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On Rushing, Delusions, and Snake Oil: 5 Easy Pieces of Indie Author Advice – Dominic Carrillo | Guest Post

On Rushing, Delusions, and Snake Oil: 5 Easy Pieces of Indie Author Advice – Dominic Carrillo | Guest Post

Don’t Rush Is it because we’re dying to see our words bound by a cover with our name on it? Or are we just too eager to share our stories? Whatever it is, most indie authors are on the fast track to getting their book published and up on Amazon.com. Don’t make this mistake. Rushing is

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How do You Actually Use Writing Advice? – Sophia Clark | Guest Post

Young writers ask thousands of questions: what to write, how to write, where to find ideas, how to check writing, where to find inspiration, and how to stay motivated. They know nothing and they try to fill the gaps by all possible means. They truly believe that the best way to understand writing is to

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6 Self-Imposed Limitations That Prevent You from Publishing (And How to Beat Them) – Elizabeth Lee | Guest Post

Ask any writer for advice and they’ll tell you that making your work public is critical to growing your career in writing. But many creatives never get to publish their work. Instead, they’re trapped in their heads and restricted by limitations they tend to impose on themselves. Since writing is a very personal activity, sharing

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5 Key Elements of a Great Character – Mary Frenson | Guest Post

Often the difference between a good story and a great story is a well-written character. You can have the best possible plot replete with twists and turns that not even Sherlock Holmes could see coming, but you will waste your efforts unless you have a character as strong as Sherlock Holmes. A strong character is

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: February 2017 | Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say that after a seven-month break Douglas makes a welcome return to TIPM with his latest contribution in his “Writing and Reading For Pleasure” series for February 2017 with a reflective post on happenings since the summer of 2016.   When I started writing this post last Friday I should have been on

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Facing Up to Copyright Challenges in a Digital World – Follio [Infographic]

Copyright laws were developed long before we had the internet and there is little question that the digital world we now live in has created some unique and difficult challenges for anyone looking to protect their original work, as well as sometimes making it confusing for those of us who want to avoid copyright infringement.

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Kobo – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

AC de Fombelle begins 2017 with a continuation of her popular series of posts: What to expect when you’re publishing on… For this post, she is joined by Kobo’s Mark Lebfevre. While I will again insist on the importance of going as wide as possible when publishing your book, let’s take a new dive into a chosen store, among

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How to Get in Writing Shape After a Long Break – Eva Wislow | Guest Post

It happens to almost every writer. You take a break from writing, with every intention of coming back to it after a few days or weeks. And then life happens, and that break turns into months or even years. Of course, even if you haven’t written a single word in years, there is nothing stopping

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A few weeks back I told you about Google Play Books and why you should get your book there. Maybe telling you to publish your book on Amazon is preaching to the choir but it’s still good to know what getting your book on the Kindle store entails: Where will your book be? What’s the

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Mythbusters: Debunking 6 Untrue Ideas About Freelance Authors – Sophie Mest | Guest Post

As web-content becomes a hot commodity, many people are moving into the realm of online freelancing as a way to make money or supplement their incomes. While it may seem daunting at first, becoming a freelance writer is actually a simple process that anyone good with the written word can begin. Here are a list

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