Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Excerpt from Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe Volume 1: The Beginning

‘I had to call in quite a few favors to speak with you like this. Why don’t you wear the ring like I told you?’ The female voice sounded annoyed. Ravyn spun about, seeing no one yet surprised by the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Raven Flight Novelette

  Ronne’s fingers danced across the keyboard. ‘We need to find the person the Shadow mentioned. One of the ravens must know where she is. I recommend Gina Thomas for this task since she’s a genius at finding people and … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Sleuth And Why Does He Matter? [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli Choosing a protagonist for your story – no matter what genre you’re writing – is so important. The protagonist is the one who drives the story forward, they’re the reason the story is happening, the reason your readers … Continue reading

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Building a Strong Author Platform: It’s Not Just About the Numbers via @janefriedman @unboxed

Originally posted on How To Ebook:
 by Jane Friedman | When writers are trying to build platform—in order to land a book deal—they often ask me questions like: How many Twitter followers do I need? How many Facebook likes should I have?…

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Fiction tips: 5 writing habits to avoid

Originally posted on Book Editing:
All writers strew less-than-perfect turns of phrase in their first draft—unnecessary words and phrases that slow down the writing. Here are five stylistic flaws that can be eliminated in revision. 1. Unnecessary prepositional phrases EXAMPLE:…

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Marketing literary fiction – ‘There are readers who need these stories…’ an interview

Originally posted on Nail Your Novel:
Laura Stanfill This week I’m interviewing Laura Stanfill, author, all-round literary citizen and founder of the quirky literary imprint Forest Avenue Press in Portland, Oregon. Part 1 is here. This is Part 2. Find…

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How to Deal With the Real-Life “Plot Twists” That Keep You From Writing

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions:
There’s no way to predict the future. Unexpected things happen all the time. There are so many things we can plan for — but so many more things we can’t. And it can be frustrating…

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