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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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