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Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

@KatieMcCoach FOR THOSE THAT are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however a publisher is […]

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Great Premise that Falls Short: Settle Down Now Book Review

Settle Down Now by Leenna Naidoo About the book: Billionaire Charmaine Donnet’s search for Mr Right has gone public in the most humiliating way. Her dating coach, and trusted friend Joss, has decided to turn introvert Charmaine’s quest into a hit reality TV show. Charmaine finds herself interviewing potential Mr Rights live on air, and […]

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The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz is Gripping, Beautiful, and Meticulously Well-Written

A father’s love. A family’s tragedy. A daughter’s revenge. Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can’t afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he’s sent deep […]

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Book review: Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter

I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter by Dark Inferno is a well-written erotica eBook. It’s very short – just 35 pages, and it is a fast read – I finished it in one sitting; I think it took […]

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Critique Partners 101: Everything You Need To Know Before Pairing Up

Pairing up with a critique partner or group is very useful in strengthening your writing and getting an opinion on your work in progress before it’s published. Here’s the 101 on what you should know before you find and work with a critique partner: It is a partnership. Working with a critique partner or group […]

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Being able to do what’s best for your story, and not your ego

If you are a writer you are most likely familiar with the feeling that your writing is your “baby”. You treasure your writing—that poem, that book, that essay—it is a piece of you, it is you. But, if you wish to share that piece of you with the world, then you open yourself up to […]

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