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THE INNER STRUGGLE: HOW TO SHOW A CHARACTER’S REPRESSED EMOTIONS by Angela Ackerman from Jane Friedman
EDITOR’ S COMMENT: Angela notes it is important to draw characters from the real world with real human experiences. The discussion includes over-under reactions, tics and tells, and fight, flight, or freeze responses.
SURVEILLANCE BY KEYSTROKES – GIVING PERMISSION TO SNOOP by Debbie Burke from Killzoneblog
EDITOR’ S COMMENT: Scary
NEW WRITING SCAMS TO LOOKOUT FOR IN 2019 by Anne R. Allen from Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Author Solutions was infamous in the last decade. The post discusses the spawn of Author Solutions today,
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Publish date, spring 2019
WHY INDIE AUTHORS NEED LITERARY EXECUTORS & HOW TO APPOINT ONE by Maggie Lynch from The Alliance of Independent Authors
EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is an important post for any author who has published or unpublished work
HOW TO SET UP AND EDIT YOUR AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PROFILE by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Nate offers detailed useful information to assist authors. This post continues that tradition.
PROMOTION IS NOT PLATFORM & ADS ARE NOT A BRAND: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE by Kristen Lamb, Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Successful promotion is first knowing the definition of a brand. The post discusses what is in a name, why brands are important, and what is a platform. Good stuff.
Publish date, fall 2019
HOW TO MAKE YOUR AUDIOBOOK WORK FOR YOU by Tina Dietz from The Creative Penn
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The advice for authors is do not use your own voice and know your rights.
BUSTING THE MYTHS OF BOOK MARKETING from BookMarketingBuzzBlog
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The myths include the media is shrinking, cover the big media and your set, and you need to be a bestselling author to get publicity.
HOW TO GET YOUR BOOK CONSIDERED FOR PLACEMENT IN BARNES AND NOBLE AND OTHER RETAILERS from Nonfiction Authors Association
EDITOR’S COMMENT: It can be a tough road to achieve placement on Barnes and Noble shelf. And it is a worthy goal.
NEW AND (MOSTLY IMPROVED) WORDPRESS FORMATTING OPTIONS by Julie Glover from Writers in the Storm
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I confess, I possess a strong opinion on the new (mostly improved) WordPress changes. I know, the world is changing and I’m stuck somewhere else. Seriously, take a look and see if it can help you.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF BOOK SPINE DESIGN by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Sounds like a rather boring subject. Trust me, it can be a consuming task satisfying the publisher’s requirement.
HELPING SENIOR CITIZENS SELF-PUBLISH by Joel Friedlander from The Book Designer
EDITOR’S COMMENT: The bottom line is seniors, unlike any other group, have life experiences that provide outstanding literary contributions.
Publish date, 2020
LIST OF LITERARY DEVICES – 25 + EXAMPLES FROM POPULAR STORIES from reedsy
REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR STORY’S POINT OF VIEW WITH FREE INDIRECT STYLE by David Safford from TheWritePractice
BOOK PROMOTION: DO THIS, NOT THAT – JANUARY 2019 by Amy Collins from the Book Designer
WSJ SAYS AMAZON OWNS BOOK PUBLISHING – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR WRITERS by Anne Wayman from About Freelance Writing