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Novel editing: How to fix a boring chapter

Novel editing: How to fix a boring chapter

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers:
I try to keep each weekly blog post relevant to my own writing journey. This week, I struggled through the heart crushing moment of realising one of your chapters is BORING. It’s tough to admit. I tried playing it down at first, but eventually I held up my hands. Because…

Who do you think you’re kidding? Writers’ dirty little secret — how to right-size Impostor Syndrome. – by Ruth Harris…

Who do you think you’re kidding? Writers’ dirty little secret — how to right-size Impostor Syndrome. – by Ruth Harris…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Anne R. Allen: Fake it until you make it. It’s old advice, and for some people it works. Sometimes. But what if you’ve made it? You’ve finished your book (or books), you’ve been published or you self-published. You’ve sold copies, you’ve received checks from…

The Best Free Tools To Help New Amazon Authors – by Derek Haines…

The Best Free Tools To Help New Amazon Authors – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: Are you planning to self-publish your first book on Amazon? For new authors, Amazon self-publishing is the simplest, and a free way to publish your book. If you plan on writing a book or have already written one, there are many…

How To Arouse Your Writing Inspiration – by Derek Haines…

How To Arouse Your Writing Inspiration – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: One of the best pieces of advice I ever got about writing was never waste time waiting for the muse to arrive. If you are a writer, you write, and good writers know how to get inspired to write. It doesn’t…

What to write about on your Author Blog (with blog topics inside) – by Dave Chesson…

What to write about on your Author Blog (with blog topics inside) – by Dave Chesson…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Indie Reader: “But I spend all day writing books and newsletters, do I really need to write a blog too?” I’m sure you’ve had this thought more than once in your author career. With all the things you should be doing every day to…

4 Ways Writing Helps You Relax

4 Ways Writing Helps You Relax

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers:
Life can be stressful, perhaps now more than ever. I’m in full encouragement of people practising self-care and doing all they can to relax. Writing is my very favourite distraction from the world, so I just had to share those 4 wonderful ways writing can help you to relax. Writing…

8 Challenges (and Solutions) When Writing From Home – by K.M. Weiland…

8 Challenges (and Solutions) When Writing From Home – by K.M. Weiland…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Helping Writers become Authors: In these last few weeks, writers everywhere have experienced major changes in their daily schedules. If you were used to writing from home, now you may be accustoming yourself to writing with kids or other loved ones in the next…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Anne R. Allen: You’ve kinda/sorta finished your book/first draft/whachamacallit. In drastic cases, it could even be an outline that’s gone off the rails and landed in a ditch. But. Your original brilliant idea is drowning in a sea of ugly clutter. There are dust…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Happy Self Publisher: Your author bio is a calling card and targeted marketing tool to promote you and your work wherever it appears. It establishes a relationship with the reader because they get to peek behind the curtain to see who you are, where…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Every author I know hates writing a synopsis. They hate having to try to boil down their beloved story into 2 – 3 double spaced pages. They agonize over it, moan about it in public, throw fits, start the occasional bar…

K.M. Allan

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