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Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Book Formatting

We’ve covered how to establish a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account and how to set your product pricing and royalties in the Getting Started post and we’ve talked in more detail about the individual product details in the Book Basics post. With all that great information, you’re ready to go, right? Except…wait, what is your product? If […]

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Eliza Green’s 5 Myths of Writing (Guest Post)

Thanks to BC Brown for having me on her blog. I’m really excited to share with you some of  my experiences as a writer. When I started writing, I had some silly notions about what I needed to do to succeed. So here are my top five myths about writing. Yes, I’ve fallen for all of these. […]

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Guest Post: The Path to Expertise by Connor Rickett

Like most experts, I’m not one.  I like to be upfront about that. It’s nothing to be ashamed of; experts run the world, and look how that’s going.  Anyway, it’s not really about being an expert. Experts died with the internet. Everything an expert knows is out there. Hell, it’s duplicated. I thought of that […]

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Guest Post: Perseverance by Doug Solter

First, I would like to thank Billie for allowing me do a guest post on her blog. Today I want to share a personal story about perseverance. No, I’m not a life coach and I refuse to tell you any secrets about unlocking your true potential. But sometimes writers can’t see the end of the […]

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Meaty Characters

Stories are easy. The world is full of millions and millions of tiny stories begging to be written. Settings are easy. The world is chocked full of scenes, places, and settings to choose. Twists; twists are easy. Have you ever known a story, one worth telling, that went exactly as planned? Of course not.  What’s […]

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Revenge Writing And You

Emotion is one of the most powerful motivators for writers. Every feeling we process can become the catalyst for a story. An old belief is that an artist must suffer to produce truly great art. There’s a lot of truth to that statement. But there is a more powerful emotion that often drives artists – […]

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Blog Hijack! Introducing Author Lisa Carlisle

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Paranormal Romance I’m Lisa Carlisle and I write erotic paranormal romance for Ellora’s Cave. I love paranormal romances and I love rock stars. When they’re together in one story, yum! Here are my latest releases in my Underground Encounters series. Bloodlust and Metal On the run from a master vampire, young […]

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Summer Fun is a Writer’s Bane

Summer. We’ve all looked forward to those beautiful, warm months without school, without responsibility, and chocked full of events, barbeques, and family gatherings since we were wee-high to a grasshopper. I have no friggin’ clue what that phrase actually means except I hear my family members use it a lot. And that’s all true. With […]

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Peeping Toms

Writers are peeping Toms. We unashamedly eavesdrop and gape into other people’s lives, squirreling away every tidbit we see/hear/smell to use as cannon fodder for our work. I’m proud of being a peeping Tom. It geez, I fucking hope at least makes my work better, more realistic, to be based off real people/places/events. But all that […]

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Critter Alert

I love to edit. There, I’ve said it. More specific, I love to critique work. I enjoy reading through someone else’s piece, finding places where I can tighten, streamline awkward choreography, fix continuity, and work on pesky word dilemmas like repetitive phrasing. Even with work that is already published, I find myself with mental red […]

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