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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

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Amazon is an extremely innovative company – and usually quite responsive to self-publisher’s concerns – but sometimes it gets things very wrong too. Today is one of those times. I’ve received several reports from writers threatened with having books removed from sale, and heard even more worrying stories from others who…

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…

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