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    From Authors to Authors: Writer’s Guide to World-building

From Authors to Authors: Writer’s Guide to World-building

Hello all and welcome to a new post in the blog’s From Authors to Authors series. Author Anna Butler is back with an in-depth guide to world-building. So grab a snack and read on. I’d also recommend a notebook, cause you’ll want to jot down these amazing tips! I’m delighted Alina’s asked

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    From Authors to Authors: On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write

From Authors to Authors: On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write

Hello all and happy Saturday! Our guest for today’s From Authors to Authors post is author Alex Jane who is talking about story arcs. Let’s read the post and see what we can learn from it. On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write I know nothing

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    Monday Progress Report: Writing, Website Redesign and Releases

Monday Progress Report: Writing, Website Redesign and Releases

After the craziness I talked about in last week’s report, things have somewhat calmed down. Not by much, but hey! I can’t complain. The renovations are still happening, but I might just have it all done by the end of the week. Which means I will get back into my

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    How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

Are you staring at your computer screen and can’t bring yourself to type one single word? If you’re in a writing slump or have a serious case of the writer’s block, you’re in safe hands. There are dozens of articles covering tips and tricks on how to get out of

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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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