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WHY READERS STOP READING A BOOK

Reblogged from Lit World Interviews. Recently, we here at LitWorldInterviews.com conducted a survey,“Why do you put a book down?” and through the assistance of the writing community we had a very nice response. Now it’s time to share what we found. … Continue reading

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Pat Brown’s Guest Blog Post

I’m guest blogging on Montana Scribbler, Mona Leeson Vanek’s blog about what happens when you lose a publisher. Do you get the rights to your books back? If you do, what then. Find out what I’m doing since one of my … Continue reading

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Genres Explained: Insights, Tips and Definitions From Literary Agents

Chuck Sambuchino, who writes a regular column for Writer’s Digest, talks to agents about definitions of various writing genres, which can be useful for pitching your work to both agents and publishers and even when it comes to marketing a … Continue reading

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Writing Resource – Spelling on the Go: Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips by Jodie Renner

I recently discovered Jodie Renner’s handy, clickable e-resource, Spelling on the Go – Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips. This is a fantastic resource for authors! Whether you’re a journalist, fiction or nonfiction writer, student, blogger, editor, or anyone else … Continue reading

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LWS member Ernie Briginshaw releases new book — The Legacy

We’re pleased to announce that LWS member Ernie Briginshaw has released his second novel — The Legacy. Life is pretty good for the Baxter boys. Eric Baxter is a recent college graduate starting his career in financial planning. His younger brother … Continue reading

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NaNo Day 10 — How’s everyone doing?

We’re officially up to Day 10 of NaNoWriMo 2013, which means that — if you’re keeping up to date on your word count — you should be at approximately 16,670 words. Now, don’t despair if you haven’t made it quite … Continue reading

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Why You Should Self-Publish

    Should you self-publish? Hugh Howey thinks you’re wrong to do anything else.

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ThrillerFest IX

ThrillerFest IX is open for early bird registration. This is considered one of the premier writercentric conferences out there. It has craft panels and workshops run by best selling authors and attracts the most agents of any conference. If you … Continue reading

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Act First, Explain Later

Act First, Explain Later by Jodie Renner, freelance editor, craft-of-fiction writer, and writing coach/speaker Gone are the days when fiction readers were willing to read pages of description and lead-up before being introduced to the characters and the plot. Readers, … Continue reading

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“Agent-curated” self-publishing

These days we hear a lot about the new ‘paradigm’ in publishing. Some could be very good for writers, some should be looked at with a jaundiced eye. David Gaughran, who writes a blog called Let’s Get Digital talks about a new, … Continue reading

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Body language and Emotion Thesaurus

Here are some interesting books and sites which can help when you’re trying to find new expressions. http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/p/the-emotion-thesaurus.html http://www.changingminds.org/techniques/body/body_language.htm

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Writer’s Retreat

There’s been talk lately about finding a retreat where we could go as writers and be able to devote as much time as we want on writing. I have found such a place within a thirty to forty minutes from … Continue reading

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