Category Archives: writing

Marketing Your Free Book

As an author it’s incredibly hard to shell out money to a website for wishful thinking. So far I’ve tried GoodRead advertisements, spent a free $50 promotional coupon in Facebook ads, placed ads with Kindle Nation Daily and the Kindle … Continue reading

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Persistence

There are thousands of writers out there who just recently hit the publish button on their computer and are eagerly anticipating the thousands of sales that will suddenly appear because of that little button. Unfortunately, most of them will be … Continue reading

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The Regency Romance

I think I’ve got it down.  After reading every regency romance our library carries and some it doesn’t, I’ve finally come to the end of my regency study. Here is what I’ve found… 1) The heroine will probably be an … Continue reading

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That moment of Triumph

I’m excited…and nervous…and excited…and confused. It’s hard to pick that moment to decide “It’s finished” and finally publish something that has been waiting, and I don’t know how to feel. I’ve been editing Death Knell for months and waiting for … Continue reading

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Reverse Advice: One Dimensional Characters

For quite some time I’ve been reading page upon page of advice to new writers.  And the more I mull it over, the more I realize a lot of it is wrong or at least incomplete. So let’s talk one … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Writing Group Revisions

Many of us who write have also found a group of like-minded people willing to listen to our stories, memoirs, and poems and share their knowledge in improving those pieces. I have a binder dedicated to the meetings full of … Continue reading

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First Chapter of Murder-Mystery (Working Title “Death Knell) —Thoughts?

    I’m in the first stages of editing my murder mystery and wanted to post it and see what everyone thinks. Do you like the title?  Is this a book you would keep reading? How does the first chapter … Continue reading

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