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Month: December 2013

“What’s Wrong with My Story?” Part 2.

By Marlo Garner The most common narrative mistakes I see include: Stories that start in one place with one problem, then continue and/or end in a completely different place with quite a different problem solved. A story about a quest for a friend suddenly becomes a story about dealing with a bully. The protagonist changes …

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Why One Author Decided to Self-Publish: Hyperbole by Ryan Parmenter

by Marie Valentine, editor In one of the best books I’ve had the pleasure of editing, Ryan Parmenter had me grinning and grimacing while reading Hyperbole, laughing through the bleakness of the comedy. In a dystopian “post-7/11” world, people swallow black boxes that reveal their deepest secrets when they die. The book reveals and revels …

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71 Twitter Hashtags All Authors Should Know

[fancy_header3]Children and YA[/fancy_header3] #kidlit #kidlitchat #MGLit (middle grade lit) #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) #yalitchat [fancy_header3]Publishing[/fancy_header3] #publishing #askagent #pubtip #askauthor #getpublished #indieauthors #indiepub [fancy_header3]When you quote a line from a novel[/fancy_header3] #novelines [fancy_header3]Poetry[/fancy_header3] #poetry #poem #poet #poetrymonth [fancy_header3]E-Books[/fancy_header3] #ebook #kindle #sony #nook #pubit #smashwords #kobo #bookbuzzr #freado #ipad #amazon #kindlechat [fancy_header3]Your Readers[/fancy_header3] …

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