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Confessions

Jan 24, 2017

The idea of confession is intriguing to me, both in and out of religious context. What if the one meant to listen has a confession of their own to make?

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Working Out Your Author Brand

Andrew Knighton Dec 27, 2016

Succeeding as an independent author, or as a creative of any sort, isn’t just about selling books. It’s about selling yourself.

This doesn’t mean that you’re indulging in some sort of slave contract. It means convincing people to take an interest in you, to follow what you do, and to keep buying the things that you’re selling.

To do that, you need a strong author brand.

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How to Breathe New Life into Old Fiction

Alex J Coyne Jan 17, 2017

Every writer has them: stories you wrote and then forgot about, stories you could never quite get a handle on and have put away, or ones that got rejected into shameful exile at the bottom of the desk drawer. These are almost always worth another look, and with some tweaking they might turn into gems. Here’s how to breathe life back into an old story.

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Getting the Right Book Cover

Andrew Knighton Jan 3, 2017

Your book’s cover is one of its primary selling points, alongside your cover copy. It may not feel fair that people will judge your words by the image they’re wrapped in, but it’s the way we work as people. We’re visually oriented. That glimpse of the cover will make all the difference in whether we read the blurb, never mind giving the whole book a go.

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Making Ends Meet: How to Write a Good Ending to a Story

Alex J Coyne Dec 21, 2016

If there’s anything writers struggle with even more than beginnings, it is endings. Imagine you’ve captured your reader’s attention, kept her following you for the entire journey, and now all of your hard work comes down to one final scene that will make or break her reading experience. Yikes!

Here are some tips on approaching your story's ending.

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3 Approaches to Landscape in your Story

Andrew Knighton Dec 6, 2016

Landscape can be a great source of atmosphere and inspiration in a story. From the desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s Dune to the rolling hills and menacing mountains of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s central to many memorable books.

So how can you use landscape to shape you stories and craft?

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