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Writer's Corner Guest Articles

How I Used Instafreebie to Grow My Fan Base by Ines Johnson ~ Writer’s Corner Guest Post (@ineswrites)

How  I  Used  Instafreebie   to  Grow  My  Fan  Base   by Ines Johnson In a never-ending quest to find new readers for your books, have you considered setting your books free? Don’t gasp! It’s an age-old technique, that’s over a decade long. Independent and traditionally published authors have been setting their ebooks temporarily and permanently free in an effort...

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Writing the Unchosen One – Laura Bickle [Writer’s Corner Guest Post]

Writing the Unchosen One By Laura Bickle   Many fantasy stories feature a special protagonist – let’s call her the Chosen One. She has preternatural powers, uncanny abilities, or a grand destiny to fulfill. These characters are big characters with big arcs, reminding us on an archetypical level of Joan of Arc. Only she can speak to the Unseen, pull...

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Writer’s Corner Guest Post: Three Magic Words Every Writer Needs to Know – Lis Wiehl

Three Magic Words Every Writer Needs to Know by Lis Wiehl, author of The Candidate: A Newsmaker Novel Legendary editor Robert Gottlieb has just published a memoir entitled Avid Reader. It’s great fun, not to mention elucidating and instructive. Oh, and gossipy. And what’s better than gossipy? There are anecdotes with everyone from Bob Dylan (can you imagine editing Bob Dylan? Must...

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Writer’s Corner Guest Post: 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Transforming a Smash Hit Indie Book…) – Mitchell Hogan

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Transforming a Smash Hit Indie Book into a Traditionally Published Series) by Mitchell Hogan   Three years ago I self-published A Crucible of Souls, my first epic fantasy novel. I’d hoped for maybe a few hundred sales in the first six months, knowing I’d have to release more books, and do a ton of...

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Writer’s Corner Guest Post: Killing Your Darlings: Cutting Scenes from Your Novel – Brooke Johnson

Killing Your Darlings: Cutting Scenes from Your Novel For Books that Hook by Brooke Johnson Cutting a scene from a novel is no easy task, but sometimes, for the sake of word count, pacing, or other reasons, some scenes inevitably head off to the chopping block. But how do you know which scenes should stay and which scenes should go?...

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Writer’s Corner Guest Post: Does Social Proof Really Prove Anything? – HD Smith

Thank you so much to HD Smith who kindly wrote an article for this edition of Writer's Corner! Does social proof really prove anything?   “Social proof is also prominent on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The amount of followers, fans, views, likes, favorites and even comments that a user has positively affect how other users...

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Writer’s Corner Guest Post: A Great Book Genre and Why You Should Write It (Like Me) – Sabrina Benulis

A Great Book Genre and Why You Should Write It (Like Me) My name is Sabrina Benulis, and I both love and thankfully have the time and ability to write, fantasy fiction. But a lot of people ask me 'why?' What's so great about writing this particular genre? Or to make things short--why the heck did I pick it out...