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A Logline Needs Conflict New!

If your logline does not mention a main conflict, then it must be presumed it is because it does not have one. If a publisher is sent your logline and there is no mention of a conflict, then he will come to that conclusion also....

Learn To Market Yourself New!

Too many writers focus on becoming a successful author, in comparison to the hard work that actually goes into completing a well structured and compelling manuscript. It is vital to understand that the process is a very long and gradual one. Ask any famous novelist about...

Simple Ways to Increase Your Chance In A Fish Eat Fish World New!

Be Uniform. Be uniform in your writing. Readers like to notice author's patterns. Use the same hashtag in every single blog post, Facebook shout-out, and Twitter shout-out. Use the same author image in all of your social media outlets, and the same symbol to represent your work. Be Professional. I...

Logline Mistakes To Avoid: Part Two New!

When you are creating a logline for your novel, it is tempting to go down the road of the clichéd logline similar to the film trailer. This is the biggest mistake writers can make, because it screams to the publisher that you are a novice...

Logline Mistakes To Avoid New!

Writing loglines reveals not only how well we know the main story behind our novel, but how well we can entice the publisher with just a few sentences. The truth is that most agents and publishers will read the first few lines of your query letter...

The Art Of Good Conversation New!

Sometimes you are faced with social situations where you have to make conversation with a complete stranger. For many of us, including myself, the thought of walking into a room full of strangers and starting a conversation is abhorrent. As I approach the person, you can literally...

Build Relationships: Do Not Network

What exactly is networking? The term is both specific and obscure. Does it mean attending parties with other writers, or maybe having lunch together and discussing storylines and character development? Does it mean that you attend functions? What should you wear to these events? Do...

It Is All In The Spine (Part 2)

In It Is All In the Spine Part I, you were introduced to the importance of creating a marriage between a great story and the book cover. It is the cover that will speak for your work. The cover attracts and draws in the reader. On...

How To Find A Brilliant Idea To Blog About

One of the downsides of being a freelance writer is the times that creativity seems to have disappeared. Sometimes it causes you to doubt yourself and your abilities, maybe even doubt whether this whole professional writing thing is really for you. “What on earth am I going...

It Is All In The Spine

If you are book lover like me, you read a lot. The types of books that I read vary from children's, mystery, suspense and business to biographies. For me, books provide several avenues for discovering new worlds to educate me on things that surround me....