Mar 17

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Two

    Number Twenty-Two Write What Will Sell   I know, I know… Everyone who writes for a living should know this, but it seems everyday there are examples proving that’s not the case. At this point, we do need to draw a distinction between the types of writers as the industry sees things. Generally …

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Mar 14

THWT Question for 14 MAR 2017

    Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this week:   What do you, as an author, see as the biggest challenge to the publishing industry today? Why?   Keep Loving!    

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Mar 10

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-One

    Number Twenty-One Never Back Down From An Editor…Someone Else Will Buy The Book   The best way I can sum this up for you is to say that the author (aka YOU) knows best what makes the story work. No one else—most especially an editor—can do a better job than the author (aka …

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Mar 07

THWT Question for 07 MAR 2017

    This week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   What is your favorite writing format and why: Jumbo Novel (over 120,000 words); Long Novel (over 80,000 words); Novel (over 40,000 words); Novella (17,500 – 39,999 words); Novelette (7,500 – 17,499 words); Short Story (1000 – 7,499 words); Flash (less than 1,000 words)?   …

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Mar 03

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty

    Number Twenty Just Because It’s In The Dictionary, That Doesn’t Mean It’s Right   Back in the days when I did a little critiquing, I heard this all of the time. “Well, it’s in Webster, so it’s a real word.” And yes, I get the same crap from the kids when we play …

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Feb 28

THWT Question for 28 FEB 2017

    Here’s the last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for February 2017:   What was the hardest part of writing your FIRST PUBLISHED book?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 24

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Nineteen

Number Nineteen Between The Quotes, Grammar Doesn’t Count I’m a grammar Nazi. I admit that freely and fully. Bad grammar—and other associated issues like slang, syntax errors, and all the rest—drive me absolutely bonkers. Ask my kids. But the simple fact of the matter is that between the quotes—that is to say, in dialog—grammar doesn’t …

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Feb 21

THWT Question for 21 FEB 2017

    This week’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   How would you describe your specific writing voice?   Keep Loving!    

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Feb 17

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Eighteen

    Number Eighteen Never Listen To English Majors…Most Aren’t Published   The short version of this is that an English major knows a lot about the English language, like how to build a proper sentence, but by and large, they don’t know jack-shit about how to write a book people want to pay for …

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Feb 14

THWT Question for 14 FEB 2017

    Here’s a special Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for Valentine’s Day!   Tell us how you popped the question, or how it was popped to you.   Keep Loving!    

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