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Freelance Writers: Watch This If You're Scared to Cold Email.Killer Cold Emailing opens in TWO DAYS! Get on the waitlist + save your seat for my free class: Cold Emailing is my BEST-SELLING course for beginner freelance writers!

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How to Write Exposition for Your ScreenplayClick the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

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Which "Tunnel" 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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Using Deep POV in Limited 3rd PersonDeep POV ratchets up emotional tension by pulling readers in close to the character's inner conflict.

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Crafting Titles That Hook Readers and Optimize SuccessShort story titles are important. They are the sizzle that sell your story. While novels have back cover copy and reviews to help sell them, short stories have only the title to grab a reader's attention.

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Just In Time Learning, International Categories, and Filling the Vegas VoidThis week Bryan is joined by Patrick O'Donnell's and Jim Kukral! Bryan has a Book Description webinar this Thursday on the 5 mistakes authors most commonly make with their book descriptions, be sure to check that out.

The Sell More Books Show Shared .

Jill's Outlining MethodsAn outline is a general plan. For a novel, that can be as simple or as in-depth as you want.

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What does the word 'glossolailic' 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 .

4 Ways to Turn a Notebook Into a Powerful Writing ToolLori Wade explains how writers can turn a paper notebook into a powerful writing assistant.

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SSP131 Big Changes ComingIn today's episode, the guys, along with Bonnie and Niamh, talk about the big changes coming to the Story Studio Podcast in the coming weeks.

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PublishingSo you've finished rewriting your book, had an appraisal and an edit. You've done the proofreading.

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Verzet: New Dutch Writing Chapbooks LaunchFor this event, writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn will be in conversation with VERZET contributing writers Karin Amatmoekrim and Thomas Heerma van Voss, and translators Alice Tetley-Paul and Jozef van der Voort.

National Centre for Writing Shared .

Social Media for Writers: Practical Tips and TricksSocial media for writers doesn't have to be overwhelming. These practical strategies will help you make the most of your social media presence.

The Write Practice Shared .

4 BOOMING Freelance Writing Niches for FALL 2020!Killer Cold Emailing opens Friday! Get on the waitlist + save your seat for my free class: Cold Emailing is my BEST-SELLING course for beginner freelance writers!

Jorden Makelle Shared .

Selling a Book to a Big 5 at Auction!What was it like going on submission to book editors for the first time after having a book published?

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Should You Self-Publish Your Book? 5 Essential Questions to Help You DecideSelf-publishing vs. traditional publishing. How is a writer supposed to know which route is best for them, their book and their career?

The Write Life Shared .

How to Write Compelling Dialogue: A Proven ProcessWith nearly 200 books under my belt, two-thirds of which are novels, I've learned the ins and outs of dialogue writing.

Jerry B. Jenkins Shared .

Author Up Close: Alexia Gordon—Medicine, Murder, and Classical MusicIn my final 2020 installment of the Author Up Close series, I'm interviewing Alexia Gordon.

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How Long Is a Short Story? All Your Questions Answered!How long is a short story and what else characterizes this unique narrative form? Brush up on your short story knowledge here!

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Benefits of Excerpting Your NovelHave you ever been flipping through a magazine and found an excerpt from a book, maybe one youd never read?

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

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Wayne KellyOVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. It's episode 137 with...

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Self-Publishing Secrets: 6 Punk-Rock Tips to Sell More BooksThinking about self-publishing a book? There's more to it than just writing. Here's how to be a rock-star author, sell more books, and get more fans.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

HUMOR WRITINGGet audible here before Cthulhu eats it along with your free book: or text "Terrible" to 500-500 Truly writing humor is the most dangerous of writing endeavors.

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5 Things You Need To Know To Write Science FictionIf you want to be a science fiction writer, we've created this post for you.

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Flash Fiction: A Crash CourseFlash fiction is an exciting way to write punchy, pithy fiction. Here's what it is, why it's awesome, and how to write it.

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WRITER 349: Meet Christie Nieman, author of 'Where We Begin'.Discover what you can learn from being an author-entrepreneur. Plus, we have 5 double passes to 'The Translators' to give away.

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Unboxing The Savior's Sister Arcs!GET FREE SHIPPING AT THE CRAFT RELIQUARY WITH CODE THANKYOUJENNA: Bandit Kings of Nowhere Park: : Tribulations of August Barton: Revelations of August Barton: Her Heart: and Absinthe.

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Plot and Setting: Driving Stories Using Time and PlacePlot and setting are two intricately linked elements of storytelling. Learn more about using setting to drive plot in your fiction writing.

Now Novel Shared .

How to use hopes and dreams to make a character come aliveYou probably already know that motivation is everything in a novel. Nearly everything worth reading flows from a character who wants something and actively goes after it.

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Beginner Freelance Writer? NEVER Cold Email Without These Two Things.Killer Cold Emailing opens Friday! Get on the waitlist: Cold Emailing is my BEST-SELLING course for beginner freelance writers!

