Category Archives: improve your craft

Getting Educated on Marketing

By S. J. Brown As a writer there are two things I truly suck at, punctuation and marketing.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to work on both.  So when an on line course I had been eyeing was … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Slip is Showing!

    This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction If you are a woman many of you have run into a problem with your slip showing below your hemline. Not only does it look unprofessional, when someone brings it … Continue reading

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“JUST” is just a crutch

  I’ve completed my last draft of DETECTIVE RULES. It’s now being read by a beta reader. After that I’ll make changes, get it proofread then it’s off to the publisher who has shown interest. This blog isn’t about what … Continue reading

Posted in beta reading, books, description, dialogue, Edit, Idioms, improve your craft, Mystery Fiction, Productivity, short stories, Stephen Buehler, unique, writers, Writing, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 32 Comments

Down Memory Lane

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction I don’t outline my books. I guess you’d call me a spontaneous writer. But I do write out a few notes for reference. The following is how I would write the notes … Continue reading

Posted in advice, Authors, back story, content, creating character, description, dialogue, Edit, fiction writing, Growing Up, Heritage, History, improve your craft, Memories, Memory, Memory Jogger, nostalgia, Novel Related, Real People Fiction, Story Telling, Uncategorized, women's fiction, Writing, writing themes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Photograph = Thousand Words

Post, photos copyright by Doris McCraw             This is an extra post this month. I thought instead of my usual post, I would share some photographs and give you some options for writing thoughts, stories, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Autumn, book cover, choices, cowboys, favorite things, Heritage, improve your craft, Uncategorized, Writing, writing prompts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

What sparks your author imagination?

This post is by Nancy Jardine What sparks your author imagination? Earlier this week, I made a return trip to a highly specialised museum /visitor centre named The Scottish Crannog Centre. This attraction is located at Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire, … Continue reading

Posted in description, History, Imagination, improve your craft, Scotland, Story Telling, visitor attraction | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Outside the Comfort Zone

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   Last weekend I took an extra day off from my “regular job” and traveled alone through Colorado and part of New Mexico to spend time with a friend I’ve known for more than … Continue reading

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Actor/Writer- How They Relate, Plus A New Release

Post written and copyright by Doris McCraw           As most readers of this post know I have researched the women doctors in Colorado prior to 1900 for some time now. During that time, I have also … Continue reading

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Promote Your Book in 10 Steps by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher’ley Grogg Books do not sell themselves. We have to get out there and get our names known and sell those books. Some of these you already practice and some of them are perhaps new to you. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Consequences by Erin Farwell

When my first book came out (I am working on the sequel) several experienced authors advised me to start a blog. Over and over I heard how it would help readers find my book and get to know my writing … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Authors, blogging, challenges, Expanding Horizons, improve your craft, novels, short stories, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments