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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6 Creative Ways to Cope with Negative Reviews: The Author’s Meditation

By Falcon Storm/ Let's face it, sometimes being an author sucks. Sometimes it’s hard, lonely work. So what do we do when we get bad reviews or when someone

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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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Streamlining Your Work Environment

By Karol Krol/ Writing seems like a fairly straightforward kind of a job, isn't it? Essentially, you just have to sit in front of your computer, fire up some

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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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Hey, Authors: You’re Doing Twitter Wrong!

By Melissa Storm/ I grew sick of all the spam and abandoned Twitter what seems like a very long time ago. It was gradual at first. In my heyday,

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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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