To Wattpad or Not to Wattpad


What a question! Last year my client Chloe King looked into writing on Wattpad. Finding that Erotic Stories were acceptable she went ahead with her plan.  Except it isn't as clear cut as that at all. Not even by a small bit. One story was reported and pulled down. No email to the author, no … Continue reading To Wattpad or Not to Wattpad

7 Tips to Giving Your Heroes and Villains Exotic Pets


Legends of Windemere

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Let’s keep the subject going because maybe there’s more to this than we realize.  After all, a character can be defined by their friends and that includes pets.  Yet, you can’t just toss anything in on a whim.  Not unless you’re being very random and think of animals as nothing more than window dressing.  Totally possible and I’m not one to judge . . . out loud.  So, here are some tips that may or may not help.

  1. The animal you pick needs to be viable for the adventure you have planned.  If there is a lot of traveling then a hamster might not be a good choice.  Traveling through a dungeon won’t do that goldfish any favors.  There needs to be a way that the animal can be in the story without getting underfoot or becoming a hindrance.  Otherwise, people wonder why they’re there and that’s…

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How to Get Free Book Reviews with No Blog, No List, and No Begging – Written By Dave Chesson…


A great article… 🙂

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On ‘Kindlepreneur’ Dave Chesson informs us on how to get necessary reviews, even if we don’t have a huge reader’s list yet. Thank you, Dave!


You probably don’t have to be convinced of the importance of getting free book reviews as well as kindle reviews.

However, how does a new author get those crucial Kindle book reviews or editorial reviews that will help to drive up sales?

Most resources rely on tactics that require already existing fan base, elaborate platforms, and major connections.

That’s all fine and dandy…if you have those resources at your disposal or are willing to trade in your friendship for a favor.

But what about the rest of us?

The ones who don’t have raving fans ready to drop reviews on request. Or those of us without a giant email list, social media following, and oodles of friends that we ‘want’ to send our books…

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Do Your Characters Take on a Life of Their Own? – Written By Jami Gold


Living Characters

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Jamie Gold provides us with an interesting post about our characters taking on a life of their own. Thanks for your insight on this, Jamie.


Ever get one of those injuries where you wish you had a better story to go with it? *sigh*

When a bundle of bamboo sticks I was trying to separate slipped, one punctured the tip of my index finger, right by the curve of my nail. Three hours of pressure and paper-towel-wrapped ice cubes later, the bleeding stopped so I could apply a bandage, but typing is…not fun.

So let’s do a shorter, fun post today. *grin*

There’s no end to the variety of ways we can get to know our characters. That goes double when it comes to getting to know our characters well enough that they become three-dimensional and take on a life of their own.

Let’s explore…

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4 Newbie Writer Mistakes that can Derail a Great Book Idea – Written By Anne R. Allen


Newbie Writer Mistakes…Let’s make your book idea the best idea

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Anne R. Allen informs us on her blog about four newbie writer mistakes that can derail a great book idea. Thanks for your information on that, Anne.


You’ve got a fantastic idea for a novel. It’s been hanging around for quite a while, knocking inside your noggin. The idea keeps saying, “Let me out! Release me! Put me in a book!”

Maybe there’s a scene in your head that plays like a video, with every detail of the setting right there, as if it’s on a screen. You know those characters. They’re like real people to you.

But you’ve never had the time to write it all down.

Now you do.

So here you are, finally banging out that scene. And another. And pretty soon you’ve written 10,000, maybe 15,000 words of brilliant, deathless prose. It almost wrote itself. Wow. That was almost too easy.

It IS brilliant, isn’t it?

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How to Boost your Readership with Guest Blogging – from Rachel Thompson – by Belinda Griffin…


Thank you for the information. Sharing 🙂

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on Bad Redhead Media:

Writers often ask if they should blog or not. My answer is usually yes, you should blog, but not necessarily on your own blog, at least not to begin with. Instead, guest blogging can be more effective.

In this post, I’m going to explain how to get started with guest blogging to increase your readership, and why you should try it.

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Call for submissions


Call for Submissions…

Electric Eclectic's Blog

Call for submissions to ELECTRIC PRESS – LITERARY INSIGHTS MAGAZINE.

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Electric Press is an online magazine for readers who love indie and small press authors.
Wanted for the MAY edition, articles relating to writing, books & publishing; written for/directed toward the ‘Reader’ & NOT other authors.
Suggestions for content include:
  • ‘A day in the life of ‘….’?
  • Author interviews.
  • Author Profiles.
  • Illustrator/cover designer interviews.
  • Some words on Editing/Formatting.
  • Poetry.
  • Short Stories.
  • Book reviews.
  • Life Stories.
  • Blog Posts.
  • Publishing Insights.
  • Market trends/movements
  • Effects of Coronavirus on indie authors.
  • Reports.
  • Upcoming/Cancelled Events/Shows.
  • Forthcoming Online Events/Broadcasts.
  • Competitions/Challenges

Contributions and Submissions are welcome from Indie authors, Small Press authors & Publishers, Author & publishing support services, Illustrators, Photographers, Artists & Cover designers, Book related websites/blogs, Book Reviewers.

Electric Press is a QUARTERLY periodical. Therefore, when contributing consider this edition covers May, June & July 2020 inclusive.
DEADLINE. Midnight BST, 20th of April 2020.
Please…

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Author Assist Radio Show.


Would you like a live Radio Interview for your book or business. Then have a read of this…

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I’m looking for one more guest for Friday 10th radio show. If you’re an author, publisher, PA, or work within the publishing industry and would like to be a guest on Author Assist radio show, send me a message and I’ll send you an info sheet.

http://artistfirst.com/kantas.htm

ArtistFirst Radio’s “Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas” is a LIVE one-hour prime-time worldwide promotional radio show on the ArtistFirst Radio Network, broadcast about independent and NYT bestselling authors, their books, their lives and their struggles. It’s a comfortable fun chat with some music thrown in for good measures.
Karina will also be tackling some of the main topics within the industry and throwing in one or two surprises for her guests.

Anyone can tune-in on their smartphone, wi-fi radio, tablet, laptop, or any internet device anywhere in the world by clicking: http://lin1.ash.fast-serv.com:7988/stream.mp3.m3u or logging on to http://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm and clicking on the “On Air”…

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