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Flog a BookBubber 107: D.V. Berkon

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...

Flogometer 1033 for Tara—are you compelled to turn the page?

Submissions sought.Get fresh eyes on your opening page. Submission directions below. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels me to turn to the next page? Caveat: Please keep in mind that this is entirely subjective. Note:...

Flog a BookBubber 106: L.D. Beyer

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...

If you like Scrabble, wait 'til you see FlipIt

I have no submissions for flogging, and the BookBub offers were generally unappealing, so I thought I'd give you a look at another aspect of my creative output. You'll soon be seeing here an announcement of a Kickstarter campaign to...

Flogometer 1032 for Jared—are you compelled to turn the page?

Submissions sought.Get fresh eyes on your opening page. Submission directions below. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels me to turn to the next page? Caveat: Please keep in mind that this is entirely subjective. Note:...

A new journey ahead

On this day honoring a bigtime traveler I'll be heading home from Edmonds, WA after doing a workshop at the Write on the Sound Writers' Conference. Had a bright, fun class and a great time. I also went to other...

Workshopping

I'm traveling today to the Puget Sound area to teach a workshop at the Write on the Sound conference in Edmonds, WA. It's one of my favorite conferences, small and intimate. The workshop is the killer first page session, also...

Flog a BookBubber 106: Mike McCrary

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...

I just can't do it today

Once again I'm sickened by massive gun violence, and today I can't bring myself to just do the normal thing. It seems so inadequate and lightweight in comparison to the tragedy that has struck so many innocent people in Las...

Flog a BookBubber 105: Theresa Kay

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...

Word counts for manuscripts

You may already have this information, but it bears repeating. Reedsy has compiled an article on the word counts for various forms of fiction. More than that, they explain how various word counts work in the publishing and agenting world....

New feedback on The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles from BookLife critic

I entered VKC in the BookLife prize. While I don’t really expect to win, I wanted to see what an objective editor thought of it. As it turns out, my favorite cat did pretty well. Here are assessments from the...

Flog a BookBubber 104: Resa Nelson

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...

21 self-editing tips

I understand why so many writers don’t hire an editor such as me—money. Me, too, though I have paid a copyeditor for going through a couple of my novels. But funds-challenged writers still have to self-edit their fiction. I came...

Flog a BookBubber 103: A.C. Fuller

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...

Flog a BookBubber 102: Patricia Lewin

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...

Watching out for “filters”

One of the things that triggers a “not good” signal when I edit a novel is the presence of what are called filters. In Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling, I identify two kinds of filters: action filters and body-part...

Flog a BookBubber 101: Valerie Wilcox

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...

Flog a BookBubber 100: Anne Baines

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...

Flogometer 1031 for Leila—are you compelled to turn the page?

Submissions sought.Get fresh eyes on your opening page. Submission directions below. The Flogometer challenge: can you craft a first page that compels me to turn to the next page? Caveat: Please keep in mind that this is entirely subjective. Note:...

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