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Show and Tell

I like the term, ‘show and tell’ much better than ‘show don’t tell’. Telling is a part of storytelling. It doesn’t replace showing, obviously. But these two are partners. It isn’t possible to only show. Discernment is the name of the game. You, the writer, must be able to discern between what needs to be […]

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Fire at Will, but aim for his funny bone!

Using Humor in Writing Everyone likes a little humor in writing. A chuckle can break the tension and give the reader a mind break. It’s one of those emotions that snap us out of a dull state of mind, energizes us, and opens the door to a positive reading experience – including ones that introduce […]

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Should I get a publicist?

Can a publicist meet a new author’s needs? Let me take a few minutes to share with you. When I share posts like this, I inevitably get angry emails from people who feel like their investment was a good value. For some, it may be. My goal is not to knock down publicists, but to give authors […]

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Adverbs – Halt! Friend or foe?

Adverbs are good when used with discretion. Just have another writer critique your work and the first thing that will be brought before the verbal firing squad is adverbs. Adverbs are looked upon as the enemy, but are they all bad? Halt for a moment and put them to the test. Even for experienced writers, […]

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Marketing through your blog

Marketing Blog truths. It’s often asked, “Is it necessary for an author to have a blog?” The answer is no, it is not necessary. However, it is a valuable marketing tool. Everyone should have a landing page where readers can find out about your book. A landing page can be either a blog or a […]

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