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5 Tips for Getting Unstuck in Our Story 27 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I was stuck in my latest work-in-progress (WIP). One scene wasn’t progressing because I couldn’t figure out why my character was doing what he was doing. I just knew that he was...

Story Tropes: Should We Avoid Them? 22 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

Several months ago, I saw a fascinating Storify by Carina Press editor Angela James. I meant to do a post about the issue she brought up, but I often have more blog post ideas than time. With my recen...

Calling All Pantsers! 20 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

I’m afraid I don’t have much of a post here today, but I have a good excuse—with news to help writers. *smile* First, I have a guest post over at Paranormal Unbound, where Angela Quarles and I discus...

Google’s Fickleness: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 15 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

If one thing is constant with Google, it’s that they always change. Over the past couple of years, they phased out most of Google Friend Connect and stopped supporting Feedburner. However, I realized ...

Do You Know Your Story’s Subtext? 13 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

Last week we discussed the messages and meanings hidden within genre stories. Sometimes we, as writers, might not be aware of all the impressions readers take away from our writing. The messages read...

Are Genre Stories More Stupid? 8 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a genre girl. I prefer genre stories (of almost any genre) over most literary fiction. Ditto for movies. Give me an action, sci-fi, comic book, or adventure stor...

When Should We Start Building Our Platform? 6 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

In my post about book pirates and plagiarism, I mentioned that book bloggers and reviewers are now more wary of debut authors, especially those who are self-published. I don’t blame them. Some people...

Book Series: Should We Include a Teaser Excerpt? 1 Aug 2013 | 08:30 pm

Yesterday, Kristen Lamb ran an encore of one of my posts from last year on her blog. We both liked that post because it discusses the importance of leaving the reader room to use their imagination. I...

The New Face of Book Pirates: Plagiarists 30 Jul 2013 | 08:30 pm

Surprisingly, many authors haven’t bothered worrying about book pirates. They figured a few copies going to readers who never would have paid for them anyway didn’t matter. Heck, some authors even th...

A Prologue Will Help Our Story When… 25 Jul 2013 | 08:30 pm

Last time we touched on beat sheets because of a guest post I wrote for one of my Blogiversary winners. Today we’re going to talk about a subject that came up with one of my other Blogiversary winners...

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