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    From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

Publishing contracts are a huge subject, so in this post, I will only skim the surface and share a few things that I have discovered through my personal experience that show bad practice by a publisher.  I am not a lawyer.  What publishing contracts red flags and knowledge I share here

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    Just Released: Gay Science Fiction Novella Angel’s Feather

Just Released: Gay Science Fiction Novella Angel’s Feather

Yes, my lovelies, it is here! My gay science fiction novella Angel’s Feather, the first book in the Flyer Chronicles series, has just been released. It’s here and I couldn’t be happier! Check out the book details and buy links below, and read an excerpt of the book. Angel’s Feather

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    Author Problems: Stop Relying on Inspiration and Creative Writing Ideas

Author Problems: Stop Relying on Inspiration and Creative Writing Ideas

When it comes to author problems, nothing is more pressing than having an endless pool of creative writing ideas, methods, writing prompts, and other tools to keep the words flowing. We need to be inspired, we need to have that great story idea hit us, so we can open up

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    YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

Appearance is an important part of your characters. Sure, their personality, the situations they are put in and how they react, their relationships, all lead to their character development, but what they look like is equally important. How do you know what people in your world look like without putting

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    Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Monday Progress Report: Finish Line in Sight for Dusk to Dawn

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Monday recap of my progress. Last week I said I wanted to try and finish drafting Dusk to Dawn. Well, I am not there yet. The manuscript is at 51,000 words right now (yup, of course it was going to be longer than

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    From Authors to Authors: How to Write Series and Serials

From Authors to Authors: How to Write Series and Serials

Let’s talk about how to write series and serials. We all love them, especially the well written ones. We all have at least one favorite, and we all would looove to have written at least one as such. But let’s face it, it’s not easy to get there. First things

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    Cover Reveal for Gay Science Fiction Novella Angel’s Feather

Cover Reveal for Gay Science Fiction Novella Angel’s Feather

Hello, everyone! Big day for me today 😀 I am revealing the cover of my soon to be released post-apocalyptic / dystopian story.The gay science fiction novella Angel’s Feather is the first book in my Flyer Chronicles series. Read on for more details, pre-order links, and an excerpt! Synopsis – Angel’s

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    Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

If it’s Wednesday, we’re talking Research and Ideas for Authors. You know how I love my YouTube inspiration, after my posts on swords and the one on things I watch. Today, I am back with another fun, interesting, and very educational channel on weapons, medieval castles, and other interesting historic

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    Author Toolkit: Free SEO Tools for Writers

Author Toolkit: Free SEO Tools for Writers

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), that part of internet marketing that helps you rank better on Google’s search result pages to drive more traffic to your site, is not the easiest task to tackle for most authors. The idea of writing certain keywords into your posts instead of letting your words

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    Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Monday Progress Report: New Books, Old Books, and Taking My Own Advice

Hello everyone and Happy Monday. Welcome to a new edition of my Monday Progress Reports! This is supposed to be a weekly feature, but I’m still working on posting my progress more often. What I’ve Been Writing Last week was a crazy busy one. I am furiously drafting Dusk to

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