Becoming A Writer

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The Lazurai - New FIction Writing by J. R. Kruze

Late morning that day, he saw someone walking. Miles off yet. Coming toward him, along the edge of the road and staying off the pavement. Chuck could …

Popular Fiction

How to Write a Compelling Character Arc

September 21, 2018 - Uncategorized - Leave your thoughts<p>A character arc maps the evolution of a character through a story. It's a term that writers …

Heroism

How I Train My Inspiration - Fiction Writing By Covers

How I Train My Inspiration – Fiction Writing By Covers<p><i>ref:</i><p>I’m a visual type of guy, so one of my methods for working up inspiration for new books is …

Popular Fiction

Where Is James Blatch’s Book?

Categories: Blog, Blog Featured<p>by James Blatch<p>Conference season is upon us. This year we’ll be at NINC in Florida and then 20BooksVegas in… er, Vegas.<p>…

6 Common Misconceptions About Writers & the Writing Life

<b>Now that you’ve published a book, you can afford that fancy NYC loft, right? Emily Bleeker clears up a few common and hilarious misconceptions about</b> …

Stephen King

Maybe There Are Two Separate Muses? Writing Fiction And Non-Fiction From The Heart

I do lots of interviews on other podcasts, but there are some interviewers I really connect with, and Caroline Donohue at The Secret Library Podcast …

Non-fiction

10 Sure-fire Ways to Write a Story a Week (that publishers want to accept)

Are you ready to be a professional writer?<p>For the last two years, I’ve been writing a story, article or script every week that has either gone on air …

Sesame Street

Make books, make bank: Understanding how to self-publish and make money

7 min read<p>Whether you have a book published or you’re still considering how best to go to print, I’ve got no doubt that you’ve stopped and wondered …

Selling

How To Manually Update Your Amazon Categories In KDP

Most authors don’t know this secret. Here’s the deal. Amazon puts your book into categories on it’s own. Sure, you can tell Amazon the “basic” …

Amazon

See It First: K.M. Robinson, L. Danvers, and Gabriela Cabezut

<i>We love introducing Instafreebie readers to great stories and big ideas. Take a chance on new authors and try great stories from old favorites. See</i> …

Your Start-to-Finish Plan to Getting 1,000 Email Subscribers - Email Marketing Tips

We wish we could wave a magic wand and give you 1,000 highly-interested email subscribers, but unfortunately, email marketing doesn’t work that way. …

Marketing

How to Use Book Distributors to Get into Bookstores | Issue 21 | Writing + Publishing

You’ve put the final touches on your manuscript and cover art, getting you that much closer to self publishing your first book.<p>You’re inches away …

Writing

How To Advertise And Sell More Books

I have a wonderful guest post today from author Nicholas Erik - a skilled marketer with a keen analytical mind, who will show you how to analyze the …

Profit

Write a Captivating Opening Line

The first thing to know about “first lines” is that they are <i>not</i> going to make or break you. Sure, it’s a lot of fun coming up with great ones. But in …

David Copperfield

See It First: Rex Jameson, Craig Halloran, and Mikaela Lind

<i>We love introducing Instafreebie readers to great stories and big ideas. Take a chance on new authors and try great stories from old favorites. See</i> …

This Month in Covers

With the beginning of fall, September also brings a new round of books and graphic novels to the shelves. Please enjoy this month’s edition of “This …

Graphic Novels

How to Publish a Book: The Ultimate Guide to Book Publishing in 2018

Publishing a book has never been easier, thanks to the internet.<p>You have three main options to consider if you want to publish a book: …

Self-Publishing

Planning To Write Something Today? Tips for Setting Writing Goals that Work

<b>Lynn Dickinson shares tips to help writers honestly examine their writing routines to make the changes necessary to achieve their writing goals.</b>As an …

Creative Writing

How Authors Can Become Part of the News Cycle

If you want to become part of the news cycle, you need to have something newsworthy happening. You also need to be proactive in positioning yourself …

Breast Cancer

Academics Should Consider Self-Publishing—Here’s Why

<i>By Toby Koenigsberg</i><p>About a year ago I decided to publish an e-book.<p>I’m a music professor, and I had written a textbook on songwriting and music …

Kobo

To Comma or Not to Comma? Punctuation Help Is Here - Press Release

Sep. 17, 2018 / PRZen / PETALUMA, Calif. -- Nothing is more mystifying to anyone who is writing anything than the mighty comma. With its multitude of …

Citizen Journalism

Episode 47: Reviving a Dead Book Series (Case Study 3)

0 Shares<p><p>When Ethan Jones first published his book, he sold five copies the first month. As the years went on, he improved his marketing skills and …

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8 Creative Ways to Make Money Beyond Your Books

Money

A Case of Missing Wings - Fiction Writing: Marpel and Kruze

When I woke up, they weren’t there.<p>Not on my shoulders where they usually hung. Yes, they were attached when I fell asleep. No, I didn’t take …

Santa Monica

The Only Story in the World: John Steinbeck on Kindness, Good and Evil, the Wellspring of Good Writing

“Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.”<p><i>“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up,”</i> <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, …

John Steinbeck

The Great Fiction Writing Challenge – Week 37 Results

Regular writing becomes regular, plus more inspired ideas of how to roll out a conversion plan..<p>Metrics<p><b>Published Words Fiction:</b><br>– free – 6581 …

Non-fiction

Writing tense dialogue: 5 ways to add arresting tension

Writing tense dialogue is effective in making characters’ conversations interesting. When every exchange is a pleasantry or obvious observation, …

Living Rooms

Self-publishing as a business: Become an authorpreneur

Being an author is like being an entrepreneur (“authorpreneur) – you have to think about your publishing process as a business, from the very first …

Self-Publishing

Pat Mills Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Pat Mills is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and …

Flash Fiction