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

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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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Graphic Novel – Jessica Gust | Guest Post

Millions upon millions of people worldwide read graphic novels; from comic book shops to Hollywood’s new found obsession with the comic book hero, graphic novels have never been as popular as they are now. As a kid who loved comic books and always held the secret dream of writing and creating your own heroes and

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Tips for Independent Authors on Optimizing their Website – Emma Miller | Guest Post

Whether you think it is the best thing since sliced bread or you hate it with burning passion, the reality is that the internet has become an inseparable part of our lives. As we have all learned over these last 20-odd years, the Age of Internet comes with all kinds of strings attached and for

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How to Market Your Self-Published Book – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

There are lots of talented authors, whose names are still unknown to the modern audience. All they want is to promote and sell their self-published book, to show their piece of art to the whole world. There are many ways to promote a new book even if it is your first one and you do

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