My 20-Step Foolproof Writing “Process:” You Can Do It Too!

By Melissa Storm/ So apparently people are intrigued by my writing process. Let's put that in quotation marks, shall we? “Process.” There, that's better. I've received numerous remarks

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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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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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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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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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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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NaNoWriMo Mode: How To Keep Pace After The Writing Month Ends

By Cari Bennette/ Are you already starting to wonder how you’re going to keep up the break-neck productivity of the National Novel Writing Month when it ends? November’s drawing

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