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How To Find And Work With A Book Cover Designer

Let's face it, people do judge a book by its cover. You want the best possible cover for your book. And if you're self-publishing, you do have to go through this process, because designing your own book cover is a bit of a no-no unless you have some book design chops, which let's face it, […]

For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels

Readers and writers of romance novels share the positive impact the books and the romance community have had in their lives. The post For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels appeared first on

How Upcoming Facebook Updates Will Impact Authors

Upcoming Facebook updates will begin reducing the visibility of posts by publishers in order to prioritize social interaction. Learn what you can do to maintain the interaction of your Facebook audience. The post How Upcoming Facebook Updates Will Impact Authors appeared first on

Why I Write Poetry: Carol Carpenter

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Carol Carpenter, who shares...Show More Summary

10 African American Authors to Read This Month

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With Black History Month here, the best thing you can do is read a bunch of African American authors and invite every reader you know to do the same. Column by Gabino Iglesias Header via February is African American History month and the month when we celebrate Women in Horror. Show More Summary

Writer’s Digest and Script Mag Are Joining Forces

We're thrilled to announce that Script Magazine and the Writers Store will be joining Writer's Digest on an all-new, fully redesigned website at in 2018.  The post Writer’s Digest and Script Mag Are Joining Forces appeared first on

Belated Blume Day

Take one of these Judy Blume book titles, fill in the blanks, and use it as the premise for a short story or scene. It does not need to be relate to the original story in any way. The post Belated Blume Day appeared first on

Erica Spindler, Storyteller Extraordinaire!

I’m thrilled to have my friend and amazing suspense author Erica Spindler back to Murder She Writes. Enjoy! And while you’re enjoying her blog, check out her latest book FALLEN FIVE. A Good Gumbo The first time I heard of … Read mor...

Shakespeare in Space – with Lasers!

I recently stumbled onto an online discussion about animated films, where somebody referred to The Lion King as having been inspired by Shakespeare’s classic play Hamlet. That was news to me, and it made me think about other films that I had belatedly learned were inspired by Shakespeare plays, such as 10 Things I Hate […]

Forget the Love Poems This Valentine's Day, But Fall in Love With Poetry

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Poetry is more than the cheesy words written on Valentine's Day cards. Learn to love poetry even if you're not a poet. Column by Justin Hunter Valentine's Day is upon us, and with it—for those of us with kids, at least—comes the inundation...Show More Summary

'Veronica Mars' Should Continue…In Book Form

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Sure, we’d all love another movie. But where the once-teen detective really shines these days is on the page. Column by Meredith Borders Last month, Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas did their semi-annual rounds,...Show More Summary

How to Write an Effective Hook (Plus: PITCH SHARE)

Please welcome literary agent with Trident Media Group Mark Gottlieb to WU today, speaking about something most writers need to understand: How to write (and even verbally deliver) an effective hook. More about Mark from his bio: Mark attended Emerson College and was President of its Publishing Club, establishing the Wilde Press. After graduating with a […]

What’s Your Ideal Writing Life?

Every writer needs support and encouragement. Lynn Dickinson's advice will support and assist you in creating a powerful and useful writing tool – an effective Vision of your Ideal Writing Life. The post What’s Your Ideal Writing Life? appeared first on

How To Write Emotion And Depth Of Character With Becca Puglisi

Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said and did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” This is true whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and in today's show, I talk about how to write emotion with Becca Puglisi.  In the introduction, I talk about KDP Print proof and author copies […]

How Memory Loss Builds Suspense in The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 foray into Arthurian-inspired fantasy, is not the first book you would think of as a suspenseful novel. But Jane K. Cleland's principles of building suspense with memory...Show More Summary

Take Five: Jan O’Hara and Cold and Hottie

Today we have the distinction of welcoming resident wise (and witty) woman Jan O’Hara. Together we celebrate the release of her latest novel, Cold and Hottie, which was made available for your reading pleasure February 6, 2018. Thanks for joining us today, Jan! A former family physician and academic, Jan O’Hara left the world of medicine […]

Bette Lee Crosby: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Series

Are you considering writing a series? Here, Bette Lee Crosby offers some of the benefits and challenges of composing more than one novel in the same universe. The post Bette Lee Crosby: The Pros & Cons of Writing a Series appeared first on

The New Face of Vanity Anthologies: Z Publishing House and Appelley Publishing

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Like everything else, the schemes and scams that prey on writers have changed over time. Literary agent scams, for example--including fee-charging and kickback referral schemes--used to be...Show More Summary

The 12 Steps for Struggling Writers

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If these steps can help alcoholics stay sober, maybe they can also help struggling writers. Column by Christoph Paul 1) We admitted we are powerless over the literary marketplace—that our writing life has become unmanageable. When you...Show More Summary

Flog a BookBubber 127: Erik Carter

Writers, send your prologue/first chapter to FtQ for a “flogging” critique. Email as an attachment. Many of the folks who utilize BookBub are self-published, and because we hear over and over the need for self-published authors to have their work...

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