Author: Heidi Angell

How to Hook Your Audience
August 17, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Our Write Siders, Writing author bios, hooks, blurbs, synopses, and queries are every author’s bane. Why is that? Partly because we go into them trying to figure out how to squish our 60K + novel into a couple hundred words. But that’s not really what we’re doing and that’s why many struggle. What you are doing
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Dyndaer By Joshua Robertson
July 29, 2017 Book Reviews Heidi Angell

Title: Dyndaer Genre: Fantasy Author: Joshua Robertson Rating: 4.7 Branimir emerges from the Netherworld as a living legend and learns the Ash Tree is still in danger from the cursed dagger, kaelandur. An old friend compels Branimir to finish what they started at Melkorka. Once again, the former slave must keep kaelandur out of uncertain
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Top 10 Character Tropes and How to Twist Them
June 15, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers! There are literally thousands of character tropes in the literary world. Some are good, so good that they border on cliche. Others are offensive to certain groups because they rely heavily on stereotypes. But why do we use tropes in the first place? For the same reason that stereotypes hold a place,
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A4A Sunday: Authors Need to Network
June 4, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers, Networking is probably one of the hardest things for authors, and also one of the most important activities we can do besides just sit down and write. Good networking will help with every step of the writing venture. But we chose writing, a solitary profession, because it’s just not so people-y, right?
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How to Plan a Marketing Schedule
May 28, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely authors! The key to success as an author: strong marketing! The first step to that is having a marketing plan. Every year, I spend from Thanksgiving until Christmas putting together my annual business plan, and one of the key elements of that business plan is the marketing.  If you didn’t do this yet,
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Marketing in Minutes a Day
April 20, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

The life of an author is a constant struggle for balance. For most, that balancing act includes a full-time job, family, social commitments, writing, and then when writers hear “marketing” they throw their hands up feeling overwhelmed and demand that they don’t have any time. I’m here to show you how to add marketing to
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