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Oct
03

The Law of Quality

“Every fine story must leave in the mind of the sensitive reader an intangible residuum of pleasure, a cadence, a quality of voice that is exclusively the writer’s own, individual, […]

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Posted on: October 3, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
25

What Non-Fiction Authors Can Learn from Fiction Authors

Those of us who write non-fiction have the opportunity to learn three essential writing practices from our friends who write fiction. I enjoy reading novels, especially since most of my […]

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Posted on: September 25, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
19

WRITING LESS IS OFTEN MORE

All of us who love to write often are caught in an “expression” trap. We know what we want to say, but to fully express our thoughts we become wordy […]

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Posted on: September 19, 2018 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
May
21

It’s Time to Abandon Your Bunker Mentality

We could all learn something from Napoleon Bonaparte. Reportedly he once said, “The old nobility would have survived if they had known enough to become masters of printed materials.”[1] Does […]

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Posted on: May 21, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
May
19

The importance of Visually Writing

We live in a graphics age. Television, video games, and even the most popular Facebook and Twitter posts include stunning graphic images. They tell the story and the capture out […]

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May
14

Raising the Stakes with Emotion

Generally speaking I’m not an emotional guy. However, when the right sequence of experiences hit me, I’m a basket case. Certain movies, songs, and certainly my kids and grandkids can […]

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Posted on: May 14, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Nov
12

3 Ways You Can Use Categories to Sell Your Books

Typically, as we write, the core message (or in fiction the core conflict) will determine what the book is about. These “cores” do not, however determine the book’s genre or […]

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Posted on: November 12, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
 

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