The Writers Grapevine Magazine


The Writers Grapevine…

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THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE: VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

COPYRIGHT FEBRUARY 2020

A PUBLICATION OF TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING (AUTHOR, BLOGGER, BUSINESS ASSIST)

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GREETING…

Hello everyone and welcome to another Incredible edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

How do I know it’s Incredible? Because it’s filled with “Incredible” contributors. But the proof is as they say… “In the pudding.” Or in this case on the page. So, grab your favorite drink, snuggle down into your most comfortable reading nest and ready yourself for some great discoveries.

This month we have new releases, great articles and reports of things to come. So, without further ado, here’s the…

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The Dark Valley


The Dark Valley by Claire Plaisted, recently released as an Electric Eclectic ebook. Enjoy and #Share #EE

Karen's Book Buzz Blog

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The Dark Valley is a fantasy story. It was originally I just enjoyed writing this story, originally for Gems of Strength Anthology, which is about strong women. It is can be described as a dark fairy tale with some not very likeable creatures called Trolls who run mines to source precious gems.

The Crones are witch-like characters who want what every older woman want—to be young and pretty. The Crones have magical powers and they take the soul of the young people to help them achieve this. That is until along came Clarissa who finally breaks the curse on their valley.

I hope you enjoy the story, written in British English, and if you do, why not seek out some of my other work, too?

An Electric Eclectic Book

Amazon UK
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Karen’s Book Buzz Review

I would describe this story as a grown up fairy tale. It…

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The Dark Valley with Electric Eclectic


New Release for Claire Plaisted. A short simple fantasy romance story for YA audience. Enjoy and please leave a review. Thanks

Claire Plaisted - Author

Dark Valley Banner

The Dark Valley is a fantasy story. It was originally I just enjoyed writing this story, originally for Gems of Strength Anthology, which is about strong women. It is can be described as a dark fairy tale with some not very likeable creatures called Trolls who run mines to source precious gems.

The Crones are witch-like characters who want what every older woman want—to be young and pretty. The Crones have magical powers and they take the soul of the young people to help them achieve this. That is until along came Clarissa who finally breaks the curse on their valley.

I hope you enjoy the story, written in British English, and if you do, why not seek out some of my other work, too?

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How to Publish with KDP: Part Three


Here is Part Three of publishing with KDP….Thanks Harmony

Story Empire

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Hello SErs. Harmony here. As promised earlier, here is the third installment in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback.

If you’d like to take a look back at the planned outline in that post, then here’s the shortlink: https://wp.me/p7OGru-29c. And here’s the link to Part 1: https://wp.me/p7OGru-29t. Finally, here’s the link to Part 2: https://wp.me/p7OGru-29J. To make it easy to browse back and forth, I’ve set all links to open in new tabs. As this series progresses, I will update the links for you so that each post includes links to all past posts in the series.

So, here’s Part Three: How to Format for eBook

First up, here is a list of the accepted formats that Amazon allows for uploading…

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7 Author Essentials To Get In Place Before Releasing A Book


Can you use Books2Read without using Draft to Digital? I know you can add links in. However, is the Book2Read account separate
from D2D?

K.M. Allan

It takes a lot of effort to put together a book, whether you’re working as a team with a publisher, or going the indie route and doing it yourself.

There are final edits to do/check, book covers to organize/approve of, and print and ebook files to wrangle together. By the time your book is ready to launch, you’ll most likely be happy to see the back of it—and patting yourself on the back for a job well done.

But if you thought the work was over now that your MS is an actual book, take a seat back at your desk. There are a few more things to do before launch.

7 Author Essentials To Get In Place Before Releasing A Book

1. A List

If you’re a list person, this will come naturally to you. If not, learn how to become a list person.

Much like thinking you’ll remember…

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