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THWT Question for 12 FEB 2019

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: How many books have you written? Which one is your favorite? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Thirteen

Number Thirteen Your Great New Title Is Already Taken Titles are a problem for all authors. You want a title that will say something about the story and catch the potential buyer’s attention. Sometimes, that’s hard to do and most of us struggle as much with the title as we do with the story itself. …

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THWT Question for 05 FEB 2019

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today… Do you see any of your characters becoming popular among cosplayers? If so, which one(s) and why? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twelve

Number Twelve As Soon As A Book Is Released, You Will Find 100+ Editing Errors Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. O’Toole’s Corollary: Murphy was an optimist. Yes, Murphy is alive and well. He works in the publishing business. Just a couple of my own experiences in this area… I once released …

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THWT Question for 29 JAN 2019

Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today… Have you written a book (or story) you love that you have not been able to publish for some reason? Keep Loving!

THWT Question for 22 JAN 2019

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: How do you pick excerpts used to promote your books? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Ten

Number Ten Generally Speaking, Writing Experts Aren’t I want you to think about something totally unrelated to writing for a minute… How many people are there professing they are “experts” in social media or search engine optimization (SEO) or various other subjects related to online marketing? Millions? More? Why are there so many? Because there …

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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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