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    From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

From Authors to Authors: The Power of Writing Great Blurbs

Hello everyone and welcome back for a new post in the blog’s From Authors to Authors series. Our guide today is Clare London who will guide you through the maze of writing great blurbs and explain why you should never underestimate their power. I know we all complain about writing blurbs quite

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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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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

From Authors to Authors: Writing Gay Historical Romance

Hello and welcome to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Today, our guest blogger is Ruby Moon and she’s talking about writing gay historical romance. Enjoy! Stepping into the Past – Writing Gay Historical Romance There is nothing quite like disappearing into a M/M historical romance. All those

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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 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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    From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

Hello, everyone, nice to see you again! I’m kicking off a new series on the blog aimed at helping authors, the new or the still shy or undecided. And who better to give advice to writers than other authors who’ve gone through it? Debuting this series, today’s guest is Anna Butler

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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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    Author Toolkit – Setting Goals to Stay on Top of Your Writing Career

Author Toolkit – Setting Goals to Stay on Top of Your Writing Career

If you’re an author who wants their writing to become their career, not just a side-job or a hobby, then you need a plan to achieve it. Planning your releases, your marketing, and your writing are all important steps to help grow your career. Of course, how a writer’s career

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