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How to Optimize Twitter for Readers, Connections, and Opportunities

Twitter isn’t the optimal platform for selling books. Even with the recent implementation of #AmazonCart, authors shouldn’t go into the social media platform assuming they’re going to make a killing right away. If that’s the case, then why should you still consider Twitter as part of your author platform? It’s simple. Marketing is about more […]

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November 22, 2014

Breaking Through the Creative Wall

by Christopher C. Meeker Breaking Through The Creative Wall As fiction writers it is our job to entertain our readers through our words. There are times however when it becomes a struggle to come up with new ideas for that short story or novel you’re attempting to pen. Every writer suffers from a creativity deficiency […]

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November 18, 2014

Kill Your Lazy Darlings

by Massimo Marino During the editing process you need to cut, cut, cut. In writing, economy is gold: too many words can spoil a sentence and distract the reader. In my novels I end up cutting from 10,000 to 20,000 words from an average first draft of 100,000 words. Everybody is guilt of lazy writing […]

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