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Best of the Blogs 21 October 2016

The best posts I’ve read in the week to 21 October 2016 … on writing, editing, marketing, and an update on the Amazon book review situation. Writing I’ve got two posts this week looking at different aspects of point of view. Both posts give lots of great advice on how to use deep POV to improve …

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Best of the Blogs – 14 October 2016

The best blog posts I’ve read this week on writing, editing, publishing and marketing (and a bit of fun, and a new release from client Elaine Fraser): Writing Two big things any aspiring fiction writer needs to learn are how to use point of view, and the importance of showing, not telling. In this post …

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Best of the Blogs 7 October 2016

The best of the blog posts I’ve read this week on changes at Amazon, writing, editing, publishing and what comes next … and a fun post which basically describes my dream job. Well, apart from editing! Changes at Amazon But first, an announcement: Amazon have updated their rules around product reviews. They will no longer permit “incentivized” …

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Best of the Blogs: 30 September 2016

The best posts I’ve read in this week on writing and social media, a fun video … and two giveaways. Writing KM Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors has an excellent post on the differences between scenes and chapters: 7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters And Joanna Penn, on 7 Steps to Writing …

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Best of the Blogs: 23 September 2016

The best posts I’ve read this week on reading, writing, editing and marketing: Reading I don’t understand the popularity of Amish fiction, perhaps because I’m not American. But as this article from Debbi Gusti at Seekerville shows, not even the authors can explain why Amish fiction is so successful: Amish Fiction? What’s the draw? Can you …

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What Do I Do Next?

Last week, I answered a question from a client: is my manuscript publishable? Yesterday, I started to answer her second question: what do I do next? The one-line summary is I said to delete all adverbs and overused words. If you’d like to check that post out in more detail, click here. Today I’m at …

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