer Your Crutch Words: A Writer's Resource

<b>Crutch words: insidious creepers.</b><p>They camouflage as harmless outgrowths, but these obnoxious weeds propagate throughout your work and choke its …

Parenting

Here is the largest list of creative tools in one place

<b>Wow and what fun!</b><p>Some of these generating tools are familiar, but some are new. Well, new to me.<p>Choose from <i>Games</i>, <i>Exercises, Techniques or Poetr</i>y.</b> …

Writing

9 Standard Online Tools to Push Your Writing Standards

<i>This is a guest post by Bella Williams, an academic researcher & private tutor. Bella guides the new age professionals and students with their</i> …

Digital Marketing

THE BEST 43 OPENING LINES IN NOVEL WRITING HISTORY

Come meet me at the Falconer Club, for exclusive excerpts and to get Advanced Review copies of my books. JUST CLICK THE FACEBOOK LOGO ON THE …

Literature

Post from your Archives – How are you spending your most valuable time on #Social Media by D.G. Kaye

Delighted that <b>Debby Gies</b>, author <b>D.G. Kaye</b> has sent me some links to share over the next four weeks (or more) from her archives.<p>We all have posts that …

Social Media

Self-Editing Your Work

It’s my pleasure to have Kristina Stanley over to explain her latest project. Although she is well known for her mystery series she also is very much …

Writing

Correctly using Author Intrusion

<i>Thanks to Trish for suggesting this topic.</i><p>Authorial Intrusion is a literary device where the author intentionally breaks from the narrative and …

Writing

A new automated social share tool, Missinglettr.com for sharing your blog posts.

article<p>Missinglettr.com - a great new automated sharing tool for your blog …

Social Media Marketing

Rules, Rules, Rules. 9 Writing "Rules" Examined

Rules barrage writers from all sides. This post dissects a few rules and presents examples of why they might (or might not) be valid.<p><b>Rule 1: Do not</b> …

7 Tools to Create an Infographic in 30 Minutes (Design Skills or Not)

Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share …

"Because," "Due To," "Since," and "As"

English offers many ways to express “because.” Some are wordy and should be avoided due to the fact that they are wordy. (Did you get that? We just …

How Google Docs Improves Writing

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything writers will ever need. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs …

Google Docs

Most Common First Page Mistakes

The first page is the most important page in your novel. It is the first impression a reader (and therefore an agent/editor) will get. A potential …

Wait…How Early Can You Develop Dementia?

Is it an early onset of dementia? Pixabay, CC0, photo.<p>We often think of someone who has dementia as being old, possibly nearing the end of their …

Write Better Books – Storytelling: Filtered or Unfiltered?

<i>You get a note from a critique partner or editor friend that says, “Cut this filter.”</i><p><i>And you are like, Huh? What?</i><p><i>What’s a filter?</i><p>Filters are stuff …

6 Perks of Being a Fiction Writer | The Wolfe's (Writing) Den

Remember that post I shared last week about the hard truths of being a writer? Well, fear not; I promise you that was only half of the big picture. …

100+ Ways to Say "Sad": A Word List for Writers

<b>Emotion in writing captivates readers.</b><p>… but not so much if Mary Sue is <i>sad</i> on every page.<p>So how can a writer maintain mood without losing readers?<p>By</i> …

Body Language

World-building: Settings for all Genres – Guest Post by, Diana Peach…

As a fantasy/science-fiction writer, I’ve stacked up a bit of experience with world-building that I’ve wanted to share, and The Story-Reading Ape’s …

On the Hashtag Anniversary Hashtags Just for Writers

Last Wednesday was the 10-year anniversary for the Twitter hashtag and Twitter acknowledged it with the trending hashtag #Hashtag10.<p>Formerly known as …

7 New Writer Mistakes that Make you Vulnerable to Predators

<i>Predators are looking for newbies who make these mistakes.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>We all make mistakes. It’s how people learn. But some new writer mistakes …

Authors

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12 Common Writing Errors Even Bestselling Authors Make

Have you ever bought a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and found a typo or a glaring error? It’s happened to most of us. Errors can detract from the overall …

Missinglettr: How to Boost Traffic & Save Time with This Amazing Automation Tool

Are you publishing blog posts but not getting the attention or traffic you need?<p>Are there just not enough hours in the day for you to promote any …

Writing a Killer First Page

Nothing brings a writer more agony than writing the first page of their novel. There are plenty of articles listing what not to do on the first page, …

A Little Hook

Every writer has his or her own process. Ideas come, sometimes in the form of virtual Mack trucks that appear out of nowhere, usually at the most …