Why I Sometimes Write Negative Reviews & Why You Should Consider Doing the Same

By Melissa Storm/ Today, I'm going to talk about a very controversial topic among authors:  Whether or not it's okay to write negative book reviews. I say yes,

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Lessons Learned: My 7 Best Moves as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Yesterday, I wrote about my 10 biggest mistakes as a self-published author. Today, I'd like to acknowledge that not everything I've done as an author has been

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Lessons Learned: My 10 Biggest Mistakes as a Self-Published Author

By Melissa Storm/ Today's post is all about why I decided to throw away an author brand I'd worked on developing for over four years, easily spending over $35,000 in the

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How to Use Book Reviews to Effectively Promote Your Book

By Linda Carlson/ Many people like to read books their friends or people they identify with have recommended. That’s why book publishers try to get favorable comments from book reviewers,

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Six Steps for Self-Marketing your eBook

By Jess Millis/ So you’ve decided to go the self-publishing route with your eBook? This opens up a world of doing it yourself and little to no marketing budget. It’s

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Nine Must Reads for the Aspiring Writer

By Nicolette Morrison/ One of the unwritten rule of writing is that a writer always spend hours reading. It helps to improve comprehension and grammar, but most importantly, it can

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Making Your Title Grab Readers’ Attention

By Haley Osborne/ Plenty of attention is paid to the all-important first sentence of an essay or short story but less attention is given to what readers truly see first:

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Writing Sex Scenes for the Non-Genre Novelist

By Warren Adler/ For mainstream, non-genre novelists, writing sex scenes into a story line poses some serious questions. Unlike pornography, which is intended to arouse sexual excitement, literary

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Write what you know? Maybe, Or Maybe Not: 4 Reasons to re-think this common cliche

By RH Ramsey/ I travel, and by travel, I mean, I am a storyteller. From the moon, to the tide, I weave stories. It is here, in a state that

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The Scary World of Self Publishing: 8 Myths Busted

By Kyoko M/ Self-publishing is a lot of things. It’s scary, exciting, and still in its toddler stages, stumbling around bumping into tables and giggling as it spins around in

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