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Writers: Want to Beat the Competition? 10 Tips for Opening Your Novel #amwriting #wip #writetip

Thanks to iPhone downloads, ebooks are competing directly with movies as on-demand entertainment.  That means that the opening pages of your novel have to be more clever than ever if you want to sell your book. I just finished judging a commercial fiction contest for aspiring authors.  Without exception, the entries had the same problem. […]

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6 Reasons Why Judging a #NovelWriting Contest Helps Your Career #Writetip #amwriting

Are you writing commercial fiction? Then consider becoming a judge for a writing contest to help your career. Many aspiring authors already know the benefits of entering a writing contest. These days, even the larger regional contests have celebrity judges (a.k.a. literary agents and acquisitions editors.)  Why would these professionals take time from their busy […]

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Get Better Book Reviews, More Sales #BookMarketing #BookPromo #Selfpub pic.twitter.com/BNvw6SV29u

Sure, every author WANTS to receive glowing book reviews. But do book reviews help sales? That’s the million dollar question. As an Indie author, I’ve had my mind blown.  In the old days, when I was published by Bantam and Avon, I had no trouble getting reviews — GREAT reviews — from trade publications.  In […]

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Sexy Cowboy or Dangerous Outlaw? How will she know? Sneak Peek! #ValentinesDay #Romance #giveaway

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the fab authors of LoveHistoricals.com is sponsoring a blog hop full of goodies and sneak peeks of our most Romantic scenes! Don’t miss a single post for your chance to win the $100 Amazon Gift Card! (Learn how to win here.) You’ll find all the blog links to some GREAT […]

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How to Promote Your #eBook with an #Excerpt @AdriennedeWolfe #Writetip #bookmarketing #BlogTour

How to Promote Your eBook with an Excerpt: 6 Tips for Blog Tours and Social Media What considerations should go into choosing a book excerpt for a blog tour or a post on social media? First and foremost, an excerpt is a SALES TOOL. If you keep that in mind, you’re already leagues ahead of […]

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Another Reason Why Literary Agents Reject Novels @AdriennedeWolfe #Romance #Mystery #amwriting

“I’m writing a Mystery,” my writing student told me proudly. And I said, “Great!  Which sub-genre are you writing?” The student said, “Huh?” “You know.  Cozy, Caper, Police Procedural, Hard-boiled . . . “ My student blinked blankly at me.  She had no idea what a sub-genre was, nor did she know that the Mystery […]

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Battle of Sexes: How 2 Write Real Men, Women #Romance #Sleuth #Writetip #WIP @AdriennedeWolfe

  Men and women do not think alike.  You, being either one or the other, already know this fact.  However, you may have trouble writing it.  When it comes to male / female psychology, it helps to think in terms of Alpha/Beta personality types.  However, your plot conflicts won’t be believable unless you keep your […]

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Cyber Bullying: One Author’s Solution to Stop the Madness @TheWorldAmongUs #StopBullying #writetip #writing

  [Note:  This is a guest post by Beth Ann Kozlowski.] If you’re like me, then you probably have noticed the large amount of bullying happening lately.  I don’t know about you, but I find it very discouraging and disheartening. Don’t we, as a writing community have one goal in mind? To write, publish and […]

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#Writing Will Never Be the Same after Helping Kids Read #Books #literacy #YALit #MGLit

Imagine struggling to learn to read, and some crazy writer keeps throwing a curve ball like “THE” onto the page.   (Go ahead.  Try to sound out “THE” using the rules of phonics.  I double-dare you. ) Or imagine yourself in elementary school, wanting to pound your head against the desk every time you trip over […]

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#Authors Wanted: Interviewing Writers for Reader eZine on #Writing #Romance #Fantasy #Suspense #YALit

What’s your bestseller’s secret?  Your writing tip?  Your sage advice to fiction writers who are trying to sell their novel and break into publishing? Inquiring minds want to know!  And if you contact me with your idea, I just might feature you in my new column, Bestseller’s Secret, for a popular eZine! That’s right:  I’m now […]

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