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The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs by Nate HoffelderAuthors don't need just one or two online bios, says Nate Hoffelder. We need at least six.

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Margarida Brei Wins Flash Fiction ChallengeMargarida Brei is the Readers' Choice in this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today.

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Take Five: Desmond Hall and Your Corner DarkGood morning, WU Tribe, please welcome new WU contributor Desmond Hall! He's taken the time to answer a few questions about his forthcoming novel, Your Corner Dark, releasing January 19th.

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Freelance Fight Goes National: Must-Know Info on The ABC TestDo you know your ABCs? As a writer, you probably think you do. But if you're an American freelance writer, the ABC Test is something else altogether.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Academy All StarsSign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: / Here's the BXP2020 Word Bank: / Support us on Patreon and join our exclusive Facebook Group: Back to Reality is now available on Audible!

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Old DogCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Stalker and TargetSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

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7 Pearls Of Writing Wisdom From Susan SontagAfter Susan’s death, a series of her personal journals were released. She had spent an entire lifetime contemplating the importance of writing in relation to her life experiences and the experiences of others.

Writers Write Shared .

How to Line EditBLM petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : - PRISM international : - video reading: and Jane in the Garden of Eden - The Puritan: Me Under Till I See the Light - The New Quarterly: Animal - Room: WRITING TIPS: VLOGS: CHATS...

Shaelin Writes Shared .

Watch out for these publishing scamsThis week! Books! Well. It was a week. How are we doing out there? Publishing scams are pretty much as old as publishing, and theyre proliferating in our digital and gullible age.

Nathan Bransford Shared .

How to Write Natural Dialogue in 11 Steps!Learn how to write dialogue that captivates readers. Discover 11 key rules for writing.

Reedsy Shared .

How To Write a Screenplay: The 5 Step ProcessHave you ever fantasized about writing a Hollywood movie? Or create the next great TV series?

The Write Practice Shared .

Stories, Short and NotIt's always been interesting to me that late and early in each year, several news items we touch on at Publishing Perspectives have to do with short stories.

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Kindle Unlimited FridayKindle Unlimited Fridays lists books available for free to #KindleUnlimited members. @KindleUnlimited #amreading #ebooks.

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How To Punctuate Dialogue: 11 Rules To Write It Like A ProWriting a good story is hard enough without having to worry about your dialogue punctuation.

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I'm In It For the LoveJenny Hansen shares 6 inspiring reasons why she's stayed involved with Writers In the Storm for more than a decade.

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Does printing out help with editing?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

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Ep. 218: Ricardo Fayet on Finding the Perfect EditorRicardo Fayet is one of the four founders of.

How Do You Write Shared .

SPS-261: How to Turn Your Book into a Hallmark MovieEx-attorney Barbara Hinske on how she came to writing for a living and the process of seeing her book transformed into a movie.

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5 Tips For Marketing Your Book In Multiple LanguagesIf you want to sell translations of your book across the world, read this post.

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Emily Schultz, author of 'Little Threats'Emily Schultz new novel, 'Little Threats', follows twin sisters in the 1990s, in an age of rebellion, when a night of partying goes very wrong, and one of them ends up under suspicion for murder...

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Reversals and Pinch PointsReversals and Pinch Points are essential aspects of building tension in any reading experience. They are especially prevalent / useful in Act 2 and Act 3.

Alexa Donne Shared .

WRITER 378: Jodi Picoult's 'The Book of Two Ways'This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult.

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How to Market an Ebook on a $10 BudgetIf you're looking for actionable steps on how to do this without spending a fortune, enjoy these 9 tips on how to market an ebook on a $10 budget.

Reedsy Shared .

Don't neglect the broader settingIf you'd like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in our discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this area!

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Wanna Start Freelance Writing? Here's The Early 2021 Opportunity You Cannot Afford To Miss!New for 2021*: How to Make $1,000 Freelance Writing in 45 Days: the free masterclass linked below , you'll learn about each of the steps for getting started freelance writing in 2021 even more in-depth!

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EBook Deals January 14-2099cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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7 Sneaky Ways to Spotlight Story WisdomSince influence is one of the great privileges of being a published author, and your work will be quoted anyway, it follows that writing so that those truths can be found and easily plucked can lead more people to your story and deepen their connection to it.

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Critiques 4 U!Before we get to todays critique contest, Id like to take a minute to share the beauty of the world we live in.

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More figurative language from Maggie O'FarrellI like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of images from Maggie O'Farrell....

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10 Things Every Caregiver Wishes You KnewKobo Google Play iBooks: The Book Depository Indigo IndieBound: the first 3 chapters.

Writing with Jenna Moreci Shared .

How to Write a Contained ThrillerStruggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

Tyler Mowery Shared .

How to Write a Book That's Based on a True StoryI know this because I, too, have failed at telling what seems to be the “perfect” true story.

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Which "Passage" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

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Writing in Wild TimesI wanted to know and I didn’t want to know. The workspace with its clearly defined project, its tight deadline and its isolation from the outside world became something akin to the cave of a hibernating creature in winter, except that instead of sleeping I was immersed in the world of the book, wrestling with the dilemmas of my characters,...

