Category Archives: Writing Advice

Writing Advice: It’s All About Character!

It’s All About Character   Whenever you read an amazing book, what are the two things that stick in your mind? For me it’s the characters and what they did. Now, think back to a book that just didn’t captivate … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: GIMP

Gimp We’ve talked about where to write your stories, where to format your stories, and now we get into the fun part, where to create book covers or promotional materials for your stories.   There are some authors who say … Continue reading

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Writing Advice Monday! Vellum 2.0

Vellum2.0 This week, we’re delving into the wonderful world of formatting. I have struggled with formatting since my very first keyboarding class in high school. I could get my paper to look the way my teacher wanted it to, but … Continue reading

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Indie Software Pt 2: Scrivener

Scrivener You may have heard of this writing software if you’ve ever been to a writing conference. The first time I stumbled upon Scrivener was an Internet search for writing software that would help me keep my ideas together and … Continue reading

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Software for the Indie Publisher

Software for the Indie Publisher You want to become an Indie published author. You’ve written a book, or you’re just dipping your toes into the water. Whatever your reason for clicking on this blog, I’m glad you’re here. When I … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: Spilling . . . er . . . Spelling

Winsell’s Fix-Its: Spilling . . . er . . Spelling   We have arrived! The last Writing Tips blog this month, and it’s a big one: editing! How hard is it to read a book that has spelling errors. Let’s … Continue reading

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Winsell’s Fix-Its PT 2 Head Hopping

Winsell’s Fix-Its: Head Hopping We are on to week two of my editing pet peeves. This week we’re learning about head hopping in your writing. Some of you may not know it by this particular name; so let me clarify … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: Winsell’s Fix-Its Pt 1

Winsell’s Fix-its: The Name Game This month, I’ll be focusing my writing advice on little fix-its that can really take away from the quality of your novel. They can cause a five star review to become a three star review. … Continue reading

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Writing Advice: Troubleshooting Your Novel

Book Review Troubleshooting Your Novel by Steven James   As you can tell by the featured picture of this article, I have gotten a lot out of Steven James’ Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems. … Continue reading

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Book Review! Launch to Market by Chris Fox

Launch to Market by Chris Fox This whole month has centered on marketing your brand and eventually your book. I thought a great way to wrap up the theme would be a book review on one of my favorite authors … Continue reading

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