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Get Mention in eMag: #Free Promo 4 #Authors #Writetip #Romance #Mystery #Paranormal

  CALLING ALL AUTHORS:  I am writing a REBELS, RAKES & ROGUES article for the website of BTS eMag. Whenever I write columns for BTS, I like to spread the love and include as many quotes from published authors as I can. So here is your opportunity to reach 67K readers without spending a dime! […]

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How to Write a Novel as a Collaborative Team

How to Write a Novel as a Collaborative Team Put one or two fiction writers in the same room, and ultimately, somebody poses the question:  “Wouldn’t it be great if we could collaborate as a writing team?” But how exactly does a “team” of authors write a book?  Ghostwriting for a Publisher Books are often […]

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Writers on Writing: Advice from Ernest Hemingway

Writers on Writing: Advice from Ernest Hemingway If you’re going to listen to writing advice, you might as well listen to the most acclaimed authors in the world, right?  That’s why I’m featuring this series of posts based on fiction-writing tips from literary masters.  Today’s tip for writing great fiction comes from Ernest Hemingway:  “To […]

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Writing Resources: Name a Character or Insult a Bully

  Every Mage needs an apprentice, every writer needs a Muse . . .  And every character needs a name. So what writing resources do I use to create zany names for my fantasy fiction? (What, you don’t think “Queen Hoodoo,” better known as Odzilla Wyrdd, is zany enough for a sorceress?)  Just for the […]

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Moon Madness, Lunar Lunacy, and Freaky Frogs

Moon Madness, Lunar Lunacy, and Freaky Frogs Today, January 27th, marks the first full moon of 2013.  Ordinarily, I don’t pay attention to moon phases, but this past week, as the moon was steadily growing fuller, things were a wee bit “off” in my world.   For instance, my biggest client closed its Austin office, eliminating […]

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Texas Humor: Quips and Quotes from the Lone Star State

Texas Humor:  Quips and Quotes from the Lone Star State Today, I have Texas on the brain.  And not just ‘cause I live here.  I’m writing dialogue for a Texas protagonist in my upcoming Naughty and Nice series.   I gotta confess:  as a born-and-raised Yankee (Pittsburgh), I didn’t have a clue how to write […]

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Creative Visualization with the Dream Manifestation Wizard

Creative Visualization: Achieve Your Writing Goals with the Dream Manifestation Wizard If you sit at a computer all day, you’ll love this motivational software product, called “The Dream Manifestation Wizard.” If you understand (or at least, accept) that pictures and words exert a tremendous power on the subconscious mind, then you’ll understand why the Dream […]

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National Novel Writing Month Starts Today

National Novel Writing Month Starts Today Want to write a novel?  You’re in good company!  Thousands of writers around the world are gearing up to write 1 whole bonafide novel over the next 30 days as they participate in National Novel Writing Month – which we writers call NaNoWriMo. (Note:  If the links on this […]

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8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques

  8 Urban Myths to Squelch During Story Critiques Part 6 in the 6-part series:  How to Get the Most from Story Critiques One of the toughest lessons you will ever learn as an aspiring author is how to recognize personal prejudice  or worse, “Urban Myths,” during a story critique. Not all story critics are […]

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Story Critiques: 9 Point Checklist for Book Manuscripts

  Story Critiques:  9 Point Checklist for Book Manuscripts Part 5 in the 6-part series:  How to Get the Most from Story Critiques Reading the full-length manuscript of a writing peer is a labor of love. Like any labor, a 400+ page story critique can become tedious work. In a time crunch, you may be […]

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