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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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    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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    Author Problems: Breaks, Fun Stuff, and the Writer Work-Life Balance

Author Problems: Breaks, Fun Stuff, and the Writer Work-Life Balance

This might come as a surprise to you, but most authors don’t only have a writing career. They have full time or part time side jobs that they may or may not love. In my case, the side job involves promoting other amazing books through EyesOnBooks and travel writing. I

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Where to Find Inspiration to Write Synopses?

Research & Ideas for Authors: Where to Find Inspiration to Write Synopses?

Call them blurbs or synopses, they absolutely suck. If you hear an author wailing and complaining outside of editing season, this wild creature is definitely upset about having to write synopses. What are these synopses or blurbs I’m talking about? It’s that short thing that summarizes your story in a

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration is something authors always need more of. The muses are fickle by nature and we do our best to chase them down and squeeze the inspiration and ideas out of them. My Writing Inspiration We all have different writing processes, and inspiration comes from the most unusual sources.

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    M/M Romance Valentine’s Giveaway 10th -15th February

M/M Romance Valentine’s Giveaway 10th -15th February

34 authors, 34 free books, a lot of gay romance for you to enjoy this Valentine’s Day!  M/M Romance Valentine’s Giveaway takes place between February 10th and 15th and is organized and hosted by author Isobel Starling. The purpose of this event is to gift readers with a little bit of

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    Monday Progress Report: Busy Month and Writing Wins

Monday Progress Report: Busy Month and Writing Wins

Welcome to the first Monday Progress Report of 2017! Yes, I know, I’ve missed a few, but as the titles says, it’s been a busy month! First off, in the second (or first full) week of January, I republished three of my books: Strength to Let Go, Br0th3rly, and Craving Stains. As this involved

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    Monday Progress Report: Some Progress, No NaNoWriMo

Monday Progress Report: Some Progress, No NaNoWriMo

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you know things haven’t been peachy in what my writing is concerned. Actually, I almost quit writing altogether. That proved to be a great, albeit forced, decision, which eventually lead to me starting to write again. Not much, but there were still

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    #AuthorLife Why My Decision to Quit Writing Was The Best Ever

#AuthorLife Why My Decision to Quit Writing Was The Best Ever

At some point last month, I decided to give up and quit writing. Writing fiction I mean. As in short stories and novellas and novels. Just quit writing those, and forget fiction. I can’t actually quit writing, as that is a huge part of what pays the bills. For those

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    The UK Meet 2015, Bristol, High Heeled Airplane Chases and More!

The UK Meet 2015, Bristol, High Heeled Airplane Chases and More!

Eureka! This time I actually get to write a post about an amazing event I attended, and it’s only days away! I still owe you guys posts on my Euro Pride and Second City Singing experiences! I’ve not forgotten, I promise. Back to the #UKMeet! I only registered in late

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