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Narrowing Focus, Doing Less, and Making MoreIt is not too late to join Bryan's 5 Day Amazon Ad Challenge or Claire's Indie Author Alignment Workshop.

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Why Hitting Your Deadline Matters and How To Do ItFor the first time in about eight years, I'm drafting a novel on a publisher's deadline.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

What does 'percipience' mean?Increase your vocabulary and you'll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week.

Publication Coach Shared .

200+ Ways to Say "Smart": A Word List for WritersAre you aggravated by too many occurrences of "smart" in your writing? Check out these ways to replace it.

Kathy Steinemann Shared .

People Watching During a PandemicThe New Normal that the pandemic has cause doesn't have to cripple your creativity. Inspiration can still be found, it's the focus that's changed.

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Oi Writers, This Is Not A 'Real' Publishing DealThen check out this article for B2W's top tips on what to avoid when making submissions.

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Self-Publishing: One Writer's 3 Phases to Hit the Best-Seller ListCheck out this author's three-phases to reach the top.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Do I Need a Book Proposal?Book proposals! Who needs them, and when? You need to prepare a book proposal if you're pursuing traditional publishing and you're writing NON-FICTION.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

State of the Industry with Craig Martell"There's never been a better time to be an indie author," Craig Martell says on this episode of the Story Studio Podcast.

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5 Quick Fixes For A Lagging SceneAre your scenes failing to light up the page? In this post, we give you five quick fixes for a lagging scene - with an example.

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How to Find a Great ProofreaderWhat's the difference between a proofreader and a copy-editor? Which one do you need? Find out in this article.

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8 of Your Burning Questions About Freelance Writing Pitches — AnsweredFrom crafting subject lines to perfecting your timing, we've got answers to eight of your most pressing questions about freelance writing pitches.

The Write Life Shared .

I Want To Say Something, But I Don't Know WhatI'm a writer and with everything going on, with the Capitol Siege and Stupid Coup and all of it, I want to give voice to it, I want to write about it, to make sense of it, but I have no sense of it.

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2020's Best Book Covers: 45 Designs to Feast Your Eyes OnTo cap this eventful year, we've put together a list of the best book covers of 2020.

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20 Royalty-Free Stock Image Sites to Source a Book Cover PictureLooking for the best places to find book cover pictures that won't break the bank?

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What is a Tragic Hero?In this post, we'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this literary archetype: from its ancient origins, to the characteristics of a tragic hero, to examples of heroes and heroines from literature.

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Writing with Self-DoubtSecond scenario: you don’t know if what you’re writing is any good. You don’t know if you’re on the right track.

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Winning Book Proposals Need These 3 ThingsWhen someone's reviewing a stack of proposals-whether that's a literal stack on their desk or a list of virtual files on a computer-you want yours to stand out.

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How I Write BooksToday I'm sharing my process, from the inception of the idea to the completion of the first draft.

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Writing Better DialogueHave you ever read a book or watched a movie where the dialogue has been so beautifully written that you are in that moment, experiencing the character's emotions and hanging on to their every word?

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How to write around the planning fallacyDo you routinely take way longer than you thought possible to finish your writing work?

Publication Coach Shared .

You ARE A Writer with Sarah LeipcigerOVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. It's episode 144 with Canadian novelist Sarah Leipciger talking about her latest book 'Coming Up For Air'.

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The 7 Principles Of Strong DialogueWriters often struggle to feel comfortable writing dialogue. In this post, we look at the seven principles of strong dialogue.

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How to be More Productive as a WriterWhat is the best productivity app? We tried them out for you and made a list of our favorite apps guaranteed to help you increase your productivity.

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WRITER 377: Meet Ceridwen Dovey, author of 'Life After Truth'.Discover tips on how to share your writing for the first time. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'The Werewolves Who Weren't' by T.C. Shelley to give away.

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

How To Write A Fiction Book ProposalThis is what you may submit to your editor for an option, for example, or in some cases your agent may want you to submit on proposal.

Alexa Donne Shared .

Action, then reactionIt feels a bit strange posting writing advice into the void given the events of the past week, but since many of you are likely channeling your emotions into writing these days, I wanted to write a quick tip about action.

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Dialogue Examples: 15 Great Passages of Dialogue, AnalyzedWant to see what great dialogue looks like on the page? Here are 15 juicy examples to sink your teeth into — plus why we think they work so well.

Reedsy Shared .

How to Start a Writing Career: 7 Bright IdeasRead 7 tips to start building a meaningful and rewarding writing life.

Now Novel Shared .

In Memory of LouA short tribute to Lou Silvestri, 90-year-old writer and friend of Indies Unlimited. #inmemory.

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Indie Author Len Joy On Publishing Later In LifeLen Joy, author of Everyone Dies Famous, talks about delaying the publishing journey until arriving in his 60s, after being dissuaded in his teens.

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Book Promotion is a Marathon Not a SprintMy publisher told me that sales numbers the week of publication will make or break my book’s future. Let’s hurry and make sure as much news as possible goes live that week!

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Break Into B2B Marketing Writing and Ditch the Content MillsHere's a bit of background information about B2B writing and what it takes to be successful in this lucrative writing field.

The Write Life Shared .

