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THWT Question for 15 JAN 2019

Here is the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for 15 JAN 2019: 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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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Nine

Number Nine Final Drafts Are Still Pretty Rough OK, maybe they’re REALLY rough. No matter how carefully you read your manuscript, there will be errors. Grammar, spelling, syntax, and all of the rest will creep in and entrench the errors so deep that you, as the writer, can’t even see them. Logic and flow errors …

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Vanishing Authors

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have likely seen me comment over the years about why so many authors (mostly working in the indie or self-published arenas) seem to vanish from social media and other writer forums. As I have also commented, I have had a few ideas as to why this happens, …

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THWT Question for 08 JAN 2019

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today: What has been the best compliment given to you as an writer? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Eight

Number Eight Don’t Fear The Editors This Rule is a rough one for most writers, no matter if they are a seasoned professional author with decades in the business or if they are a new writer struggling with their first story. Editors can be intimidating, and that’s a good thing. It is the editor—at least …

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THWT Question for 01 JAN 2019

Here is the first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for 2019: If cost and/or availability were not issues, what ONE book would you most like to own? Be specific! Keep Loving and Happy New Year!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Seven

Number Seven Never Underestimate The Power Of The Backlist As frightening as it might be, some writers don’t even know what the backlist is. So, let me quote from Wikipedia… A backlist is a list of older books available from a publisher, as opposed to titles newly published (sometimes called the front list). Building a …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Six

Number Six Odds Are The Style Manual Is Wrong Does anyone really know how many different style manuals are out there? It must be in the hundreds, if not thousands. Every major university has one. Every major publication has one. Pretty much every industry has their own. Some publishers have one they use that they …

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THWT Question for 18 DEC 2018

This week we’ll look at your book(s) being made into movies… Think of your favorite character from your books. If one (or more!) of the books were made into a movie, who would you cast to play this character? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Five

Number FiveAgents That Represent Single Titles Instead Of The Author Are Con-Artists Do you have an agent? If no, you need to look into getting one. To make it to the real big time in the writing industry, you really need representation. Yeah, you can make some money on your own, but not much. (While …

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