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    YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

Appearance is an important part of your characters. Sure, their personality, the situations they are put in and how they react, their relationships, all lead to their character development, but what they look like is equally important. How do you know what people in your world look like without putting

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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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    Author Toolkit: Free SEO Tools for Writers

Author Toolkit: Free SEO Tools for Writers

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), that part of internet marketing that helps you rank better on Google’s search result pages to drive more traffic to your site, is not the easiest task to tackle for most authors. The idea of writing certain keywords into your posts instead of letting your words

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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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    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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    Writing Myths: #1 Edit and Rewrite till You Drop

Writing Myths: #1 Edit and Rewrite till You Drop

A first draft is a piece of raw material that has to be edited and rewritten and edited some more. Preferably all by yourself with some critique partners. After much sweat, blood, and tears, it’s finally something relatively good. Or that’s at least how the myth goes. Don’t get me

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    How Writing Works for Me

How Writing Works for Me

When I start writing, a story is pretty clear in my head. That’s because I have to “see” what happens before I ever begin to write a novel or a short story or anything else as a matter of fact. That results in my looking like I’m just wasting time.

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