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5 Reasons to Review Old Conference NotesJulie Glover shares why it's time to pull out those old conference notes and glean them for fresh takeaways.

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Sustaining Hope-An Artist's SpecialtyDid you read WU on Friday? Monica Bhide submitted a lovely essay, aptly titled Powered by Hope, in which she offers a link to her Sound Bites project of the same name.

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The Beginning Writer's Guide To Finishing A Novel: 6 Questions To Ask When Editing ScenesLet's imagine that your manuscript as a garden. When you wrote your book, you put each seed in the soil where you imagine it should go.

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Professional Editor: Is Your Book Ready for an Editor?Working with a professional editor at the right time can transform your book for the better.

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S3 E5: Alechia Dow and Don't Ever Lick Your ChecksEpisode Description: This week, Claribel and Kat talk about who to follow on social media to learn more about the industry and writing as well as how to discuss authentic representation with your writer friends or as a sensitivity reader.

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Here's some pantser advice: suspenders!I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post with some pantser advice....

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Going Against the Flow: Reflowable vs. Fixed-Layout EbooksThe vagaries of the reflowable ebook introduce uncertainty that doesn't work for all ebooks. But with fixed-layout ebooks those uncertainties can be eliminated.

The Book Designer Shared .

3 Quick Tips On Writing Diverse CharactersLots of writers want to write diverse characters, but are afraid of getting it 'wrong'.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

Audiobook Narration, Production And Marketing Tips With Derek DoepkerAudiobooks are one of the fastest-growing segments in publishing and the expansion of podcasts onto every major platform means there are more ways to market to audio-first consumers In this episode, Derek Doepker gives some tips on why audiobooks are so important as a format, self-narration, working with a narrator, plus, production and...

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EP286: Carole MatthewsCarole Matthews has sold over 6 million books in 31 countries. She's written two books a year for the last ten years and was inducted into the Festival of Romance Hall of Fame.

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15.38: Depicting Religions That Are Not Your OwnYour Hosts: Piper, Dan, and Tempest, with special guest Nisi Shawl Whether you're writing about a real-world religion, or one you've created for your setting, there are numerous factors to be aware of.

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Dick Waters Wins Flash Fiction Challenge Popular VoteDick Waters 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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Tips for Historical WritersHistorical fiction also demands that the writer get his/her facts straight. Today, I offer tips to help you find reliable source material, from which to build.

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DiAnn Mills Introduces AIRBORNEMills, whose romantic suspense novels have won two Christy Awards, asserts that her vision for Airborne is to champion the selfless service of first responders during times of crisis: “My mission is to show a story that weaves together hope, reality, and the sacrificial work of first responders when a deadly virus spreads among innocent...

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Markdown: Simplify the Writing Process ItselfWhat writing apps increase productivity? None of them - just learn Markdown instead.

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Don't Focus on DialogueJoin The Practical Screenwriting Course: stream every Wednesday! This is a quick clip from the fourth stream reading short scripts.

Tyler Mowery Shared .

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

Indies Unlimited Shared .

How to Use ProWritingAid's Thesaurus CheckTips and tricks to get you started.

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How to Build Discipline in your Writing PracticeTen tips to create a writing discipline to finish your novel. Use your desire to drive commitment.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Announcing Author School's Next SessionTwo years ago, my partners and I launched Author School with our inaugural course, Pen to Published. Since then weve had a great time walking through the basics of writing, publishing and platform-building with 700+ students.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

How to Choose the Smartest Book Categories for International Amazon MarketsChanging your book categories in international markets doesn't have to be a complicated process. This guide explains the process.

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A Chat on Writing for YourselfThoughts on Finishing My First Draft: Critique on Your Work and Implementing Feedback: Writing Process: Chat About Confidence and Imposter Syndrome: I Learned About Writing in 2019: petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : -...

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Are you willing to stand out from the crowd?This week! Books! Ive been doing a lot of reflecting these past few weeks on whats next for my creative life and where I want to devote my energy, so this post on the Freelancers Union blog by Justine Clay was just the right thing at the right time: Are you really willing to stand.

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Screenwriting Lessons from the Writers of SearchingJoin our Discord server and tell me what your favorite film is: we're learning about Searching from its writers, Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty.

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My Sister, The Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite at Noirwich 2020How far would you go for family? We dig deep into the dark psychology of deadly siblings Korede and Ayoola in Oyinkan Braithwaite's blackly comic thriller My Sister, the Serial Killer; a 'literary sensation' which was awarded the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year 2020, and was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and...

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Attica Locke on power, property and prejudice: Noirwich 2020We are delighted to welcome award-winning US author and screenwriter Attica Locke for the annual Noirwich Lecture, in which she will explore the ways that crime writing can challenge the distribution of power and authority at a structural and individual level.

