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Writing Methods | Pantzers vs Plotters Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

What's your writing method? Do you plot everything out before you start, like you did with your essays at college? Or do you just start writing? Myself, I just start writing and then plan as I go. In this guest post, Sheldon Townsend discusses ways of writing from a practical point of view.
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Ebook Vs Print | It’s a Matter of Preference

Where did all the book stores go? In today's guest post, Tina Marie Westbrook discusses eBooks vs print ... and reminisces on the joy of entering a book shop. Enjoy!
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It's a Matter of Preference

by Tina Marie Westbrook

Tina Westbrook ebook vs print headshotThere was a time, not so long ago, when a visit to the local bookstore was an adventure. But with time comes change and since the explosion of the internet the way we read and purchase books has virtually made bookstores extinct.
Perhaps my fondness of bookstores stems from my childhood. I grew up in the age of bookstores. Not only did we not have e-books, but we didn’t even have the internet! If a book was what you were looking for, you had to venture out your front door and make the trek to your local bookseller. Continue reading Ebook Vs Print | It’s a Matter of Preference

Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

Childhood reading stimulates all kinds of creativity. In this reflective piece, Ann Swann reveals how, as a child, her reading scheme was the foundation of her writing career.
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Creation of a Writer

by Ann Swann

Ann Swann Creation of a writer Reading post picOn my Twitter profile, I boldly state that one of my books seeks to change the world and the others are just for entertainment. Flippant, maybe. True? Yes. Of course it also says I will write for chocolate. And that much is a fib. For years I’ve written for much, much less than chocolate. Continue reading Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

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Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

How did you get started as a writer? In today's guest post, Joe Conlon, talks about his experience. Enjoy!
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How to Get Started as a Writer

by Joe Conlan

Joe Conlan get started as a writer post picHave you ever made the statement to anyone who would listen, “I’ve always wanted to…" ? I’m pretty sure most of us have on many occasions about a variety of experiences. Sometimes, we even make it happen. Since I was a young adult, I completed that sentence with “write a book.” It might have never happened for me if a simple question from my ex-father-in-law hadn’t given me the kick in the butt I needed. Continue reading Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

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Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder

Self Publishing is hard. There are no two ways about it. I think we have all felt the frustration of self publishing a work of genius, only to find that no one buys it. Readers don't know it's there unless we can find an efficient marketing strategy! Writers, even when they've been traditionally published, have to get their hands dirty with marketing.

Enjoy today's guest rant by Dairenna Von Ravenstone - you may find yourself, as I did, nodding in agreement all the way through it! Continue reading Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder