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So, You Want to Write a Sequel?

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
Yahoo Image Search It’s inevitable sometimes.  No, not a reboot.  I’m not talking about a remake either.  This is about the good old sequel.  A story that doesn’t completely finish in one shot needs closure or maybe people are still clamoring for more, which means you can do a…

The Active Word Checklist

The Active Word Checklist

Originally posted on K.M. Allan:
“Keep your prose active.” It’s one of the most well-known pieces of writing advice and one of the most frustrating. Sometimes when writing, especially when you’re first starting out, you have no idea what words are making your prose non-active. You’re just writing, using the words that sound right.…

How to Run a Kindle Giveaway—for Now (for Authors Who’ve Run a Giveaway in the Past)

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:
Images from ShutterStock. HOW TO RUN AN AMAZON GIVEAWAY FOR A KINDLE EBOOK As I mentioned in my previous post, presently it seems like you can’t run an Amazon Giveaway for a Kindle eBook… Because the place on the bottom of the Amazon product page where the Amazon Giveaway option is…

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…

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…

50 House Moving Hacks [Infographics]

50 House Moving Hacks [Infographics]

Originally posted on ecogreenlove:
Moving can be an incredibly exciting time but the process of moving can be incredibly annoying at times. While most people simply hire movers to get the job done, it’s much cheaper and sometimes more efficient to do it yourself. Depending on the size of your home and the amount of…

So You Want to Be a Dawn Fang: Tips By Mab

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
Brujah from Vampire: The Masquerade Is that supposed to be me?  I’m not nearly that pale and that clunky necklace would get in the way when I’m stealing stuff.  That woman ever hear of a comb or brush?  Whatever, I’m in a mood because this shouldn’t be done by…

10 Signs You’ve Upgraded To Being A Serious Writer

10 Signs You’ve Upgraded To Being A Serious Writer

Originally posted on K.M. Allan:
Of course, you’re a writer if you write. The act of putting words down on paper to create a story is the very definition of being a wordsmith, but what takes you from wannabe writer to writer, and then upgrades you to a serious writer? Spoiler alert, actually writing…

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?…

How to Create Evergreen Blog Content

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
There are two types of content that I usually post on my blog: Daily Experiences – things I see and do, journal-type notes, general thoughts etc. These posts are generally just for fun – I write them for enjoyment and they keep within the original purpose that the blog was…

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