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Jill Dawson and Trevor Wood in Conversation at Noirwich 2020Part of the Noirwich 2020 Crime Writing 50 years of UEA's Creative Writing programme and the outstanding alumni, faculty and fellows who have gone on to shape the literary landscape of the UK and beyond.

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Olivier Norek talks The Lost and the Damned at Noirwich 2020Join us for a fascinating glimpse into one of Paris' toughest suburbs courtesy of award-winning French novelist and writer on the hit series Spiral, Olivier Norek.

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Premeditated: Launch of the UEA Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction Anthology at Noirwich 2020Tune in for short readings from future stars of the genre at the live online launch of Premeditated, a gripping anthology of crime fiction from this year's UEA Creative Writing MA.

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You're Not The Fucked Up OneThis is how I feel: I feel like I'm the fucked up one. I feel like I've gone cuckoo bananapants, because I look out into the world and I see people who think the pandemic isn't real; I see them not wearing masks anymore; I see people who somehow think Trump is doing a good.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

How to Write A PrologueThink of your favorite TV series — specifically an episode that began with a heart-pumping scene that led to a cliffhanger.

Authority Self-Publishing Shared .

Kindle Unlimited Friday  Free September 2020 eBooksKindle Unlimited Fridays lists books available for free to #KindleUnlimited members. @KindleUnlimited #amreading #ebooks.

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Powered by HopeAre we going to die, Mama? ” I overheard this conversation as I walked behind a young woman and her preteen daughter.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Why Storytellers Are So PowerfulIn today's marketplace, storytellers are some of the most powerful people on the planet. And how finding the "Why" of your author brand helps you stand out from the crowd.

Writers In The Storm Shared .

How I Turn an Idea into a StoryMy stories always begin with a kernel of an idea. Something I’m intrigued by or curious about.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

Dealing with burnout and boredomThe Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question? How can you deal with burnout and boredom when writing?

Publication Coach Shared .

This Week in the Blogs, September 10-16, 2020Summer, where I live, is definitely winding down. There is chill in the air and the leaves are just on the verge of changing color and falling to the ground.

The Book Designer Shared .

Ep. 200: Edward Giordano Helps Rachael Celebrate 200 Episodes!Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish?

How Do You Write Shared .

Writer Websites: 5 Essentials to Attract Ideal Freelance ClientsEver wonder what writer websites need to stand out, generate inbound leads, and help you get more freelance writing clients?

Make A Living Writing Shared .

SPS-244: Self Publishing in South AfricaMulti-genre bestselling indie author Dani René on her career and the state of self-publishing in the country where she resides - South Africa.

The Self Publishing Show Shared .

What Is Subtext and How Do I Create It?In this post, we look at the meaning of subtext and give you tips for creating it in your writing.

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A Writing Workshop In Support of Black Lives MatterSign up for this writer workshop benefit to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Espionage thriller writer talks about putting the reader in your characters shoes, finding free time to write, and wartime secrets.Mara Timon's new novel is 'City of Spies', it's set in Lisbon during World War Two.

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EBook Deals September 17-2299cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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Emotions are more powerful when they're "earned"If 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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Eddy Boudel Tan: Five Things I Learned Writing After EliasWhen the airplane piloted by Elias Santos crashes one week before their wedding day, Coen Caraway loses the man he loves and the illusion of happiness he has worked so hard to create.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

What Is Content Marketing: A Guide for Freelance WritersThis guide explains everything you need to know, including tips for building a content marketing career as a writer.

The Write Life Shared .

15 Character Archetypes To Consider For Your BookAs a writer, you want your characters to resonate with your readers. They should be larger than life but still believable.

Authority Self-Publishing Shared .

Flog a Pro: Would You Pay to Turn the First Page of this Bestseller?Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-read decision on the first page.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

The figurative language of Farhad Manjoo&.I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about several similes from American journalist Farhad Manjoo&.

Publication Coach Shared .

How a Character's Job Can Awaken Unmet NeedsIn fiction and film, often who a protagonist is at the start of the story and who they are at the end are different.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

At home with Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerAmie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are New York Times bestselling author duo. They have now published three YA series together, and in this interview Amie and Meagan discuss how they write together , how they ensure so many gripping pay-offs for their devoted readers, and even how they achieved the impossible - combining fantasy and science fiction...

The Garret: Writers on Writing Shared .

Can You Be a Full-Time Writer on a Chromebook?BlogWriting AppsHow to Make a Living as a Full-Time Writer Using a Chromebook.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

How to Write Like Maggie O'FarrellHow a bestselling author wrote an award winning novel.

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Reading Short Scripts! Tyler Mowery Live Stream #004Join the Practical Screenwriting Course: you want your short script read on stream, submit a PDF of your script and logline if you have questions about storytelling, I will do my best to communicate with the chat.

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10 Best Tips For Writing Fight ScenesFtc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

Writing with Jenna Moreci Shared .

How to Run A Successful Book Pre-Order CampaignAny North American edition of The Stars We Steal purchased via a bookstore or online book retailer by 11:59PM PT on February 3rd, 2020 qualifies for the pre-order campaign.

