Why Writing Isn’t Enough—The Savvy Writer’s Guide to Success

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Today, we’re going to do something a little different. You want to know one thing I love probably more than anything in the world? Spotting great talent and getting to share it. Thus, today I would like to introduce you to one of my followers who snagged my attention over the holidays and I asked her to come and share her wisdom today because I think we can all gain something from her (even me because am always learning BAY-BEE!).

I would like to introduce, Britt Skrabanek!

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Indie Author Britt Skrabanek Indie Author Britt Skrabanek

A lot of you may be wondering how I ended up on Kristen’s blog in the first place. She’s pretty big-time, an influencer—she’s worked her tail off to build her brand presence. Many of us look to her for writing tips we can actually use, knowing some esoteric BS like…

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The Essential Guide To Nailing Your Character’s Appearance (plus a character sketch template)

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

There are approximately 3,348,547,029 articles, blog posts, and questionnaires on the internet to help you figure out your character’s appearance. It’s true. And that was a totally accurate number, by the way. Well, today, I am not adding another one to the pile. At least, not another monotonous one. I did title this post ‘The Essential Guide’, did I not? There is epicness to be had here, ladies and gents. And here is what I think all those other posts aren’t getting: Physical appearances are not objective. Your character’s looks will change based on the beholder’s perspective.

Source: The Essential Guide To Nailing Your Character’s Appearance (plus a character sketch template)

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GRUMPIES ON BOARD by @carolewyer #Travel #Humour #Bookreview #WeekendBlogHop

Rosie Amber

Grumpies On BoardGrumpies On Board by Carol E. Wyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grumpies On Board is essentially an A-Z of holiday suggestions for the over 50’s. Containing more than 300 get-away ideas, it is sprinkled with jokes and written in a tongue-in-cheek narrative from the perspective of a “Grumpy Old Couple” who no longer want to put up with screaming children, nor are they ready for coach tours and tea dances for the elderly.

The author adds comical touches to the book from her own background as a comedian, who runs a show called “Smile While You Still Have Teeth”.

Although not yet ready for the Grumpy age bracket I did find several holiday suggestions which appealed, here were my favourites; Castle holidays, canal boating, bear watching, healing hotels, spa breaks, seeing the Northern Lights, a safari, storm chasing, touring the Australian Outback, Volcano tours, a Voodoo tour and…

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How to find a title for your book

Writer's Treasure Chest

You wrote a book. You are writing a book. You are prepared to write a book. And of course, it is important that your book or future book will get a decent title. Catching, attracting curiosity, but not telling too much about its contents. Now, what are you doing?

I have asked as many writers as I could: “How do you find a title – and when do you try to find a title for your book?”

And I got as many answers as I asked authors.

Some of them find them at the beginning, or before they even started. Some can think of a title while they’re still writing and some are thinking forever about it after the book is completed.

For the past few days, I have tried to research some information on how to find a book title for my book(s).

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August 1, 2013, Writer’s Relief…

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