S3 E11: Claribel and Kat and Words MatterClaribel and Kat discuss some current events and how they're coping. As well as how powerful words can be, and how important it is for us to take responsibility for them.

Write Or Die Podcast Shared .

3 bad writing habitsI scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about bad writing habits...

Publication Coach Shared .

The Value of Writing Young Adult LiteratureEllen Buikema offers seven "rules of the YA road" and examples of YA fiction in nine different genres.

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4 Controversial Writing 'Debates' To Avoid This YearWriting debates online can be great for writers... or they can show we DON'T know what we're talking about.

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It's Never Too Late. How To Achieve Your Goals At Any Age With Kate ChampionIf you feel like it's too late to achieve your goals — whether that's because of your age or your fear of technology or you're late to the indie author world — or anything else, today's interview with Kate Champion will help you reboot your mindset for the year ahead.

The Creative Penn Shared .

EP299: Michele CampbellInternational bestselling author Michele Campbell's new novel The Wife Who Knew Too Much combines thrills and glamour.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

8 Ways to Improve Your Sensory DetailSensory detail is how authors bring their stories to life, but it can be an intimidating skill to master.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

16.02: Publishers Are Not Your FriendsYour Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Howard, and Brandon It sounds like a mean thing to say, but it's not a wrong thing to say.

Writing Excuses Shared .

Publishing Scammers to Watch Out for in the New YearUnless you're a former First Lady, a Rolling Stone, or Bigfoot, you're not going to get an advance of millions.

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Lizzy Loomis Wins Flash Fiction ChallengeLizzy Loomis is the Readers' Choice in this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today.

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How to Write a Freelance Proposal: 8 Expert Tips to Get ClientsThat’s fear trying to hold you back. Try it this way: What if you learn how to write a freelance proposal that knocks their socks off?

Make A Living Writing Shared .

ProWritingAid Editing Tool for WindowsHow to use ProWritingAid's Desktop App for Windows, with guides to editing Word and Scrivener docs, changing your app settings and using the reports.

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How to Write from a Child's PerspectiveUse these six tips to help you write a convincing child's voice.

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: PassageCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Protagonist and CrushSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

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How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, January 2021Each month, we'll feature two ProWritingAid users. Read about their writing processes here.

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2020 Writing Wrap-Up + 2021 Goals!What I Learned About Writing in 2020: Writing Wrap-Up + 2020 Goals: Book I'm Writing: petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : - PRISM international : - video reading: and Jane in the Garden of Eden - The Puritan: Me Under...

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S&S cancels Josh Hawley's book dealThis week! Books! This week has been a heck of a decade. I dont really know what to say about the incredibly distressing events of this week that others havent said more forcefully and eloquently, so Im just going to move on to the books links.

Nathan Bransford Shared .

Story Arcs: Definitions and Examples of the 6 Shapes of StoriesResearchers have found six common story arcs in literature. In this article, see which arc fits your story best and how to use it in your writing.

The Write Practice Shared .

How do you get more cohesion in your writing?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

Publication Coach Shared .

How Much of Our Real Life Shows Up in Our Fiction?By Julie Glover When my husband read the first draft of the first novel I ever wrote, he asked about my protagonist, "Is this you?"

Writers In The Storm Shared .

Ep: 217: Show Me the Money, 2020 EditionEvery year, Rachael Herron talks you through what she made over the previous year and how she made it because she firmly believes there's not enough transparency in publishing.

How Do You Write Shared .

What Now, Storyteller?I had a much different post prepared and uploaded for today. But then, as they say, things happened.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Writing Goals: 7 Proven Ways to Move Up and Earn More in 2021Are you ready to CRUSH your freelance writing goals in 2021? Check out these resources to help you move up, earn more this year.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Author Platform in 2021Did you shudder when you read that? For some authors and creatives, the idea of building a platform to connect with an audience is daunting.

Create If Writing Shared .

SPS-260: Hindsight's 2020: the Self-Publishing Year in RecapMark and James take a look back at a year that presented the self-publishing community with some unique challenges.

The Self Publishing Show Shared .

The 10 Most Important Milestones For Freelance WritersHere's a look at the most important milestones for every freelance writer.

Writers Write Shared .

5 Ideas for Teaching Writing in Virtual LessonsWriting lessons for online learners are easy with these 5 simple tips. Find out how your students can develop their writing skills when you're teaching online.

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Rosie Nixon, author of 'Just Between Friends'Rosie Nixon is busy. She is the Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! Magazine, she's worked as a journalist for many years, she's a mum of two, and has just published her third novel, 'Just Between Friends'.

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Ep. 216: Heid E. Erdrich on Writing Poetry in the DarkThe author of seven collections of poetry. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, and First People's Fund, and she has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry.

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WRITER 376: Sonya Bates's 'Inheritance of Secrets'This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates.

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

21 Top Children's Book PublishersAfter all the work you've done on your new children's book, you'd like to publish it.

Authority Self-Publishing Shared .

EBook Deals January 7-1399cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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The figurative language of Yaa GyasiI like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of metaphors from novelist Yaa Gyasi&.

Publication Coach Shared .

Why Writers Should Take More Risks This Year ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERSTo succeed in your writing career, you must take risks. Find out the benefits of being a risk-taker, and how to take smart risks as a writer.