Alexa Donne Shared .

How to Build and Manage a Book Launch TeamToday I'm going to share some strategies that I used with the launch of my novel and offer some ideas for what you can do with your book launch.

The Write Practice Shared .

Which "Cattle Drive" 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 .

Road, Neighborhood, Sky: A Three-Layered Approach to Writing a NovelDuring the launch events for Queen of the Owls, I was often asked: “What’s your writing process like?

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Using Timelines, Human Connections, and Strategic Trade-offsThis week we have a great show for you, we're talking a lot about timelines.

The Sell More Books Show Shared .

Hanging in There&I had a bit of a crazy week, which included getting a teaching job offer , which meant I needed to rearrange to create a more visual home office , so I will be posting Friday instead of today.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

What does the word punctilious 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 .

Why Your Writing Really MattersWhen we publish a book, we want it to be read. But what else do we want?

Writers In The Storm Shared .

B2W FAQsQuestions on Writing Craft How do I write a good character? This is a real ‘how long is a piece of string' question, since everyone has VERY different ideas on what ‘makes' a good character!

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SSP130 How To Write Anything with SeanOut of everyone in the story studio, Sean is probably the most versatile author who can dexterously turn his hand from one genre and form to another quickly and with ease.

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Finding Comparable BooksWhen youre trying to interest an agent or publisher in your book, youre often asked to provide comps — other books that could be compared to yours, or books that might compete with yours.

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ProofreadingSo you've finished rewriting your book and it's time to get more help. In this post, we look at proofreading.

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How to Strengthen Your Story IdeaHow to build on your story idea to create the plot, characters, and setting to start writing your novel.

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5 Steps to a Successful Author CareerI say that a lot over at Self Publishing Formula, but it's true. For centuries, the only way to get published was to go through industry gatekeepers.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Puzzle Your Mystery Reader with Evidence, Clues and Red HerringsWant to write a mystery that keeps readers guessing? Follow the advice in this guide.

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Episode 2: Keyword Mastery for Nonfiction and Fiction AuthorsLearn about kindle keywords and how they can help you get your book discovered by Amazon shoppers.

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Managing your CastBut that would mean rearranging the plot quite a bit. Another, more subtle way to get around this problem is to make all of the characters in this earlier part of the story as memorable as the boss the client will later need. If he is just one more sharply drawn character among many, then he will stand out less – readers will assume the...

Writer Unboxed Shared .

How to improve your writing — and your lifeA simple strategy like time-blocking can make a huge difference to your writing productivity — and to your ongoing happiness...

Publication Coach Shared .

Awesome Writing Tips From 6 Famous Writers ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERSWriting is about what works best for you, not a rigid set of rules. See what some of the great writers have to say about their process.

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Freelance Marketing: 18 COVID-Era Tips to Find Great ClientsWhat's freelance marketing look like in a COVID-19-induced recession? Check out these tips from 18 pro freelance writers to book more work.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

The Savior's Sister Virtual Book TourFtc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

Writing with Jenna Moreci Shared .

How to Create Compelling Fictional Cultures in Your NovelDon't write just another fantasy story. Here's how to craft interesting, diverse fictional cultures, no matter your story.

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WRITER 348: Meet Richard Fidler, broadcaster and author of 'The Golden Maze: A Biography of Prague'.Congratulations to AWC alumnae Felicity McVay and Brooke Grahams for publishing their debut picture books.

So You Want To Be A Writer Shared .

How to Write a Transformation StoryBecome a better creative writer with The Write Practice. Find the best writing lessons, get timed writing prompts and exercises, and then publish your writing in our community to get feedback.

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Writing Exercises: 10 Fun Tense WorkoutsUse these writing exercises on tense to practice complex tenses such as future perfect or using subjunctive mood.

Now Novel Shared .

Zen and the art of fishing in Animal CrossingI finally broke down and got a Nintendo Switch last month, thinking Id play the Zelda game.

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Cold Emailing For Freelance Writing?…do These 2 Things First! *FREE, LIVE CLASS I'M TEACHING SEPT DOMAIN FOR YOUR WRITING PORTFOLIO: domain link is a Bluehost affiliate link meaning I receive a commission if you purchase using my link.

Jorden Makelle Shared .

Indie Editor talks Pros of the Indie Path and Publishing in the PandemicToday's guest is Shayne Leighton, Editor in Chief of Parliament House Press, an indie publisher specializing in SciFi and Fantasy.

Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Shared .

Writing Chapter Books for Young ReadersA few years ago, I wrote posts for Writer Unboxed about writing middle-grade fiction, Â as well as young adult fiction, and picture book texts.

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Congratulations 100-for-100 finishers!We are super proud of everyone who signed up for this year's 100-for-100 writing challenge.

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For 3 Days Only, Get $2,000 of Freelance Writing Trainings for Just $99The 12 freelance writing resources available through The Writer's Bundle normally retail for $2,000+. But through this deal, you can get your hands on ALL of them for $99.

