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How to choose an excerpt that won’t turn readers off

Originally posted on D.E. Haggerty:
My Readsalot blog often functions as a blog tour stop and I always read the excerpts from the book I’m posting about. After all, I’m always looking for something new to read. I was posting a blog tour stop last week and I was a bit confused with the…

Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
For those of you who like flash fiction, here’s a great competition for you. The Writers Bureau is looking for stories of up to 500 words for its opened themed competition. Here are the other important details: Prizes: 1st: £300 2nd: £200 3rd: £100 All winners will also receive a Writers…

If an Emotional Support Helpline Existed for Writers #writers #writerslife

Originally posted on Annette Rochelle Aben:
Too FUNNY!  I mean, what a shame that authors would feel this way. Yes, I agree that we could benefit from a sincere listening ear and a calming voice of reason at times…  TOO FUNNY! Can you imagine an emotional support helpline existing for writers? We all know that…

What is Booktrack?

What is Booktrack?

Originally posted on Darla G. Denton:
There are two types of readers. Those that need silence while reading. Those that need music to drown out distractions in order to read. Which one are you? I prefer silence while reading. Listening to music and reading a book at the same time never even occurred to me. Sure,…

CREATING CLASSY COVERS

Amazon Takes Aim At Scammers But Hits Authors

Do you know how to write texting?

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Texting is here to stay. At least until Apple comes up with the next best thing. Pixabay Images If our stories are to stay current, we need to discuss texting.  Writers need to stay on top of trends and changes, whether they are permanent or fads. Why? Because it dates the…

So this is what best selling authors get up to

Originally posted on Jim Webster:
(c) Lady Lever Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation ? I know many people have asked whether the easy wealth and international jet-setting lifestyle will spoil me so I thought that I’d better give you some idea of how my morning is spent. Obviously palm-fringed beaches, the pool,…

Book Feature: Give in to the Feeling by Sarah Zama

You may have spotted Sarah Zama leaving a comment here and there. She has now published her first book, Give in to the Feeling, and asked me for my help in promoting it. As she had described it as … Source: Book Feature: Give in to the Feeling by Sarah Zama

First Love – Part 30

Originally posted on Dellani Oakes:
Claire makes her way through town and ends up somewhere she really shouldn’t be, a gang hangout. She asks the leader for marijuana so she can plant them on Maddie. He delays, offering her a drink. Foolishly, she drinks it all. “I don’t feel well,” Claire said. “I wanna go…

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