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How to Deal with Negative Book Reviews – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

How to Deal with Negative Book Reviews – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

No matter how great your book is, some people are bound to dislike it. It really bites, but that’s reality for you. For every great review, you’re going to get a negative review. In fact, some good reviews may also consider flaws that a reader found with your book. Knowing how to handle the situation

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A Writer’s Journey from Rough Draft to Publication: How to Survive It – Stephanie Norman | Guest Post

If there’s a single phrase that can describe a writer’s passion when working on the first draft, it would be inspired by Churchill’s words: “blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Writing can be a torturous process. You have great ideas in your head, but the fact that you can’t capture them all on paper is devastating.

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10 Common Habits of Successful Published Authors – John Cabrera | Guest Post

One of the most appealing aspects of becoming a writer is that for most it’s a pursuit of passion. From an immature I-got-A’s-in-all-my-English-classes standpoint it may seem like one of the easiest and enjoyable professions. This naivety is quickly defeated when a writer learns that, while there is a magic in writing, there is also

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7 Simple Tricks To Become A Successful Self-Editor – Lesley Vos | Guest Post

You are a writer. It’s awesome! You are creative. You brainstorm articles and stories plots. You beat writer’s blocks and burnouts, you write compelling content, you publish books, and… You hate editing. Why should you like it, after all? Spelling and grammar mistakes are the work for editors, no? No. The chances are I will

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Writing Habits of Brilliant Writers – Veronica Hunt | Guest Post

You are wrong if you think that brilliant writers have never faced writer’s block and fear of the blank page. These people had a daily battle to motivate themselves and there is no such writing newbie who hasn’t ever experienced such a strong need to finish a passage or a chapter. And maybe this is

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Why an Author Needs a Publicist in Today’s Competitive Book Market – Tany Soussana | Guest Post

For the author who is looking to make a difference between where their book is at today (perhaps just puttering along), or where it can be (with a publicist in tow), let me ask you this:  If not now, when? First off, congratulations are in order if you are an author who has made it

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: February | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for February on places related to writing progress and structure, 2016 reading and publishing.   January 2016 was an interesting month of travel to Ramsgate, Margate, Vermillion Sands and Berlin with writing and reading connections. Most of our friends could not see why

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for January on writing progress and structure, 2015 reading and publishing.   I set out in June 2015 to complete a full self-edit and restructuring of my 300k word Gemini storybook by the end of 2015. Alas, I have failed because I have

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