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THWT Question for 02 JUN 2020

The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for June 2020 is: Are there any new authors that have grabbed your interest? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Three

Number Thirty-Three To Thine Own Self Be True And for God’s sake let others do it, too! I can’t tell you how often I see comments in mailing lists, blogs, seminars, and any number of other venues where someone who fancies themselves to be a successful author is telling everyone how they should all do …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-Two

Number Thirty-Two Pick a P-Word That Works for You Some people in the industry are into buzz words. Really into buzz words. They can sound like a cliché festival run amok sometimes. As for me, I hate buzz words, corporate-speak, and pretty much anything politically correct. I’m the CEO and board chair of a reasonable …

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THWT Question for 19 MAY 2020

Here is today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question: Have any of your books/stories been made into a video production (movie, TV, etc.)? Remember to keep your answers to 200 words or less! Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty-One

Number Thirty-One Size Matters And it matters in more than one way, too. People tend to make up their own definitions, but let me give you the industry-standard ones right up front… Flash – Less than 1,000 wordsShort Story – 1,001 to 7,499 wordsNovelette – 7,500 to 17,499 wordsNovella – 17,500 to 39,999 wordsNovel – …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirty

Number Thirty Thou Shalt Not Snark (This Rule was triggered by a production meeting I attended in Los Angeles where the other two writers on a project were nipping at each other like a pair of chihuahuas.) Isaac Asimov said in The Foundation Trilogy: “Violence…is the last resort of the incompetent.” I believe this applies …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Nine

Number Twenty-Nine Have Book, Will Travel Yep, just like Paladin on TV. Well, sort of… For most writers, there will come a time in their career when they will need to travel. Sometimes it’s to a convention. Others it may be to do a business meeting. And there may come a time when you’ll need …

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THWT Question for 28 APR 2020

The last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for April is: All authors have had at least one story “get away” from them and grow too large or have way too many characters or other writing nightmares. What was your worst runaway story? Did you fix it or just throw it away? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Eight

Number Twenty-Eight Get Thee A Pen Name…Or Several If you don’t have at least one pen name, you really need to get a few. Pen names do a bunch of things for you…they protect your identity from the crazies out there (and there are plenty of them…I have the scars from a butcher knife on …

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THWT Question for 21 APR 2020

The latest Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is: When reading another writer’s work, what is the one pet peeve you catch yourself grumping about most? Keep Loving!