Reverse Engineering Negative Reviews

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Good morning everyone! We’ve all had a negative review of some kind, whether it was on our finished work or just a critique. They hurt, sting, and really suck when we first get them, but what about after that? Everywhere you look online we can see blogs and articles about the pitfalls of receiving a negative review. The most common bits of advice are to ignore them and suck it up and move on, and, most importantly, never respond back. … Read More »

Confronting Your Fear

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Good morning everyone! Have you ever had that one thing you were afraid to do? Personally, my biggest fear is heights, but also jumping into something new. Let’s face it, we’re all creatures of habit and the idea that there are others out there waiting for us to trip or screw up doesn’t help. As writers, often times it’s something as simple as writing a different character or switching genres. While both seem simple, there are pitfalls for each choice … Read More »

Go Big or Go Home

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Good morning everyone! As writers we’re inundated with tons of information when starting out and, if we’re not careful, we can be buried by the information and never dig our way out. One of those is the “Go big or go home” mentality. One of the more common pieces of advice I’ve heard is, “If you can’t afford to spend $2000 dollars or more for editing, cover art, and so on, you shouldn’t write”. Just let that sink in for … Read More »

To Novel or Novella? That is the Question

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Good morning everyone! I figured I’d tap into a fun little discussion type of question on par with physical books or digital (At least in my experience): Do you prefer to write a novel or novella and does Amazon’s return policy play a part in our decision? I know for me, it’s a little of both. I love the depth a novel can get into. They give me a chance to really delve into a character and let them play … Read More »

People Watching

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Have you ever had that feeling like you’re being watched? I know I have, and it’s usually someone I never met that just sits across the room from me and placidly stares. To be honest, this used to freak me out. I didn’t understand what they were doing and my thoughts ranged from “She/he must think I’m cute” and “Wonder if she/he figured out where to hide my body yet?” Then I started writing this, well, this became somewhat normal. … Read More »

Back to Our Roots

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Good morning everyone! The other day I was chatting with a friend about history when I suddenly had an epiphany about why my stories are so character driven. I know, it sounds weird, but one thing I’ve learned is, when it comes to writing, nothing is too weird, right? Lol If you can’t guess, I love history, I mean I. Freaking. LOVE. History. I can’t get enough of shows on the history channels and will read text books (these are … Read More »

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