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Posts Tagged "Publishing"

From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!

Had to borrow this link to a fantastic article for all you indie-authors out there. Some first class advice here.

From the Write Angle: Self-publishing? Use the right tools!:

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Rules of Writing Part 1: How to Write Prolifically

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Blog | 3 comments

So far in my brand spanking new blog I’ve made several posts about my new novel and one observation. None of that is too constructive so I figure it’s about time for something useful.

So to start is my new series on the Rules of Writing. Over the years I’ve built up some ideas and tips and experience which I want to add to what’s already out there. I know there are plenty of guides on becoming a better writer, but each guide has something different to offer or a different slant on a concept, so hopefully you’ll find a few useful things in my series you can implement in your own writing.

So, without further preamble, onto Simon Stone’s Rules of Writing: How to Write Prolifically.

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When is my novel ready?

»Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

(This post actually started as a reply to another post here: http://darkewhispers.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-good-review-of-bad-book-can-hurt.html  but became so long I figured it’s better off in its own little corner of the cybersphere.)

What makes someone a writer? In my opinion not all that much. Cobble a few words together, have the desire, do it because you love it, and hey presto, a writer is born.

But does that mean you should then give your story a quick once-over, checking for any obvious issues, give it a rudimentary cover, and send it out into the world? From what I’ve seen so far (to my dismay but not surprise), there’s a lot…

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