The Write Life Shared .

What are your misguided ideas about writers?I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post focussing on misguided ideas about writers...

Publication Coach Shared .

Ep. 520: The Crucial Link Between Your Story's Inciting Event and Climactic MomentHelping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose.

Helping Writers Become Authors Shared .

A Great Story Is Music to the EyesWell-written books are music to the eyes. Eldred Bird writes a credible music analogy, showing the instruments that build the foundation every story needs.

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Grammar and Our Changing SocietyI'm pleased to welcome Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva, back to The Book Designer. You may remember Arlene from her previous guest post, Copyediting: It Doesn’t End With Your Manuscript.

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Lizzy Loomis Wins Flash Fiction Challenge Popular VoteLizzy 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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Publishing Wide For The Win With Erin WrightDo you want to make your books available to readers in every format, in every online store and library, in every country?

The Creative Penn Shared .

Writers, This Is The Very Least You Can DoLots of writers obsess on the little things, when in reality it's the least they need they need to worry about.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

The Essential Copywriting Crash CourseWhat is copywriting? We've created the essential copywriting crash course for you. We also give you 10 tips to be a better copywriter.

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Author Advantage Live: The Virtual ExperienceThis three-day virtual conference brings together bestselling authors and experts in the self-publishing field. But Author Advantage Live isn't just another online course or webinar—it's a three-day interactive experience where you'll actually engage in sessions and craft plans to help you take action immediately.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Test Out Your Logline In Our Live Loglines WorkshopLive loglines workshop with Story Development Consultant, Jeff Lyons. Submit your loglines for personalized feedback.

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The Free Writing Tool to Amp Up Your ProductivityHow you can increase your productivity and creativity through meditation practice.

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Grammar Rules the Best Writers BreakHelp your editor out by familiarizing yourself with these grammar rules.

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Novlr Walkthrough With CEO, Kim MontgomeryLooking for new writing software? Find out if Novlr is the one for you in this webinar.

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Book Pacing, "clean" Vs. Racy Ya And More Q&aJoin me and friends for a trad pub talk chit-chat + some live writing sprints!

Alexa Donne Shared .

EP017: Archive RerunIn this week's episode from the BXP Archives... The second part of our interview with bestselling Indie author Shannon Mayer who recently hit #2 in the main Amazon.com charts outselling Stephen King and other greats.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

15.37: Writing Under DeadlinesYour Hosts: Brandon, Victoria, Dan, and Howard What's it like to write under a deadline which has been set for your project by someone else?

Writing Excuses Shared .

Situation Versus PlotBy David Brown and Michelle Barker Have you ever had what you thought was a great idea for a novel, sat down and wrote madly for fifteen pages, and then it just...

Anne R. Allen's Blog Shared .

4 Great Novel-Writing Apps That Are Totally FreeDo you need a dedicated writing app but don't want to fork over the money?

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

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

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Grab $2,000 Worth of Writing Resources for Just $99Get $2,000 worth of freelance writing resources for just $99 with The Write Life Writer's Bundle.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

How to Teach Narrative Writing in High SchoolWhat should you include? How can you get the best out of your class? We unpick key strategies you can use to teach narrative writing well.

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Free Workshop! Tuesday 9-15-20Hey writers, I'm offering a free 1-hour online workshop in advance of the next session of my Pen to Published course at Author School.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

6 Misconceptions I Had About Writing CraftHow Writing Short Stories Made Me a Better Writer: The Writing Community Doesn't Understand About Writing Craft: and Concrete Language: Book I've Ever Written - My Writing Journey: in Fiction: Ultimate Guide to POV: petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION "I Will Never Tell You This" in The Puritan: "...

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How Francis Ford Coppola Wrote The GodfatherDiscuss filmmaking with me on the new discord server: we're diving into the Godfather's Notebook, which is what Francis Ford Coppola created when preparing to adapt The Godfather for the big screen.

Behind the Curtain Shared .

Fiction Faves of the Espionage ProsWhich American television shows and movies come closest to accurately portraying spies and the CIA?

Writers In The Storm Shared .

Assembling a TeamSide characters are a staple in stories of every kind, but some side characters are asked to be a little more involved in the protagonist’s journey.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

Should research diaries be assessed?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

Publication Coach Shared .

This Week in the Blogs, September 3-9, 2020Be sure to check them your best blog posts to our blog carnival, Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies, by midnig.

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Ep. 199: Becca Syme on Maximizing Your Strengths as a WriterR.L. Syme is a USA Today best-selling author of small-town romance and cozy mystery. She writes small-town romance as Becca Boyd and cozy culinary mysteries as R.L. Syme.

How Do You Write Shared .