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What Writers Can Learn From The MandalorianEverybody loves this show, but why does it work?

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How to Use ProWritingAid with Microsoft OfficeWith ProWritingAid's Microsoft Office Add-In, you can edit where you write. In this article, we teach you how to get started using this powerful tool.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's Summary ReportProWritingAid's Goals feature tells you exactly what to work on in your document. Learn how to use the Goals feature in this article.

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Powerful Tactics for Creating Attention-Grabbing AdsThe right ad can skyrocket your sales. Use these five simple and actionable tips to make your adverts more compelling and effective.

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The Secret To Being Motivated to Write Your BookThe first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership.

Writing with Jenna Moreci Shared .

Why I Hate B-PlotsStruggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

Tyler Mowery Shared .

5 Reasons You Should Aim for 100 Literary Rejection Letters in 2021Getting literary rejection letters is a dreaded experience. This year, consider five reasons why they could actually be good for your writing.

The Write Practice Shared .

Which "Hazmat" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

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New Year, New Challenges, and New CategoriesHappy New Year from the Sell More Books Show Team! We are hoping to have a great year of shows and are so happy to kick it off 2021 with the 353rd episode.

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How To Grow Into The Writer You Want To BeQuick note: If you’ve purchased. Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel, we want to send you a present!

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The Real vs. the UnrealHave you heard?  Rabbits can speak English!  So, by the way, can cats, dogs, foxes, horses, pigs, lions, tigers, snakes, penguins, spiders and more. That’s not the only strange thing. Nosy septuagenarian ladies living in tiny English villages can solve murders that baffle the police. Little clones of Hitler have been raised in...

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Huge List of Literary Journals: Support During a PandemicToday’s guest post by Norman Cristofoli offers a free spreadsheet containing more than 1000 sites to which writers can submit prose and poetry.

Kathy Steinemann Shared .

What does the word 'tantara' mean?Increase your vocabulary and you'll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week.

Publication Coach Shared .

How to Build Relationships with Agents and Producers OnlineCreating relationships with agents and producers online is a GREAT first step in your writing career.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

A Different Approach for Writing Success This YearJanice Hardy shares six ways to finish projects and achieve writing success without flogging yourself with unreasonable self-imposed deadlines.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

The Definitive Guide to Setting Your Freelance Writing RatesHere's the definitive guide to help you move up and earn more.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Will an Agent Be Interested in My Self-Published Book?So you have an indie-published book and you're thinking about pursuing traditional publishing? That's fantastic.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

State of the Industry with Erin Wright on AppleErin Wright is a contemporary western romance author who also runs the fantastic online / Facebook Group called Wide For The Win.

The Story Studio Shared .

How To Make The First Time We Meet A Character EpicIn this post, we tell you how to do it - with examples.

Writers Write Shared .

Should You Look for Work on Upwork as a Freelance Writer?The answer is yes and no, and we explain why.

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8 Self-Publishing Success Stories Every Author Should KnowGone are the days when self-publishing was regarded with skepticism — now that the world of books is abounding with self-publishing success stories, there is no longer any doubt that indie authors are just as able to make a splash with their books as traditionally published ones.

Reedsy Shared .

6 Money Habits Freelance Writers Should Adopt This YearWant to stay on top of your business finances? These tips will help you stay organized and better track your expenses, profit and progress.

The Write Life Shared .

A New Novel Format: the Netflix Finite SeriesA new novel format is coming into vogue, with plotlines similar to those of Netflix 8-episode series.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

2021: Rethinking Resolutions and Habits as WritersPlease welcome Sarah Penner to Writer Unboxed as our newest regular contributor! Sarah's debut, THE LOST APOTHECARY, releases on March 2nd.

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Introducing Unique Story Elements without Confusing ReadersStory openings can be difficult as authors struggle to introduce the protagonist, show them in their everyday world, hint at what's missing, and begin the vital process of building empathy.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

Why I don't make New Year's resolutionsIf you do, odds are high that you've already failed to keep them because today is and Why I don't make New Year's resolutions Read More.

Publication Coach Shared .

Angela's Tips for a Happier Writing LifeWell folks, we made it: 2021. And while nothings really changed, I think we all feel a weight has lifted.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

Ed Cooke Wins Flash Fiction ChallengeA hearty congrats to the winner of this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

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10 Writing Errors Even Native Speakers MakeJennifer Frost writes: GrammarChecks latest infographic showcases 10 writing errors only grammar gurus and those with an above average IQ can spot.

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Webinar: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&AJoin us for our free ProWritingAid webinar to find out how Lulu can help you self-publish your book.

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7 Ways to Breathe Life into a Tired Writing TopicFed up with writing boring blog content every week? We share 7 creative ways to get excited about content writing again.

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WRITER 003: Interview with Dr Anita Heiss, author of 'Tiddas'Is cursive becoming a lost art?, feel happier writing with Evernote, more versions of the C-word get added to the Oxford Dictionary, the book 'Authorpreneurship: The Business of Creativity' by Hazel Edwards, inspirational blogging quotes, interview with author of 'Tiddas' Dr. Anita Heiss, we ask you what is your word crush and much more!

