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As a Writer, Do You Make Time To Read?

Originally posted on DSM Publications:
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid reader as well as a writer. I tend to pick authors that I enjoy and read their entire body of work in chronological order. This not only brings me enjoyment, but it shows me their development as an author from…

Creating your author blog part 3 #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Today marks the end of my three-part series on author blogs. (Edited to add: Parts 1 & 2 can be found at these links:) Creating Your Author Blog, Part 1 Creating your Author Blog, Part 2 One of the comments authors make most often when explaining…

Writing Your First Book – Where Do You Start?

Originally posted on DSM Publications:
Every time I attend an author event, there is always the attempt to separate authors into the two camps of those who meticulously outline and those that write completely by the seat-of-the-pants, affectionately known as ‘pantsers’. I sat and listened to the virtues of these two camps and decided that…

Outlining Your Story – From The Maltese Tiger Blog

Originally posted on DSM Publications:
I know you’ve all been here- You have an idea. It’s a wonderful, unique, and in your mind BRILLIANT idea, for a story. This is the story that will make you a pro. It’s your Great Gatsby, your Hobbit, your Carrie. All you have to do is write it. That’s the tricky part, isn’t it?…

Beta Reading VS. Editing #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Once again, the question of the difference between beta reading and editing has arisen in one the many forums I frequent on Facebook. So, I feel the need to revisit a post from 2015, Beta Reading VS. Editing. If you’ve already seen this post, nothing has changed…

4 steps to writing your Amazon book blurb – notes from #20BooksLondon

4 steps to writing your Amazon book blurb – notes from #20BooksLondon

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Sharing a bit more of what I learned at 20BooksLondon, here is a resume of the notes I took on blurb writing. Now I’m fairly confident about my blurb writing ability, but I’m very aware in this industry things change – what works this week doesn’t next (especially in marketing), so…

em dash, en dash #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Over the years, as I’ve become a professional writer, I have learned what I know about my craft by not only experiencing the editing process but by availing myself of the Chicago Manual of Style. I regularly attend seminars on writing craft and have invested in…

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