Love, Hope, and the Dystopian DarkThe initial panic resulted from a sudden awareness that all the most dire warnings regarding the upcoming election are virtually certain to come true.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Writing Rules: 7 Laws of Freelancing Every Writer Must LearnBlog post at Make a Living Writing : If you had a playbook for the most important writing rules and freelance laws to follow, what could you accomplish?

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SPS-243: Fight Like a Girl: Crafting Believable Fight ScenesAuthor Aiki Flinthart explains how to give your fight scenes an authentic punch.

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Novlr Writing App ReviewCheck out this review of Novlr, one of the best new writing apps out there.

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Increase Customer Satisfaction With ProWritingAidProWritingAid helps customer service reps to provide fast and convenient customer support. It's a great tool for customer retention.

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Calum McSwiggan, author of 'Eat, Gay, Love'This week we're chatting to YouTuber, radio presenter, film maker and now writer, Calum McSwiggan.

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25 Simple Query Bios that WORKED!Heather Kaczynski Agent Kristin Nelson Dare Mighty Lewis Agent Holly Root Bad Witch R. Sloan Agent: Kelly Van Sant THe Unraveling of Cassidy Lloyd Jones The Bone Houses and Gonzales Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Theriault Agent Suzie Townsend Rebel Kingman Agent Rachel Brooks Down with this Bakewell Agent Jordan Hamessley We Are the.

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EBook Deals September 10-1699cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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A Quiz Actually Helpful to WritersTake this quiz by Dr. Katherine Ramsland to assess observational intelligence, which is the ability to observe one's surroundings, including the people in it, and to understand what the details show.

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Critiques 4 UHow are you all doing? Things are so crazy in our world; its easy to get so caught up in whats happening around us that we lose our center.

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The figurative language of Ling Ma&I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of similes from author Ling Ma&.

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Lessons Learned From 9 Years As An Author EntrepreneurNine years ago, in Sept 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur.

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At home with Omar SakrOmar is the author of These Wild Houses, a collection of poetry shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, as well as The Lost Arabs, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the John Bray Poetry Award and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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How Senior Executives Can Use ProWritingAid to Write BetterWant your words to engage and captivate? Use ProWritingAid to write better memos, emails, and other business materials.

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10 Best Hero Tropes In FictionFtc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

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What is a NovellaGet the low down on how to write a novella, with insider tips from a professional editor on length, character development, conflict and more.

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How to Write a Brilliant Twist EndingAn amazing twist ending surprises the reader and leaves them satisfied with the story. But a great twist involves more than revealing new information.

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Tangled Threads or Perfect Weave: Writing a Many-Stranded StoryMy first novel had a single first person narrator throughout. It was the ideal choice, since the book was loosely based on a fairy tale in which the central character is mute for much of the story.

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Which "Wall" 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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Best Laptops for Writers in 2020: The Write Life's Top PicksIn the market for a new computer? Looking at reliability, battery life, keyboards and portability, we've rounded up the best laptops for writers.

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Good vs. Great, the Virtual Landscape, and Lessons from LockdownThis week Claire has an AMA coming up on September 10th where she will be answering all story questions and questions about her course so don't miss out on it!

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Writing Fiction vs. Writing for SchoolMy first year working in a public school brought to light many differences in how authors write fiction compared to how students write for school assignments.

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Top 20 Screenplay Contest Tips From ScriptapoloozaIf you are planning on entering screenplay competitions this autumn, make sure you check out these tips from Scriptapolooza.

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

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7 Top Headshot Mistakes Authors MakeIn today's visual world, authors can no longer afford to ignore their author photos. Avoid these seven mistakes to make sure you put your best image forward.

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SSP129 Pantsing Complex Plots with JohnnyJohnny B Truant writes complex stories. Stories with plots that tend to branch out and get more complex by the chapter and book throughout a series.

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6 Differences Between A Novel and A MemoirAre you wondering if you should write a memoir or a novel? In this post, we look at six differences between a novel and a memoir.

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A Beginner's Guide to SEO Writing: How to Get Started, Step-by-StepKnowing how to write content that ranks on Google is a great skill for freelance writers.

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ProWritingAid for Students: How to Edit Your EssaysAlways getting the same feedback from your instructors?

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Help Your Students Love Writing With ProWritingAidFind out how a writing app can empower your students to love writing in this free webinar.

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Find out how good the ProWritingAid Grammar tool is at checking your content.There's nothing worse than sending out an email and seeing an embarrassing typo. With ProWritingAid's Grammar Checker, you never have to worry.

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The #1 Way to Get FREELANCE WRITING JOBS in 2020!FREE, LIVE CLASS I'M TEACHING SEPT DOMAIN FOR YOUR WRITING PORTFOLIO: domain link is a Bluehost affiliate link meaning I receive a commission if you purchase using my link.

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Where's Wendig?Hey, hi, I'm back - finally got a new computer, summer is ending, and so begins the season of renewed work.

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Limitless Is A Bonkers FranchiseGet a full month of MUBI FOR FREE: the channel: the first of two videos, I take a look at the 2011 film Limitless, neoliberalism, and nootropics.