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

How to set meaningful goalsHello! Hi! Its not 2020 anymore! I hope you had a safe and restful holiday season and that youre ready to approach 2021 with vigor and creativity.

Nathan Bransford Shared .

Why and How to Pay Estimated Taxes: An Explainer for Freelance WritersWhen are estimated taxes due? How do you pay them? This post answers all your questions about estimated quarterly taxes.

The Write Life Shared .

Creative Writing 101You love to write and have been told you have a way with words. So you've decided to give writing a try—creative writing.

Jerry Jenkins Proven Writing Tips Shared .

4 Key Problems That Cause Writing AnxietyWriting anxiety can sneak up on storytellers in the most unwelcomed ways. Here's advice on how to overcome it so you can finish your story.

The Write Practice Shared .

The Gift of CritiqueWhile the 2020 holidays are behind us, the season of giving doesn't have to be.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular GenresAmong these 35 popular book genres, there's bound to be one that fits your book like a glove — so let's find it!

Reedsy Shared .

Ep. 530: 7 Writing Lessons Learned in 2020Seven writing lessons to inspire, ground, and encourage you in moving forward into the wide new frontier of 2021.

Helping Writers Become Authors Shared .

Writing Goal for 2021: Let Go to Love MoreWriters are masters of hunting down and purging the extraneous from our novels. It hurts to "kill our darlings." But isn't that the perfect metaphor for our writing?

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5 Creative Ways to Help You Get WritingAnton Chekhov wrote: "My country house is full of people, they never leave me alone; if only they would go away I could be a good writer." I bet y...

Live Write Thrive Shared .

18 Experts Share Their Submissions Pet PeevesB2W rounded up literary agents, TV showrunners, script readers and book editors to share their submissions pet peeves.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

How To Be A Healthy Writer In 2021 With Dr Euan LawsonLet's make 2021 a healthy, creative year! In today's show, Dr. Euan Lawson talks about ways to improve your physical and mental health, and how it can impact your creativity in a positive way.

The Creative Penn Shared .

7 Writing Resolutions: Finish Your Story this YearMany parents had to adjust to working from home while also being co-educators. Younger and older writers alike grappled with social and other restrictions, difficult distances, and sadly, for many, heartbreaking loss.

Now Novel Shared .

Mr. Pish's Print Book PartyGot a print book available for fifteen bucks or less? List it here! #PrintBookBargains #GiftIdeas.

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EP029: Archive RerunIn this week's episode from the BXP Archives... Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC to produce a huge bestselling series of non-fiction diet and lifestyle books.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal: Sell Your Nonfiction Book Before You Write ItJoin us as we learn how to write an effective nonfiction book proposal with Book Proposal Coach, Jennie Nash.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Frame Stories: What They Are and How They WorkIn this article, we'll define frame stories, explore a few examples, then offer some tips on how to write your own.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

16.01: Your Career is Your BusinessYour Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, and Brandon Welcome to 2021, and Season 16 of Writing Excuses.

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10 Publishing Predictions for 2021 from Agent Laurie McLeanPublishing Predictions from Agent Laurie McLean's annual peek in her crystal ball. She sees lots of changes in 2021.

Anne R. Allen's Blog Shared .

Remote Writing Jobs Forecast: 14 Experts' Predictions for 2021What's the future hold for remote writing jobs and freelance after the craziness of 2020?

Make A Living Writing Shared .

The Top 10 Writing Posts From December 2020In this post, we share the top 10 writing posts from December 2020.

Writers Write Shared .

How to Work With a Book Cover DesignerHow does an independent author produce a book cover design worthy of their great content?

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: HazmatCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

The 2021 Regifting Guide for WritersWarning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Host and GuestSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

The State of FREELANCE WRITING in 2021!New for 2021*: How to Make $1,000 Freelance Writing in 45 Days: the free masterclass linked below , you'll learn about each of the steps for getting started freelance writing in 2021 even more in-depth!

Jorden Makelle Shared .

How To Start Freelance Writing With No ExperienceNew for 2021*: How to Make $1,000 Freelance Writing in 45 Days: the free masterclass linked below , you'll learn about each of the steps for getting started freelance writing in 2021 even more in-depth!

Jorden Makelle Shared .

Successful Freelancing in 2021While 2020 may have been a time of waiting, 2021 is going to be a year of forward momentum.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

BOOK HAUL 2021 Fiction, Self-development, Poetry, and Writing!The Cafe on the Edge of the World Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle The Midnight Library The Humans The Poems of Emily Dickinson Story Genius Reasons to Stay Alive A Collection of Poems by Robert Frost The Invisible Life of Addie Larue: : These are affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission when you use my link.

Jorden Makelle Shared .

What I Learned About Writing in 2020!What I Learned About Writing in 2019: Every Day for a Month: on Finishing my First Draft: Selfishly: Writing Process: petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : - PRISM international : - video reading: and Jane in the Garden of...

Shaelin Writes Shared .

New Year Writing Prompts: Write a Series of New Year's Resolution DisastersLooking for some fun New Year writing prompts? Take this challenge to write a comedic scene like the famous leather pants scene in FRIENDS.

The Write Practice Shared .

