10 Cartoons about Writing
Jan17

10 Cartoons about Writing

Writing is a serious business, but there’s always time for a chuckle Most writers can relate to the humor in cartoons written about writing, writers, or the writer’s life, especially if they see something of themselves in it. Some cartoons are good for a smile, or to bring out the lighter side of the writing business, or just to brighten your day a little. Here are some of our favorite cartoons about writing and writers....

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Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms
Jul13

Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms

  Increasing Book Sales through Various Amazon Platforms Increasing book sales usually sparks a discussion about book promotion and marketing methods. However, there are some different platforms you could try that could potentially increase sales and boost your income at the same time. Here are some Amazon publishing platforms that could broaden your book’s audience.   Kindle Singles Kindle Singles are ideal for...

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Word Counts for Fiction: How Long Should Your Story Be?
Jul13

Word Counts for Fiction: How Long Should Your Story Be?

  A common question asked by many writers is: “How long should my story be?” The simplest answer is: As long as it takes to tell the whole story. However, there are certain word counts that editors prefer to see when submitting work. Here is an approximate word count guideline for story lengths: Micro-Fiction – up to 100 words This very abbreviated story is often difficult to write, and even harder to write...

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Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly
Jul08

Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly

  Most speculative fiction writers have a tendency to include a non-human character or two in their novels these days. Hard science fiction writers like to throw in a random bug-eyed, slime-dripping menace with which to threaten their heroes. Soft science fiction writers prefer the friendly alien races who act and speak like us, but have some physical differences. Fantasy writers tend to adopt a couple of aloof elves, maybe a few...

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Writing Short Fiction for Anthologies
Apr09

Writing Short Fiction for Anthologies

Anthologies are collections of short stories based around a central theme. Readers around the world love to read short fiction stories based on their favorite theme or genre. For writers, one of the best ways to get your creative ideas flowing is to search through calls for submissions into anthologies. While the pay rate for short fiction published in anthologies is not always high, there are many advantages to writing for these...

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Book Promotion Tips for Marketing Your Amazon Kindle Ebook
May06

Book Promotion Tips for Marketing Your Amazon Kindle Ebook

So you’ve written your book. You’ve edited it, formatted it perfectly, and you’ve finally managed to get it published.  What happens when the sales don’t come rolling in? How do you entice prospective readers to buy your book? Where do you find those elusive readers willing to spend their time lost in your fictional worlds? You might have written a brilliant award-winning masterpiece. Yet if no one knows your book...

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