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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2020The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is back and this year it's online! Tune in to our events for free and spend the weekend with amazing crime writers including Attica Locke, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Olivier Norek, Sophie Hannah and many more.

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101 Hobbies For Your Book CharactersWhen was the last time you were reading a novel and learned about a hobby you shared with one of your favorite characters?

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Editing at Your Own PaceWriting is usually a fairly solitary experience, except maybe when your cats walk across the keyboard and add their contribution.

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Storytelling tips for busy parentsReading and telling stories is a great way to develop a child's imagination but it isn't always easy.

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No Story Conflict? Explore Your OptionsWriting a naturally low-conflict novel? Writing coach Jami Gold looks at creating a winning story via alternative narrative story structure.

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How to prevent and recover from burnoutIf every day is a bad day, you may be facing trouble.

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S3 E4: Alexis Henderson and A Fear Factor of SevenClaribel and Kat discuss IP and recent Twitter discourse. Then they interview fantasy horror author, Alexis Henderson, about her debut novel The Year of the Witching, what it was like going on sub as a crossover YA/Adult and what went into her decision to go with an adult imprint over YA.

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This Simple Process Reveals Your Best-Paid Writing NichesWhat are the best writing niches for freelance writers? The most lucrative? The ones with the most work?

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The Pros And Cons Of Plotting and PantsingAnd now? Well, now I fall somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum. Rather than working from a strict outline or writing blind, I write with a few questions in mind as a guiding light.

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How to Outline Your NovelIndex cards, junk docs, and Trello. Here are a few fun ways you can outline your novel.

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WRITER 347: Meet Fiona Palmer, author of 'Tiny White Lies'.Learn how to edit your own manuscript and meet Fiona Palmer, author of 'Tiny White Lies'.

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10 Worst Tropes In Erotica FictionFtc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

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Blessed are the MeekArtists are rocking it during the stressful times of corona. #artists #creatives #coronavirus.

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Two Steps to Fix Flat Characters Using Voice and PersonalityEver thought of a fascinating character, but when you started writing, the character was flat?

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How to Fix Passive VoiceKnowing how to fix passive voice and fix other grammar and style issues will ensure your prose is crisp, clear and impactful.

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Kurt Dinan On The Difficulty of Marketing YA Humor and Learning the Skills For Indie PublishingKurt Dinan is the author of The Scam List, and Don't Get Caught.

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Is Writing Work?Hard work, sometimes. Frustrating and challenging and exhausting, yes, those too, all too often. It's work because we sometimes get paid for it; it's work even when we don't.

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Gone playingToday in the U.S. is Labor Day, a holiday that exists to mark the end of summer and give people a day off from their laboring.

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Knowing what to say&I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about knowing what to say....

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Masterwork AnalysisIn this new series from Story Grid, we are analyzing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum.

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Episode #519: 15 Steps to Self-Publish Your BookOnce you've decided in favor of the indie route, what are the actual steps to self-publish your book?

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Give a Little, Get a Lot with Book Promotion BOGOsVeteran book marketer, Penny Sansevieri, offers smart strategies to promote your book release this Fall and into the holiday season.

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How to Overcome Discouragement as an AuthorTodays guest post is by Emma Eggleston. Writing is your passion. You spend hours dreaming up the perfect characters and their marvelous adventures, months writing the first draft, and weeks...

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Why Authors Should Know Their Target AudienceWhat is a reader profile? These are two questions that continue to baffle many authors, not only new authors starting out in this business but even establ.

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Top 10 Essential Creative Reminders From Chadwick BosemanThe world was rocked by the unexpected passing of Chadwick Boseman at just 43. This is B2W's tribute.

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Creativity, Business, And Ambition With Emily KimelmanHow can you juggle full-time writing and a family? How can you manage ambition about adventure and travel with a desire to be a 7-figure author?

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How to Craft an Amazing Thesis StatementWriting a thesis statement doesn't have to be difficult! Here are three easy steps to crafting an amazing thesis statement.

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EP285: Philip C. QuaintrellPhilip C. Quaintrell is in Amazon's top 1.8% of self-published authors. He does this with no marketing spend, no newsletter, and epic fantasy novels so massively epic that even Brandon Sanderson would quake at their page count.

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15.36: Collaboration, with Shannon and Dean HaleYour Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with special guests Shannon and Dean Hale We've had several discussions about collaboration, and we've learned that the answer to "how do you collaborate with other authors" is different with each collaboration team we talk to.

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How to Change Your Kindle Keywords, by Dave ChessonMany authors don't know that Kindle keywords aren't something you should set and forget. In fact, there are tactics you can use to increase your sales that involve changing your Kindle keywords.

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

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Sharda Mishra Wins Flash Fiction Challenge Popular VoteSharda Mishra 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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Kate Tilton Joins The Book Designer as a Contributing WriterYou may remember Kate from her guest posts here on The Book Designer:How To Update Your Boo.