Creative Business Goals For 2021 With Joanna PennI love the new year! As the calendar turns a new page, we get to start again.

The Creative Penn Shared .

SPS-259: How to Print Your Book All Over the WorldAfter finding that stories he was reading to his disabled daughter weren't uplifting enough, Jason Miletsky opted to write and self-publish his own children's books, thus triggering a career that combines writing and providing book printing and distribution services.

The Self Publishing Show Shared .

9 "Other" Jobs of a Full-Time WriterWriters aren't just writers. There are lots of roles that a freelancer needs to cover without writing a single word.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

WRITER 374: Tea Cooper's 'The Cartographer's Secret'This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring The Cartographer's Secret by Tea Cooper.

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

2021 Writer Goals00:00 Introduction 01:19 Draft Murder Turducken 02:36 Develop new YA thriller 04:00 Work on adult thrillers 05:39 Experiment with format 07:28 Video editing skills 08:05 Enjoy The Ivies release 09:05 Reading goal.

Alexa Donne Shared .

No Really, Limitless Is A Bonkers FranchiseGet CuriosityStream 40% off at ▶ ▶ boy, I sure do have a lot to say about the 2011 movie, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper.

Just Write Shared .

The Greatest Novel Revision Guide Bar None: Beyond the First Draft by Laurel YourkeThe foundation of Yourke's teachings are built upon thesaurus syndrome versus deep revision. I'm sad to admit it, but even I've fallen prey to thesaurus syndrome, which is altering individual words instead of revising deeply.

Shayla Raquel Shared .

EBook Deals December 3199cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

Indies Unlimited Shared .

10 Simple Writing Resolutions For 2021The less said about 2020 the better... Here's to 2021 and smashing our writing goals this year.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

What Gandhi Taught Me About Telling Stories that Mean SomethingSurprise! We weren't supposed to be back to regular programming here at WU until tomorrow, but then Kelsey Allagood sent this gem to us.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Creative Business Review Of 2020 And Lessons Learned From A Pandemic Year With Joanna PennEvery year, I set creative, financial and health goals and share them on the blog and the podcast.

The Creative Penn Shared .

"Best-Of" Part 4 EpisodeIt's here—our 4th annual Beautiful Writers Podcast "Best-Of" episode! Just in time to save your creativity in the New Year from all that binge-watching and doomscrolling.

Beautiful Writers Podcast Shared .

1 fiction interview of 2020: Charlotte Wood on 'The Natural Way of Things'Charlotte Wood is one of Australia's most loved writers. This interview is an in-depth exploration of her most famous work, The Natural Way of Things, which is on its way to becoming an international classic.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

2 fiction interview of 2020: Melissa Lucashenko on 'Too Much Lip'Melissa is a multi-award winning Goorie writer. Her novel Too Much Lip received the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

Freelance University: Is It Worth It?Considering a freelance writing career? Then you need to check out Freelance University!

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

3 fiction interview of 2020: Favel ParrettFavel Parrett has an extraordinary command of the literary form. Her first novel, Past the Shallows, received the Dobbie Literary Prize and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

Writing Goals: How to Set Meaningful Goals for 2021 That You Can Manage and AchieveBetter yet, how do you set writing goals you'll actually accomplish? Here's how to make the most of your goals.

The Write Practice Shared .

Writer Resolution 2021: How We Heal, How We GrowEvery year I like to do a writer's resolution. Something that's more for me than for you, but maybe also for you, should it apply.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

Which "Just a Few Lights" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Robert McCaw Shares the Importance of Good Editing for Self-PublishingToday's guest is Robert McCaw, author of the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery series, talks about the importance of good editing, cover design, and other elements of self-publishing correctly.

Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Shared .

Episode 352We have enjoyed this year of The Sell More Books Show and look forward to you joining us in 2021!

The Sell More Books Show Shared .

Twelve: Free PoetryDark poetry from the Phenomenal Womxn Annual Anthology. Proceeds from the anthology fund future womxn-centered activities.

Kathy Steinemann Shared .

3 Words To Help You Thrive in 20212020 probably didn't turn out like you thought it would. Here are three words Fae Rowen is focusing on to get the most from her writing in 2021.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

Writing Inspiration: Get Creative With These 7 Video TipsNeed some writing inspiration to help you get over the holiday hump? Check out these 7 tips to help you move up and earn more in 2021.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Do Debut Authors Have a Chance at Getting Published?New writers often worry that there's no place for them in publishing. I constantly hear writers calling it a catch-22.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

1 non-fiction interview of 2020: Carly FindlayIn 2020 Carly was awarded an Order of Australia for services to people with a disability, and in 2014 she was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

2 non-fiction interview of 2020: Bri LeeHer first book, Eggshell Skull, was published in 2018. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in non-fiction, winning the 2019 People's Choice Award, and also won the 2018 People's Choice at the Nib Awards for research in writing, and the 2019 ABIA for Biography of the Year.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

3 non-fiction interview of 2020: Hilary McPheeTo celebrate the end of 2020, we've re-released our highest rating non-fiction interviews of the year: #3 is Hilary McPhee.

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

The 7 BEST SELF-DEVELOPMENT BOOKS to Read In 2021I Will Teach You To Be Rich: : These book links are affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission when you use my link.

