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Book Cover: Selecting The Right Cover Design

The story behind my book titles and the cover photo, I’d like to tell you about.

As you know, the key to getting your book read or even picked up to thumb though is having a captivating cover. 578 more words

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So You Want To Be A Writer

“So You Want To Be A Writer“

Written by Charles Bukowski

Post Sunday 12th October 2014

Created by Jennifer Kiley

So You Want To Be A Writer… 342 more words


think before you... well, anything really

I updated the Beginner’s Guide, as I’m sure you know already. In the newest day of class, I discussed back-stories and habits. Those are both important things, just like everything else I’m going to talk about in the future of the Beginner’s Guide, but I also feel that, beyond all other aspects of writing, there is one thing that is  1,160 more words


My Submission Sabatical

Last spring I hit a critical point in my submissions process–the point where I was extremely discouraged. Each new rejection was a knife in the gut and brought on a bought of despondency. 349 more words

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Writing in my mind

When people think of writing, they think of writing on a piece of paper, on a computer. But at least for me, ideas, stories, characters, structure — they’re all considered, sifted in my mind even before my fingers ever touch a keyboard or a pen. 279 more words


Sabotage! 7 Ways to Deal with Writing Saboteurs

I don’t have any saboteurs of my writing at the moment–and it occurred to me, that’s just the time to write this post! Because I have had writing saboteurs in the past and human nature being what it is, I’m sure to have them in the future. 1,211 more words

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Fact Stranger than Fiction? Maybe

My son in Bellevue, Washington frequently e-mails articles or links to articles to me. He’s a computer engineer and I have a science background so scientific and technical topics are favourites. 768 more words
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