Archive for September 2017

Edit Your Own Novel then Find a Good Independent Editor

Editing your own novel should not be the last time your story gets edited. Editing your own novel should be one of the first, several times you go through the editing process. What you might think to do is… EDIT YOUR OWN NOVEL THEN FIND A GOOD INDIE EDITOR TO FIX ALL OF YOUR MISTAKES…

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Increase Your Author Platform with Contests

You can increase your author platform with contests, and not only by entering them but by judging them. For years, I’ve enjoyed the platform-boosting qualities of entering, placing, and winning writing contests. Writing contests are a great way to add exposure to your books. They can make you an instant bestseller. For instance, my novel…

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Guest Author, Daisy Hartwell

Guest Author, Daisy Hartwell… …is a long-time member of the Custom-Writing staff. While completing her degree in Linguistics, Daisy was looking for a part-time job as a writer, but, upon graduating from college, she decided to work full-time. Combining her knowledge of Linguistics with her distinctive writing style, Daisy is an incredibly productive and diligent…

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About Practice and Why Failing at Writing is Important to Learning

On Practice: Why Failing at Writing is Important to Learning Your Craft I get newsletters from writing sources–many of them. This morning, I read a blog post by Bob Hostetler where he quoted, Samuel Beckett, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Bob Hostetler is today’s guest author on The…

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Writing Practice for Fiction Writers

WRITING PRACTICE for Fiction Writers We will discuss writing practice for fiction writers in today’s post. How do you practice writing? I practice by writing poems and what I perceive will become short stories. But, I have to confess, sometimes the short stories have turned into novels. When I practice these two forms, I’m usually…

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Prayers for Florida and After the Season Writing

My Prayer for Florida: Please God, know how worried I am about the devastation heading for the State of Florida. I, like many others across the globe, have been riveted to news about this unbridled hurricane. On its brink, Mexico has suffered one of the biggest devastating events in recorded history–a magnitude 8.0 earthquake. My…

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