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Scraps of a Book Part 1: What is in a Story

What’s in a story? A lot of words – right, but what else? We take for granted the author’s creativity. Their hours toiling over scenarios, building plots, breathing life into characters, and let us not forget that they strive to

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Scraps of a Book

Do you have stacks of “How-To” books explaining the inner workings of building a manuscript? I could have an endless stack of books like the picture above if my wallet were a bottomless pit of cash. There is plenty of

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What a Year can Make… and Lemonade Wasn’t on the List of Ingredients

It has been a very long year for me. I spent a year of my writing time to market the first novel as most novice authors might do. We really want to see it sell and put everything else on

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Sometimes It Takes an Army of Typing Elves

For an amateur author 70,000+ words to edit is a big task. It is only my second novel and larger than the first. Time management doesn’t seem to be on my side, since life lacks a pause button. I’ve been

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Adam’s Blog: Steps in Editing (the kind for short legs…)

Help is here for those that seek it. Editing tips boiled down their most basic forms. Adam’s Blog: Steps in Editing (the kind for short legs…)

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Editing in Steps (the kind for short legs…)

Words to live by and learn from. http://ow.ly/bAoa3 Lulu’s Blog – The Editorial Process has great advice for writers of every level.They’re right that traditional publishing houses help their writers immensely with fine-tuning a manuscript. What does a self published

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Changes to a Blog

I have recently added a few pages to this blog. Last year was a very turbulent one for me creating pitfalls at every turn when it came to writing. I got back to writing by the end of the year

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Free Your Mind and Help an Indie Novel

Excerpt from Temperature: Bitter Cold (Title Pending) (Visit KickStarter to find out more.) Gold had a way of locking memories away when used to restrain the undead. Sally had learned firsthand this truth when Bo had cuffed her in the

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Indie Authors Find A Voice on the WWW.

I hope to join the ranks of these other indie start-ups sharing their individual projects collectively through a site called KickStarter. This website offers a chance to make dreams come true for those that have a vision. To share what

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