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Letter from the Editor

Every writer, particularly those that are just starting on their careers or who have not gotten settled into their career yet, can afford to pay someone else to do which … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: If I Stay – Gayle Forman

‘I realise now dying is easy. Living is hard.’ After a fatal car crash that leaves 17 year old Mia barely alive If I Stay lets us follow her through … Continue reading

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Reasons Writers Should Embrace Social Media by Robbi H

Regardless of whether you are a freelance writer or an entrepreneur, you need to wrap your arms around social media. Your competition is jumping into the social media fray — … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter: The Many Roles of Today’s Writers by Lauren Grimley

When I decided almost two years ago that I wanted to really take a shot at being a writer, I knew the reality of what I was getting into. Or … Continue reading

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A Brief Guide to Social Marketing Management and the Importance of Getting It Right by Tsveta Zikolova

Absolutely. No one needs to tell you how popular sites like Twitter and Facebook are in this day and age. But do you realise the potential value to your business? … Continue reading

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Before You Get an Agent Build a Following by Richard P Nixon

Do you imagine the writing life to be sitting by the pool, sipping a margarita, listening to the birds chirp, relaxing, and your only worry is a paper cut you … Continue reading

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Book Marketing on a Dime by Heidi Loney

I think that all Indie authors can agree, that a large part of your job as an author is to get out there and build your author platform. There are … Continue reading

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eBook Marketing Tips for Maximum Exposure and Profit by David Horne

eBook Marketing for Maximum Exposure and Profit is something that all writers and authors want to learn about. But few follow through in taking on the role of promoting their … Continue reading

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How to Build a Writer’s Marketing Platform by Lisa A Mason

As a writer, are you interested in building a marketing platform? There are some important things you should know in order to do this successfully. No matter what type of … Continue reading

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How I Revised My Author Platform – A Writer’s Life by Harriet Hodgson

While I was busy cranking out copy, my author platform became stale. It was a decent platform and I was not ashamed of it, but like old coffee cake, it … Continue reading

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How to Build Your Credibility Online by Chris A Perry

Credibility is a combination of your accomplishments, your education and how others perceive you and your personal brand based on your previous words and actions. Credibility, like respect, is something … Continue reading

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Marketing Ideas for Indie Books and New Authors by Logan McKnight

The marketing process is one of the most important phases in book publishing. It not only enables the author to make a name for themselves but to also promote their … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing – Insider Social Media Optimisation Tips From An SEO Writer by Deepanjolie Figg

Whatever your answer, you can be sure that as a small business owner looking for ways to supercharge your Internet marketing efforts, you have arrived at the right place! In … Continue reading

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Taming the Beast – Ten Tips for Building Social Media Strategy by Kevin Kohleriter

Thinking about dipping your toes into social media, but not know where to start? Getting ahead in social media means integrating old school tactics like email campaigns, collateral, and sales … Continue reading

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How to Market a Book: Author Interview with Joanna Penn

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Social Media for Authors – The Author Hangout (Episode 1 w/ Jason Wiser)

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Blog Tips For Building A Bigger Audience In Less Time by Michael Hyatt

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SPEAK || Spoken Word Poem About Finding Your Voice by Shantel Honeyghan

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Who Am I? A Spoken Word Poem by Sara

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Letter From the Editor

This month is National Poetry Month so naturally I wanted this issue to focus on the art of writing poetry, prose, and also essays.  I hear so many people say … Continue reading

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Strength in Her Weakness || Spoken Word Piece by Poet Teresa H. || @WritersBlockClt @UNPLUGGEDCLT

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Spoken Word Poetry: “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” by Sabrina Benaim

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I gave Myself Away || Spoken Word Poem || S. Chelsey Shaw

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Spoken Word: SARAH KAY performs “A LOVE LETTER …”

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Writing Prose- An Overview of the Types of Prose by Patricia M Hines

Prose is the name of what most of us do, in one form or another, every day. If you think that you don’t write prose, think again. If you wrote … Continue reading

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Writing Poetry – Collecting Your Thoughts by Lisa A Mason

Once of the reasons why writing poetry like this is so hard is because it is hard to get a handle on what you are feeling anyway. You probably have … Continue reading

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Why Write Poetry? The Vision Behind Inspirational Or Spiritual Encouragement Poems by Deb Atkins

People write poems for different reasons. Most people that write poetry most likely use it as a way of expressing something they saw, felt, wanted, or experienced. When putting verse … Continue reading

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Wanna Be a Better Fiction Writer? Write Poetry by Angela Shafer

