Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Top Ten Tips for Writers That Have Day Jobs

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Someday I would love to be a full-time writer, but for right now, I have a 50-60 hour a week day job that requires my attention so that annoyances like bills, mortgage payments, and…

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Self-Editing Tips

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. I’ve been in the editing mode of late. It never ceases to amaze me how many mistakes I find. I edit, then I send pages to my critique partners…

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Firearms: Know Your Weapon! – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Firearms . . . Love them or hate them, they often turn up in our fiction. Sadly, they often turn up in fiction in fictional ways that leave…

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Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 4

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is the fourth post in my series on keeping a writers notebook. I can’t emphasize enough how important this tool is for cataloging and organizing ideas. I take most of my ideas for…

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The Importance of City Guards in Fantasy

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
Legend of Zelda (I think?) Whenever a city turns up in a fantasy story, these people will be there.  Either as background, battle fodder, or momentary obstacles, the guards are around in some fashion. …

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Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 3

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
This is the third post in my series on keeping a writers notebook. I can’t emphasize enough how important this tool is for cataloging and organizing ideas. I take most of my ideas for…

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How an Author’s Consultant Can Cinch Your Book Deal

The Book Publicist As a book publicist, I am frequently asked to find a literary agent for my author clients. While I know many agents and publishers and work with them, it’s not what I do. But, from time to … Continue reading

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