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On Writing a Synopsis

Writing a synopsis is tough right? No wonder it’s called “The Dreaded Synopsis” when it’s time for a writer to create one. I’m currently working on creating my own, so hey, I’m right there with you. I just want to hire someone else to do it! But I know that no one knows my story […]

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5 Things Authors Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Guest post by Jordan Hansen Writing is generally a pretty solitary thing. You get your coffee, your laptop, and a comfy chair, maybe you put on a highly curated playlist, and you go. Because writing is so personal in nature, it’s not usually considered a task that can be shared. While I would agree with the […]

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Words of Wisdom for Writers

When I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in July this year I gained tons of valuable insight from successful authors, editors, and more. I collected these tidbits of advice and words of wisdom for writers and I wanted to share them with you here. Some of this may be obvious, or insightful, or […]

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The Reality of Judging a Book by its Cover

I think it’s time we talk about book covers. We all know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest, this usually applies to people, and not actually a book. If we are really keeping it honest here, then readers and authors alike understand that books really are judged by […]

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4 Things Authors Can Do To Keep It Fresh This Fall

Sunday marked the First day of Autumn, which means change of scenery, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything (for me at least), and for many authors out there, a new season of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing.  So in light of the changing season I came up with a short list of things authors can do […]

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