How to Get Unstuck in Writing

I’m a little stalled in my writing. This article provides some useful advice in getting through that dry spot before you finish your first draft. Where it may not help is during the editing/rewriting process. I’ve tried a few of these, and they have helped out a little. Probably the best advice I could personally […]

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5 Tips for Writing About Fictional Technology

A helpful little article on how to write Science Fiction tech. For those who don’t know how to write about strange, new technology, these pointers may make everything you write a little more believable. 2. Go light on the details. No, seriously.Tied closely with the idea of keeping tech accessible to all readers is the […]

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Podcast: Book Cover Design Tips with Stuart Bache

Something to listen to on a Monday. How to get your book cover design right. H/T to the folks at Creative Penn.   What are indie authors still getting wrong with book cover design? Plus color theory, when to rebrand if your book has been out a while, intellectual property considerations with design, and more […]

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Clueless about Instagram?

I know I am. Can’t believe there are people out there who make money off what’s basically twitter with more pictures. But apparently, as writers, you’ll need to know how to leverage this social media app to gain followers. There’s a pretty simple formula to do this too, according to this article. 5. Use lots […]

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When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

#amwriting #indiepublishing #bookstores Trade book distributors are the guys who sell your book to bookstores and other institutions. They don’t market your book, per se, and they don’t build your audience. They will, however, help get your book into the big stores. Here’s why that’s important: The two greatest functions of a distributor are helping […]

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Isaac Arthur YouTube Channel

Are you a fan of Science Fiction? Like writing about future worlds, advanced technology, and the possibility of alien life? Spend some time with Isaac Arthur, host of a very prolific series of videos on YouTube, where he discusses all aspects of space and future science. His videos are quite in-depth (each video runs around […]

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What Editors Look for on an Opening Page

This is an interesting article for me, as I’m reworking the first chapter of one of my books. I had what I thought was a great opening scene, but it lacked any kind of interest and urgency; it was basically two guys talking in a coffee shop. I changed it so that the first scene […]

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