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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: You Wrote A Book, Now What?

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: You Wrote A Book, Now What?

So you wrote a book… If you’re like most writers, when you finish a book, you want to get published. This is when the nail-biting starts. However, there are steps you need to take to ensure you present your story in its best possible light. As a seven time published author, I’m going to share…

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How to Change Your Book Cover by EC Jarvis

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How to Change Your Book Cover by EC Jarvis

It happens. You want a new design, or you gain better skills, or perhaps you put out a new edition with a new book cover. You want to show off that cover, but you don’t know how to get it changed. Today’s Wednesday Writers Wisdom shares the inside scoop on exactly how to do that…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani

We’ve all heard these expressions. Show don’t tell. Give meaningful description but don’t make ??a laundry list. The example below takes on showing character description without creating a laundry list. Laundry List Example: Matt started magic school two weeks ago, and he watched the girl who sat at his lunch table. She was skinny and…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: How I Acquired My B&N Book Signing by Beth Hammond

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: How I Acquired My B&N Book Signing by Beth Hammond

I am honored to have a guest post from our April Author of the Month, Beth Hammond. She recently had a book signing in Barnes & Noble, and I asked her to write about her experience for you. Beth Hammond is an author/illustrator who writes anything from YA fantasy to??children???s picture books. She is a…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Constructing Action by Ell Meadow

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Constructing Action by Ell Meadow

Writing an action scene isn’t as easy as picturing a scene from your favourite action movie and writing something similar. In fact, this is probably the worst way to write an action scene. Your favourite action movie scene has two, no three major problems. The first is that film is a visual medium, and relies…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Bookseller

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Bookseller

In the literary community, there is a heated debate in regards to digital books versus print books. Naturally, this extends to the concept of online book retailers versus brick and mortar stores. Many avid book lovers will tell you there is nothing better than savoring the feel and smell of a printed book. And, along…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Ritual by E.C. Jarvis

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Ritual by E.C. Jarvis

Today’s writing wisdom is from Steampunk and erotica author, E.C. Jarvis. ???Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.??? – Friedrich Nietzsche   Let???s be clear on one thing. My…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Big Bully

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: The Big Bully

I’m going to talk about something today that I hoped I would never come across in the vast, amazing, and chaotic world of writing. I’m going to talk about cyberbullying, how it’s directed to authors, the ripple effect it causes, and how to handle it if it happens to you (but I hope it never…

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Stuck in a Writing Rut by Nancy Miller

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Stuck in a Writing Rut by Nancy Miller

The purpose of Wednesday Writers Wisdom is to share??advice from other writers as they work their way from cover to cover, story to story, and beyond. Today, Nancy Miller, our Nancy’s Notes columnist, shares how she defeats that writing rut when it happens. Stuck in a Writing Rut ?????????????????????????????? I admit it.?? I am not…

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Overcoming Self-doubt

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Overcoming Self-doubt

I’ve heard that self-doubt is the author’s biggest enemy. It does create havoc in daily writing. It rears its ugly head in the middle of a great story, reminding you that it’s not worth it and you stink. It’s not true, but it can be very effective. You have to work through it to get…

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