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Selling Books—The Struggle is REAL but Not New & What to DO!

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Lane Pearman I know a lot of authors feel overwhelmed in the digital age of publishing and that is perfectly understandable. But today I would like to pan back and maybe offer a refreshed perspective to keep you pressing. Today we…

The Hard Truth About Publishing—What Writers & Readers NEED to Know

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
As we careen toward the New Year, many emerging writers have a goal to finally publish that novel and I hope you do! But the arts are kind of strange. We often get fixated on the creative side, without really understanding the business side of our business. The…

How to Write Endings that “Wow!”

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Once again, I invited blogger and copywriter Alex Limberg to spread his nuggets of wisdom amongst us. Today, he is closing in on closings. He is showing us several “typical closing styles” you can use as templates for your own stories. Yes, just rip them off mercilessly. Alex…

Six Ways To Self-Edit & Polish Your Prose

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Whether you are new to writing or an old pro, brushing up on the basics is always helpful. Because no matter how GOOD the story is? If the reader is busy stumbling over this stuff, it ruins the fictive dream and she will never GET to the story.…

How to Create Legendary Villains

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
American Horror Story “Freak Show” on FX This past Saturday I held my Bullies & Baddies class and a couple of the folks posited a really good question worth talking about. How do we write great villains? One of the reasons I love holding this class is that…

Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish—Part 2

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image courtesy of Wikimedia All righty, so last time in Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish we talked about a lot of myths that surround publishing in general and I promised to delve deeper into this subject. I hope, at the very least, y’all walked away with one core understanding…

Introducing Deep POV—WTH IS It? Can We Buy Some on Amazon?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Mike Licht If you are a writer who has a goal of selling books it is wise to remember that audiences are not static. They change. Their tastes change with the times and we need to understand what is “trending” if…

Going Pro—Learning from a Master & Win a Chance to Be James Patterson’s Next Co-Author

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Could THIS be your new writing partner? Today I have something exciting to tell you guys about *bounces up and down like a kid*. Last week we talked about Going Pro and today I’d like to springboard off some of what we talked about. One of the reasons…

Want to Be a Successful Writer? Ten Ways to GO PRO!

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Drew Coffman courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons We have done a lot of talking about FREE! in the past couple of months. And I will continue to boycott Huffington Post , because I believe they’re parasites who’ve helped set this industry-wide trend that writers only need…

How to Make EVERY Page of Your Story Interesting

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image by DonkeyHotey/Flickr CC Today I have another post from that kick@$$ writing teacher I’ve taken hostage *slides food through the slit in wall*.  Actually, Alex Limberg is a friend of mine and total rockstar and seriously, check out his free ebook about “44 Key Questions” to test your…

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