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THWT Question for 14 APR 2020

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Six

Number Twenty-Six There Are No Limits I’m talking about limits on what you can write. There is no essential difference between writing a short story, a novella, a novel, a teleplay, a screenplay, or an audio book. (And yes, you can write something aimed at being an audio book only.) The limits here really come …

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THWT Question for 07 APR 2020

The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for this month is: When–if ever–do you hope to retire? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Five

Number Twenty-Five Take Care When Revising Your Story…You May Break It Every writer does it. Professional authors are not an exception either. Just because we’ve been in the business for a few years, that doesn’t mean we aren’t just a little stupid sometimes. Besides, the temptation is simply too great…you’re working along at your normal …

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THWT Question for 31 MAR 2020

Today’s Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Keep Loving!

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Four

Number Twenty-Four Beware Of Publishers Bearing Gifts OK…this is an exceedingly rare problem, but I learned this Rule the hard way. A few of you reading this may be old enough to remember the payola scandals of the 1950’s. Many more may be familiar with the events through research or just general interest. In short, …

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Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Three

Number Twenty-Three Listen To Your Readers, Not The “Experts” Of all the rules, this could very well be the hardest one to learn and—more to the point—follow. We all want the approval of someone we consider to be an expert of some sort or another. That expert might be a teacher, a respected or admired …

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THWT Question for 17 MAR 2020

The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for today is: As a general rule, which is harder for you to write: (1) A typical passage of about 200 words in a current work in progress or, (2) A typical 200 word cover blurb for a book about to be released? Why? Keep Loving!

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 speaking, there are …

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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 YOU) at making …

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