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Self Publishing: The Writing Revolution

Becoming an author is easier than it has ever been – we have something to say and now, with the advent of self publishing in all its forms, we are able to reach an audience through our own efforts, rather than relying on being noticed by an agent or publishing house. This week’s guest poster, Adrian King, has some tips on how to take full advantage of the writing revolution. Continue Reading

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Outlining vs Chaos: the Pantser vs Plotter Dilemma

I have a tendency to just sit and write, developing a mind map as I go in order to keep track of characters and events. Is that how Pantsers work? In this post on how to be an author, Catherine McLean outlines the differences between Pantsers and Plotters, giving us a clear insight into the technical side of writing.

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Marketing and Publishing Your Book the Modern Way – Free of Literary Agents and Publishers

Today's guest post in the series How to be an Author is a highly amusing and engaging take on the experience of marketing and publishing a book, tracking down a literary agent - only to find that the book was picked up by a publisher who specifically didn't want to deal with one!

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Research and Writing: How Skeletons in the Ancestral Cupboard Fuel the Creative Process

Research and Writing

From science fiction to soap opera, good background research is so important to create the canvas on which to paint a novel. In today's how to be an author guest post, Scott Skipper shows how research and writing go together, using the discoveries he made while studying his genealogy. Three novels have arisen from this so far!
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