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6 Ways to Use Modelled Writing in Your ClassroomMake reading a central part of English lessons. Share book reviews, tell your students about newly published stories, and take them for reading sessions in your library.

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Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction ChallengeCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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Advice for Creative Writing StudentsRELATED About Creative Writing Degrees: I Wrote for My Writing Degree: Short Stories: Critique on Your Work: 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 -...

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Thriller Plot Twist Benchmarks + Thriller Planning TipsI'm breaking down the spots in your thriller manuscript where you HAVE to have good twists - whether they are big gamechangers or subtle shifts in the status quo.

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Tips for self-editingThis week! Books! The blog is going to go on a mini-holiday break next week, but rest assured, I will still be editing!

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Understanding ExpositionStruggling 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.

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Film Industry Advice from a Literary ManagerJoin our Discord server and tell me what your favorite film is: Hersh, literary manager, gives insight into the film industry that will help you get closer to becoming a professional screenwriter.

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Choosing Names for Your CharactersHere are some tips to keep in mind when naming your characters. #amwriting #writingtip #writetips.

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101 Clever Dialogue Writing PromptsSometimes the best way to get a story started is with a stirring piece of dialogue.

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On the Road AgainWith luck, we'll be On the Road Again. Come with me. Visit spots as a writer that will remind you of the thread that links you to those who have gone before.

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Late to the Party: On Being a Debut Novelist at SixtyPlease welcome Liza Nash Taylor to Writer Unboxed today! Liza was a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow and received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts the same year.

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The Super, Easy Way to Make Your Writing Snap, Crackle, and Pop with McCall HoyleOur guest today is McCall Hoyle! McCall is both a lovely writer and lovely human being.

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What's the value of a writing model?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question? What’s the value of a writing model. If you have a question you’d like me to answer you can email me, tweet me @pubcoach, or leave a message for me at the Skype account, The Write Question.

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This Week in the Blogs, August 27  September 2, 2020Some great articles here again this week from some of the best writing and self-publishing blogs on the web.

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Ep. 198: Joshua Bennett on Making Sure There's Blood in Your WritingPoet, performer, and scholar, which speaks to the expansive range of registers within the world of Black aesthetics and experience: the joy, rage, love, terror, and awe that gives a world within a world all its shape and tenor.

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Make Money Writing: One Writer's Unusual Path to Six FiguresThere's more than one way to become a six-figure freelancer. Check out this writer's unusual journey...

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SPS-242: Strength in Numbers: How to Write 2 Books a MonthMore books means more sales. Here's how to power up your author.

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How to Choose a Book CoverIn a recent post, Nate Hoffelder shared four mistakes you might be making with your book covers.

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

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At home with Kate MildenhallAnd apologies for the quality of Astrid's audio. Astrid set her recording settings wrong, and will have to live with this embarrassing podcaster tech failure for quite some time to come.

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Word targets, diagrams, charts and that book that needs to be told PLUS Ed Needham, editor of 'Strong Words' MagazineErin Kinsley's second book 'Innocent' tells of a close-knit community devastated when a local celebrity is found dead.

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Don't tell an agent what your novel means, tell them the storyIf you'd like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the 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.

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EBook Deals September 3-999cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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Rights Reversion: How to Give an Out-of-Print Book New Life with Self-PublishingIndie author Erika Liodice explains how to self-publish an out-of-print book and the benefits of doing so.

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The figurative language of William Maxwell&.I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about similes and metaphors from William Maxwell&.

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Writers, Are You Struggling? It's Time to Turn the Page ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERSNow is the PERFECT time to adjust writing goals and get back on track.

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How To Write An Ethically and Socially Sensitive StoryIf you're thinking about writing an ethically and socially sensitive story, find out how to do it well by reading this post.

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Is the 100 Day Book Program Right For You?Have an idea but no idea how to turn it into a book?

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How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up ComediansGet a masterclass in storytelling by studying an unlikely source: standup comedians.

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At home with Richard FidlerRichard Fidler, host of ABC's Conversations, discusses his love of history and what drives him to write about it, the role of literature in this most tumultuous of years and what we can learn from the history that has gone before.

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How To Write A Strong Love InterestFtc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

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Script Reading Again! Tyler Mowery Live Stream #003Click here for more info: you want your short script read on stream, submit a PDF of your script and logline if you have questions about storytelling, I will do my best to communicate with the chat.

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23 Best Cities For Writers To Live And WorkYou've been thinking about it - moving to a place that inspires you in your writing.

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Justin Boote on Becoming a Writer Without a Degree in WritingYou don't need a degree in writing to become a writer. Author Justin Boote has written over 160 stories without any formal writing training, and so can you.

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Which "Fox" 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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How to Ask for Referrals: 7 Creative Tactics Your Freelance Writing Clients Will LoveOnce you've established that you are, in fact, doing good work, it's time to pull from our creative list of ideas that will encourage happy clients to pass along your name.

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