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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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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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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The adventures of a self-published Canadian kids’ book author: Feet on the ground, head in the clouds

By Susan Ross/ I am a self-published author with four titles under my belt and thousands of books in my basement (at the mercy of two cats) and in

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How many spaces should you put after a period? We have the answer, explanation, and quick fix.

By Rob W. Hart/ Are you a double-spacer? It's OK. Admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery. And yes, you may not

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On Writing: One writer’s reaction to King’s crafty memoir

By dk LeVick/ In retrospect, it seems fitting there was a dark, turbulent storm in progress, that fateful day I entered the used book store (yes, there are still such things

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Self-help editing for self-publishers

By Allan Douglas/ One of the things that the self-publishing movement has done is to make the literary world communal.  No longer do a select few people working in the

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10 steps for growing novel-sized story ideas

This is a post by Novel Publicity President, Emlyn Chand/ As part of your call to write, I have discussed reading about writing, reading with an eye toward writing, creating the right writing

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