Tag: author craft

Five editing tips to save a sinking story

Editing advice is depressingly easy to come by, especially when our work in progress is circling the drain. That’s when the armchair editors come out to play, usually with a sympathetic shrug and sad eyes. Then they gingerly toe our story as if it were a roadkill raccoon. Once we get past the impulse to…
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The Weekend Writer

Unfortunately, the income of most authors is not enough to sustain a mouse, much less a modern household in a large urban city. Without a doubt, this is the most common reason for the rise of the weekend warrior writer, who toils for pay five days a week and pounds on the keyboard during weekend…
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Why We Judge Books By Their Covers

We’ve all heard the old adage don’t judge a book by its cover, but most often that is precisely what we do with actual books. Today I’m going to be talking about why book covers are so important when it comes to choosing your next read, or if you’re an author, selling your next book.…
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