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    Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

Author Problems: How to Deal with Low Book Sales and Authors Quitting

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Book sales are low, authors aren’t making any money, writers are giving up, authors are quitting. It’s better to try anything else except writing fiction, because that’s not going to get you any money. Over the last couple

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    Author Life: Traveling to the UK and Attending Birmingham Pride

Author Life: Traveling to the UK and Attending Birmingham Pride

The last weekend of May was when Birmingham Pride happened this year. I traveled to the UK to attend this amazing weekend event with my great friend and fellow author Taylin Clavelli. It’s been quite the experience for me, especially since I was flying into a country with its terror

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    From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Anna Butler is back with a piece on point of view in writing. Stay tuned for this week’s amazing post highlighting the ins and outs of POV. Point of View in Writing – Who’s Singing Your Song?

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    From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

From Authors to Authors: The Importance of Writing Great Setting

Characterisation, POV, plot, theme, conflict, sex. . . How many times have we heard these are what our books live or die by? Okay, maybe not sex. Or then again, maybe, depending on the type of book you’re writing. But writing great setting? No, not so much. A book’s setting

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    From Authors to Authors: Guide to Auditioning Narrators for Audiobooks

From Authors to Authors: Guide to Auditioning Narrators for Audiobooks

Welcome back to our Saturday From authors to authors series! Today, Isobel Starling will guide you through auditioning narrators for audiobooks. Enjoy the read and we hope it helps! Producing an audiobook is a daunting process, but this has now been made easier by Audible’s ACX (Audio Creation Exchange) website.  Audiobook revenues

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    Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Authors spend a lot of time feeding themselves with whatever triggers them to be inspired, in a quest to get an idea for their next book. It’s a constant effort of reading, watching things, finding inspiring places, making sure all your quirks are met, and so on. When all this

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    Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

Author Toolkit: Top YouTube Channels for Authors to Watch

While most people think of fun and entertainment when they think of YouTube, education and learning are the main reasons I visit it so often. As you know from previous articles on the blog there are several creators I follow for research purposes, to get a better idea of the world

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

Welcome all to a new installment of our From authors to authors series. Today, Layla Dorine will talk to us about writing wrong turns and runaway characters. Enjoy! I’d like to think we’ve all had those moments when a character takes over and everything you thought you knew about the plot

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    Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

I started 2017 writing. Literally. I woke up on January 1st, tired from the New Year’s Eve party, opened my work in progress file and typed some words. It wasn’t much. 142 words for my Sky and Storm story. But it was the first day in months where I’d written,

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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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