Why You Should Outline Your Fiction Novel

Why You Should Outline Your Fiction Novel

A question I often get asked is if it’s better to outline your fiction novel or just have your idea and sit down and write the story. The answer is yes. Ok, I know that’s not all that helpful. But it’s not an easy question because there is no right or wrong answer. My first […]

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Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

Why You Need a Kick Ass Book Cover

A picture is worth a thousand words and people DO judge a book by its cover. Cliche and so true. Look at how Instagram and Pinterest have exploded. People LOVE images. Even before the onset of image-driven social media pictures captured people’s attention. The cover of your book will be the first thing people notice […]

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Back to the Basic Elements of Fiction

Back to the Basic Elements of Fiction

I’m a firm believer in keeping things as simple as possible. As a novelist, it’s easy to get sidetracked from the basic elements of fiction. These are the elements which create a great story and have proven to work over the years. Getting away from what works often causes problems. #writerproblems Do you have writer […]

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Promote your novel in 140 characters or less

Promote your novel in 140 characters or less

How can you promote your novel in 140 characters or less? With Twitter of course. Twitter is a free method of marketing you can use to promote your novel and your brand as an author. Who doesn’t like free? Out of all the social media platforms, Twitter is the noisiest. If you don’t focus your […]

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