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How to Write Good Critique
August 18, 2017 Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

Previously, We’ve talked about the importance of critique, and how it benefits you as a writer to utilize it as a growth tool. There are not many articles out there that really define the how to write good critique and the various methods used to do so. Not all are profitable for every person, that’s why it
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Hey, Squirrel
August 17, 2017 The Darkroom,Writing Prompts Tara R

Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: 1. The photo is here to spark your imagination. Use it as the landscape for your story,
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Writing a Review Request
August 16, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

As authors, we all want to find those willing readers who will actually leave a detailed, thoughtful review. We also dream of having a captive audience waiting to preorder and purchase every book we release. Anyone who has published a book or two knows the reality: these things aren’t likely to happen without a lot
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Out of Context: Existential Crisis
August 16, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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The Art of the Blurb
August 14, 2017 Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

Have you ever been told to send a potential agent/publisher/pa a blurb of your story? The first time I heard this, my fingernail scratched my temple. “Huh? Say what? A blurb?” I never heard of this before, so off to google I went. Here’s what I learned: most blurbs start with “When.” Blurbs are generally
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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
August 12, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The Bone Collector Genre: Psychological Thriller Author: Jeffery Deaver Rating: 4.5 Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics — until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia
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What to Check Before You Hit Submit
August 11, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

We’ve talked about building worlds and creating in-depth characters. Even our secondary characters have backstories now. Our stories are written and edited. Now what? Before you submit, there is still an important step to seeing your work in print. It is the dreaded F word. Now, get your mind out of the gutter because that’s
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For Sale By Owner
August 10, 2017 The Darkroom,Writing Prompts Tara R

Welcome to the Darkroom where we open our photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week we offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: 1. The photo is here to spark your imagination. Use it as the landscape for your story,
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Out Of Context: Zombie Survival
August 9, 2017 Out of Context,Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

You know how it happens, you’re minding your own business, eavesdropping on the table next to yours in the coffee shop, when suddenly you hear…something. You missed what they said before but the last sentence has your mind whirling with possibilities. Or maybe you’re in line at the grocery store, sorting your coupons when…wait…she didn’t
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The Art of the Query Letter
August 7, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

It’s been a long time since I wrote a query letter so I found I was a bit rusty.  There are hundreds of sites offering advice so I checked out a few then did my best to distill down the information.   Query letter template  Incorporate the book name three times in query.  Three is
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