Jorden Makelle Shared .

How Much Do Authors Make? Figures + Tips to Earn More"is a major question for potential and current authors. Read on for specific figures on author earnings and tips to increase your author income!"

Reedsy Shared .

Google Docs Add-Ons For Writers: 8 You Need to Try TodayGoogle Docs is a popular product used by writers to create new work and manage projects.

The Write Life Shared .

The Core of StorytellingStruggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

Tyler Mowery Shared .

Learn by Writing; Learn by ListentingHow to avoid an internal editor and get words on the page - in response to a Faculty Voices video.

Walden University Writing Center Shared .

Top 5 Rules for Promoting Your Brand on Social MediaPost_contentA social media guru shares tips for getting your brand out there. #marketing #socialmedia #authorpromotion.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

No, You Don't Need a Website to Build a Freelance Writing Career — Here's WhyJumping into freelance writing? Building your own website might not be as necessary as you think.

The Write Life Shared .

25 Apps and Software for Serious WritersWant to make real progress with your book? Try these fantastic online solutions.

Shayla Raquel Shared .

The Emotion Thesaurus EXPANDED Edition is.99 CentsNo, your eyes are not deceiving you and from December 28th to the 31st, Amazon.com has chosen the Emotion Thesaurus Expanded 2nd edition as their BIG DEAL and you can grab the kindle version for less than a buck.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

EP298: Mark Victor HansenMark Victor Hansen is co-writer of Chicken Soup For The Soul, the mega-selling phenomenon that has sold over half a billion copies worldwide.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

EP297: Deep DiveLeslie O'Connor has worked extensively in corporate marketing, and she put those skills to use when relaunching Mitch Benn's Terra trilogy of books.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

Best and Worst Books of 2020The full review of How To Write A Damn Good Thriller: Introduction and Cat Break 01:18 Good Girls Guide to Murder 02:34 If You Tell 03:51 Mommie Dearest 05:08 When No One Is Watching 06:47 All Eyes On Her 08:29 It's Always the Husband 10:15 Trial By Fire 12:23 His and Hers 14:29 One By One 15:40 Megan Goldin 17:04 Thriller Honorable Mentions...

Alexa Donne Shared .

Eat Farts, 2020So, sometimes I do the year end recaps and year-ahead look-forwards as separate posts, and sometimes I do an even SEPARATER post about the pop culture stuff I enjoyed - But this year, I'm running them all through the blender and am just gonna dump the resultant blog smoothie onto your screen.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

Jeff Lindsay on the Dexter Finale and Return, Plus New Riley Wolfe SeriesJeff Lindsay - author of the Darkly Dreaming Dexter series, which was adapted for Showtime as the hit show Dexter - talks about the much-hated series finale, its return, and his new series featuring another anti-hero, Riley Wolfe.

Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Shared .

Utilize the Power of Breath Units to Write MasterfullyUtilize the Power of Breath Units to Write Masterfully explains what breath units are and why they matter so much in fiction writing.

Live Write Thrive Shared .

Finding Your Authentic Writer SelfTasha Seegmiller offers four direct questions to help you get to your Writer's Authentic Self.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

E-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2020This edition is for submissions during November, 2020.This month we received:32 covers in the Fiction category8 covers in the Nonfi.

The Book Designer Shared .

How to Create an Inclusive Workplace and Boost Your Company's Bottom LineWhen a company strives to create an inclusive workplace, it reaps rewards in creativity and innovation, improved employee performance, a strong company culture, and increased revenue.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

15.52: Economy of Phrase, Being the Concentrated Concatenation of Complex Thoughts in Just a Very Few Words Which Must Fit In A Very Very Small Box, WYour Hosts: Howard, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with special guest Patrick Rothfuss Did we have too much fun applying ironic humor to the title of this episode?

Writing Excuses Shared .

Bill Engleson Wins Flash Fiction ChallengeBill Engleson is the Readers' Choice in this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Writers: Farewell to 2020 and a Hopeful Welcome to 2021!Ruth Harris and Anne R. Allen wish you all a wonderful 2021, as Ruth looks back at the best posts of 2020.

Anne R. Allen's Blog Shared .

Make a Living Writing: Top 10 Must-Read Posts of 2020Want to learn how to move up, earn more, and make a living writing? Check out these top must-read posts from 2020 to get started.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Best Music for WritersDoes music help you write? If so, you'll dig this article. We'll cover classical music, songs that match your project, movie soundtracks, nostalgic hits, and more.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

How to Write Your Way to Persuasive LeadershipHow does the way you frame your communications affect your ability to lead? Find out in this article.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Just a Few LightsCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Christmas Writing Prompt: Write About This Elf on a Shelf Mystery!Check out this clever proposal about an Elf on the Shelf mystery!

The Write Practice Shared .

Merry Everything From the WITS TeamWriters In The Storm sends holiday cheer, good wishes, and a big hug to our readers.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

SPS-258: BookLabIt's the turn of science fiction author, Peter F. Smith, to get the famed BookLab treatment with expert feedback on his writing, blurb and cover.

The Self Publishing Show Shared .

