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Why You Should Create Characters You Hate

Is there someone in your life you absolutely cannot stand? Same. It’s tough to deal with, but it’s part of life. Which means you can’t keep writing stories filled with characters you love to love. 469 more words

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Book Review Writing 101 (aka, How to Not Be a Fuck-up)

As an indie author, one of my most time consuming activities when trying to avoid writing is reading reviews for books I’ll never read. This might seem like a futile activity, but I like to think it gives me an idea of what readers are looking for, it allows me to avoid… 1,032 more words

They'll make or break you... #SensualSunday (@AuthorMoira)

Moira here welcoming you back to another #SensualSunday. This week’s topic is much more lighthearted than many I’ve posted to date. Today I’m talking about a couple problems all author’s run into now and again. 816 more words

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A little hint on verbs.

A common problem in writing is that pesky verb shift: when you begin to write in present tense then switch to past without even noticing. If you have this problem, take into consideration these tips: 232 more words


It’s always interesting to hear about something we aren’t yet aware of. Be it a secret of a close friend, a new discovery, or even just something that happened to the neighbours last week. 246 more words

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I am a fan of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Nothing delights so much as Ramsay going around saying “oh my god” and “oh dear oh dear” as things of import and doom happen around him in these failing restaurants. 422 more words


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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career: The Wisdom of Book View Café, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford, is a humorous how-not-to-do-it writing advice and professional behaviour guide, free for a limited time courtesy of the Book View Café established author re-publishing consortium. 185 more words

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