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How to Do A Book Signing

Book signings are more than just opportunities to scribble our names on paper. They’re celebrations of our books even existing. Why not make a big deal out of that? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at a few ways to make book signings really pop. Here’s how you can meet new fans, engage

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How to Get Some Writing Done: Discipline vs. Enthusiasm

Sooner or later, most writers discover that the most difficult part of writing isn’t dreaming up characters or perfecting our sentences or learning story structure. No, the hardest part of getting some writing done is just… doing it. Procrastination is a hot topic (and a self-deprecating joke) among writers for the very reason that almost

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Grow a More Fertile Author Platform

by Eldred “Bob” Bird It’s springtime and we’re all stuck inside for the most part. Sure, you can step out into your own yard and do a little gardening, but I’ve also been using this time to tend a different garden that’s been sadly neglected—my author platform. What is an Author Platform? In simple terms,

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The Perfect Hero’s Journey Example: Star Wars

The Hero’s Journey is easily the most-used and most-loved storytelling structure in the history of humanity. It resonates with readers in ways that are as old as human D.N.A. itself. If you want to connect with readers and engage them on a deep level, you would be at an advantage to study this storytelling method

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Incidental Characters That Make Your Novel Zing

Minor characters are part of your cast of characters. They come “on stage” from time to time and serve specific purposes in the story. They don’t have huge, front and center roles, but they’re important to the overall plot. The characters at NASA trying to get Mark Watney home from Mars in The Martian have

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