Writing Experimental FictionThe Ultimate Guide to Tense and POV: Unconventional POVs: Test by Franny Choi: by Kelsey Robbins Lauder: Day and Night by Bae Suah: petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : - PRISM international : - video reading: and Jane in...

Shaelin Writes Shared .

EBook Deals December 24-3099cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Why Is Storytelling Important for Leaders?Heard that storytelling is an important leadership skill? Here's how to use it.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

On holiday!Despite the pandemic, I hope youre able to take some time off for yourself, even if youre unable to see many family members or friends.

Publication Coach Shared .

HOLIDAY UNBOXING! Unboxing your books and presents!Scribbler Box: Skylark's Secret: Laconic Clean Slate: Form and the Shatter King of Asphodels One for the Road Soulerano Pulse: Upper Limits: Unbreakable Rise Up Coffee.

Writing with Jenna Moreci Shared .

Julia Claiborne Johnson interviewThe 329th episode of the Reading and Writing podcast features an interview with Julia Claiborne Johnson , author of the new book BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME.

Reading And Writing Podcast Shared .

Where to Submit Children's Stories: 15 Magazines That PayYour children's and YA stories need a new home — somewhere other than your journal.

The Write Life Shared .

Which "Rebel" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Back to Basics, Vanishing Pixels, and Indie Inspiration.This week we have lots of great tips for you, remember to leave a review on Apple Podcast.

The Sell More Books Show Shared .

What Word Do You Want To Define Your Writing In 2021?We have a bookmark and a bookplate that we will personalize to you. This is for any copy of Write Your Novel purchased in 2020.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

B2W's Top 20 Tips In 20202020 was a very tough year for most of us... but we still got on with the business of writing!

Bang 2 Write Shared .

All the Best for 2020 and 2021Whether you celebrate Christmas as a commemoration of Christ’s birth, or you observe other customs, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.

Kathy Steinemann Shared .

Productivity Hacks of Bestselling WritersHave you wondered what unusual methods other authors used to finish their novels? Read about 17 famous writers and their quirky hacks to finish their books.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

Freelance Writers: Are Sleazebag Clients Getting You Pregnant?Too many freelance writers end up screwed by bad clients. And it's time for this to END.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

How do I Know if I Need a Literary Agent?There are different kinds of publishers you can approach - from traditional, full-service publishers that operate on the advance + royalty model; to smaller publishers that use a co-op or hybrid model ; to self-publishing companies in which the author pays the costs.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

How to Fictionalize Your Town in Your NovelBlogThe Writing ProcessHow to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Reacting to my 2020 Writer Goals00:00 Introduction 02:11 Goal 1 03:07 Goal 1 Reflection 05:13 Goal 2 06:41 Goal 2 Reflection 08:37 Goal 3 09:58 Goal 3 Reflection 10:37 Goal 4 11:30 Goal 4 Reflection 12:24 Goal 5 13:47 Goal Reflection 15:00 Goal 6 17:54 Goal Reflection 19:31 Overall The Ivies from your favorite book retailer!

Alexa Donne Shared .

PubCoach top 10: December 2020Reading time: Just over 5 minutes Here are my 10 favourite articles or posts from last month, focusing on the most useful, helpful and healthful pieces for writers.

Publication Coach Shared .

Essential Advice For Writing The Christmas-Themed StoryDo you want to know more about writing a Christmas-themed story?

Writers Write Shared .

How to Harness the Language of LeadershipHow Jacinda Ardern, Barak Obama, and Steve Jobs harnessed the power of language to become successful leaders.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

WRITER 373: Meet Benjamin Stevenson, author of 'Either Side of Midnight'.Valerie and Allison take a look at the words of the year! Plus, there are 10x double passes to 'The Dry' to win, courtesy of Roadshow Films.

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

Resolved to Write a Nonfiction Book This Year? Let's Do the Math!This is arguable. You'll find plenty of exceptions on either side of that range, and trends shift so that the average changes, but for the sake of this discussion, let's split the difference and say we're talking about a 50,000-word book.

Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach Shared .

What we carry into 2021Im planning to take some time off for a much-needed break and some reflection on where I want to focus in 2021.

Nathan Bransford Shared .

How to Start a Story: 10 Ways to Get Your Story Off to a Great StartGranted, a compelling opening is not an easy task to accomplish. Besides grabbing reader attention, you want to ground readers in a setting, establish voice, hint at theme, and introduce a protagonist readers can get behind.

The Write Practice Shared .

Traditional Vs Self PublishingCampfire Blaze enters the sponsorship war. Check it out here: an author self publish or go the traditional route?

Terrible Writing Advice Shared .

Words you never need in a sentenceThis is my weekly installment of "writing about writing," in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers.

Publication Coach Shared .

Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make Writing Women'Women are people' - SHOCKER! So why do so many writers drop clangers writing them?

Bang 2 Write Shared .

The 2 Key Elements That Make a Great SceneThe 2 Key Elements That Make a Great Scene explain why every scene has to have masterful writing style and an abundance of microtension.

Live Write Thrive Shared .

Bashing the Myths of Social Media in 2021I like many, have Zoomitis... from daybreak to shut down, it's nonstop. There are times I will say, "Pick up the phone."

The Book Designer Shared .