All posts tagged for authors

Four steps for avoiding the pitfalls we face while writing with clarity and brevity

by Precarious Yates The secret to good writing is to write with both brevity and clarity. Along the road to this combination are a number of pitfalls to avoid. At the same time, there are myriad ways to achieve the goal. This clarity and brevity combo doesn’t mean that everything has to sound […]

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Shouting Out Your Name

by Ruth O’Neil Social media can be a very powerful marketing tool, or it can be an annoyance to the people you are trying to reach. There’s a fine line. I admit that I joined a lot of groups hoping to share and find all sorts of buyers for my books. I probably annoyed at least some […]

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Seven Ways to Fuel Your Writing

by Paulette Harper Every writer needs to be inspired. No matter how many books one has written, there are times when we need a little inspiration to get us going.  Many times I sit at my computer, starting at the blank screen, waiting for words to start flowing. Sometimes they do, sometimes I need […]

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Creating Another Generation of Authors – Interviewing Young Authors

by Parker J. Cole *originally posted on the Write Stuff blog I was honored to be invited again by the Michigan Reading Association to interview a new crop of young authors.  The MRA allowed me this opportunity last year and you can listen to the details of that experience here. If I thought for […]

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Dear Reader

by Suzanne D. Williams Dear Reader, I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear […]

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Overcoming The Low Moments

by Suzanne D. Williams There are days when I have to force myself to smile. Any author knows what I mean – that plastic, I-don’t-want-to-hear-this expression that hides what you’re actually thinking. Because nothing should show how I really feel about negative reviews, low sales, or any of the other innumerable downers that […]

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Writing While Waiting

by Ruth O’Neil Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it was almost impossible to write? If I were to be completely honest, I’m there right now. Circumstances in my life are threatening to overtake me and run me down. Writing has been difficult for the last six months. It isn’t […]

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Crowdfunding and Authors: An Opinion Part Two

by Parker J. Cole For the first part of this discussion click here: http://graceandfaith4u.com/posts/crowdfunding-for-writers-by-parker-j-cole/ Needless to say, there is a virulent mental disease that has affected millions of people in today’s topsy turvy world. The spread of it is more rampant than the Black Plague which emptied Europe a few hundred years ago. […]

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How to Write a Novella by Suzanne D. Williams

I have made my writing career on novellas and short stories. By definition, this is any book less than 40,000 words. To date, I have seventy in publication written in a four year time span. So to say I know how to write one is putting it mildly. I recently read the words […]

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Crowdfunding and Authors – An Opinion Part One by Parker J. Cole

Crowdfunding is a wonderful vehicle to get ideas started and generated. Instead of the practice of seeking well-heeled investors who want a giant chunk of the profits for your idea, you invite the general public and those potential well-heeled investors to see if they want to partake of your idea. The concept is […]

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