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Authors Answer 144 – The Writer’s Ego

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Everyone has an ego, right? The ego is an interesting thing. Some people have a big ego and think very highly of themselves. Others are the opposite, and don’t have much of…

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Authors Answer 143 – The First Book Advance

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Writing books is a job. Most authors do it with the hope that they can become a full time author, and be able to support themselves on the income they receive. But…

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No More “Glitches” for a While (with long and tirade-y explanation including things that aren’t grammar-related)

Sorry, but I’m going to have to use figurative language in this one (which is sort of important to a point I’m trying to make)…  This is how it’s supposed to work:  You believe something such as All cats hate … Continue reading

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Authors Answer 142 – Becoming Famous

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The vast majority of authors never become famous. They never have a bestseller. They are pretty much unknown. But many authors dream of making it big, becoming one of those authors who…

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Authors Answer 141 – Choosing a Title

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How can something so simple-looking be so difficult? The title may only be a few words, but it’s very important, especially if it’s to be memorable and eye-catching. A book could go…

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Sometimes, he shares an excerpt from a short story.

From “Solitude” (by Thomas Weaver & Paul B. Spence) I slept in someone’s tool shed on a pile of canvas sacking, that first night after I made my escape. I didn’t think I was entirely safe, but… safe enough, surely. … Continue reading

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Authors Answer 140 – Developing Plot

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You need characters and setting for a story, but what would it be without a plot? Not much of anything. The plot may be one of the most complex parts of writing.…

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