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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have avoided posts relating to the emotional side of the writing experience. Feel-good articles are subjective to the author. HOWEVER, this post was too good to pass up. In a nutshell, this post is a must read for any author working their talent inside the arena of their family and friends.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Kristen offers her thoughts on creating an outline that works. She discusses the Synopsis and In-Depth outlines along with the Snowflake and Bookend methods. You would think Kristen has completed her assignment on the issue. Authors are in for a treat with her adding three tips for outlining a novel.
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EDITOR’S COMMENT: When you consider the volume of new books published each day, I believe authors may face the toughest competition of any endeavor. Sue points out a critical point to level the playing field. A killer book description. Check out the last hook in Step One. Wow!
EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is an interesting post worthy of a read. Simply put, having a concept for a story is not the road to a successful novel. Concept PLUS premise is what agents look for in a submission. Larry offers criteria to help explain his post. Good stuff.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Brian gives a good discussion on the effort to snag a traditional publisher and self-publishing. The post is helpful for any author struggling on which road to travel for literary success. Brian raised a statistic that surprised me. Traditional publishers published one thousand books a day each day of the year. The estimate is Indies double that number.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Okay, I admit it. I have not read much of Lee Child. I should have. I’m a thriller writer. Apparently Lee writes often that “Reacher said nothing.” James Bell offers some alternatives to Lee Child’s approach.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Blogging is not a new subject on the Journal. This post is a bit different in that the author quit blogging only to return. For those of you who blog, this post may be of interest to you.
FOUR WAYS TO CREATE YOUR AUTHOR PERSONA by Donna Galanti from Writers in the Storm
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Donna offers some useful points on how to create an author persona. What I found particularly helpful was examples of rookie mistakes.
FIVE QUICK WAYS TO SHIFT DESCRIPTION AND SETTING INTO DEEP POV by Lisa Hall-Wilson from Writers in the Storm
BOOK PROMOTION: DO THIS, NOT THAT by Amy Collins from The Book Designer
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED SYNDICATING YOUR BLOGS by Kathy Edens from ProWritingAid