When I was in college, I majored in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing. In this particular program, there was a further emphasis between fiction and poetry. Most of … Continue reading

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How to Write Poetry? Tips to Write Meaningful Poetry Unveiled by Pallay Gogoi

Writing poetry is all about expressing those unsaid emotions. The beauty of a poem is eternal. Reading a poem every morning with a cup of coffee can easily soothe your … Continue reading

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How to Write Poetry for Children by Shelley C Bowers

Writing poetry for children can be tough. You weren’t expecting that were you? I bet you thought that writing poetry for children would be a doddle. Just dash off a … Continue reading

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How to Write Poetry Books That Sells by Irene Watson

Poetry is a beautiful form of self-expression that can lead readers to new insights as well as entertain readers, make them laugh, and move them deeply. That said, poetry books … Continue reading

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How to Write a First-Person Essay by Tom R Bentley

First-person essays span space, time and subject: the city dump, an obsessive bird, or a toy from the 60s–all subjects of essays I’ve published–are just one shuffle of an endless … Continue reading

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How To Locate Your True Poetic Voice And Write Poetry With Confidence by Pedro Whyte

Poetry is not a dead or obsolete literary medium however, it is supposed to transition with the times, and is supposed to reflect the culture of the poet, his world-view, … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Make Money Writing Poetry by Gary R. Hess

Everyone loves to make money. Why not? It helps us buy “stuff.” And stuff is what helps us pass time. If someone ever offers you the chance to make money … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Writing Poetry by Steve F Rock

Too much thinking isn’t a good thing! When it comes to writing poetry I have met plenty of people who spend it thinking and not writing, or writing and not … Continue reading

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Letter From the Editor

This month I wanted to focus on the importance of learning and exploring different genres in writing. It is very easy to find a niche in your writing career and … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: Boys Don’t Cry – Malorie Blackman

On A Level results day the doorbell rings, it’s not the postman with your results but your ex-girlfriend with a baby. She pops out to get supplies and calls to … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Avoid Crossing Writing-Genres by Susan Mary Malone

Traditional publishing is rigidly structured. No news flash there! But the stratification and specs of categories often bumfuzzle writers. And since I’ve just had this come up several times in … Continue reading

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Writing Children’s Books – Genre Differences by Karen Cioffi

There are a number of genres within the children’s book arena. The target audience ranges from babies right on through to young adults. This provides a unique situation for writers … Continue reading

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Women’s Fiction Elements – What is the Women’s Fiction Genre? By Lisa Dale

What is women’s fiction? Women’s fiction is a specialized writing genre. Although there are many similarities between women’s fiction and other genres, women’s fiction stands on its own. Some consider … Continue reading

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Writing Contemporary Romance Novels: 3 Things I Learned Writing and Self-Publishing My First One by Yuwanda Black

I’ve been a reader of contemporary romance novels since I was in my early teens. I’ve literally read hundreds of them. Even though I’ve been writing and selling ebooks online … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing a Romance Novel by David Urmann

A romance novel or story is anything that revolves around matters of the heart, relationships and the like. Perhaps some of the greatest novels in the history may or may … Continue reading

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About Mystery Writing by Steph Burkhart

Writing for the mystery genre can be fun, but there’s a lot of preliminary work that goes into it before you can sit down and begin. One of the most … Continue reading

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Modern Mystery Novels: Genre Bending in a Classic by Anthony Chatfield

A genre which I recently discovered and have been more or less in love with ever since doing so, is the detective, noir, mystery genre. Of course those are all … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Writing A Mystery by Billie A Williams

There is no mystery about writing a mystery -not really, but there are some things to observe if you want to write a compelling mystery. First, to qualify as a … Continue reading

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Write a Self-Help Book OR a Memoir, Don’t Try to Blend Genres by Carmen Berry

You’ve got a book inside of you that is aching to be born. Fantastic! Let me ask you this…”When you picture your book in your mind’s eye, what does it … Continue reading

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How to Write Travel by Barry Sheppard

Good travel writing has the power to motivate others to invest time and money exploring a town, city, state, or country that someone else has described with mesmerizing effectiveness. The … Continue reading

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Script Writing – The Driving Force of the Movie Industry by En Jio

When we think about our favourite movies, it is the rich and engaging story lines and the captivating characters that made them memorable. There are, of course, other important elements … Continue reading

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Fantasy Genres by John Halas

Deciding which of the fantasy genres to write or read requires some research. Some of the different fantasy genres, include Epic, Teen, Supernatural, Historical, Niche, and Women’s. The first step … Continue reading

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