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Month: September 2015

Cardinal Rules Of Twitter

Cardinal Rules Of Twitter

Only original content need apply. Unlink your Facebook feed now, if you didn’t do it yesterday. A 140 character world is not one you can replicate with a bot. In fact it just pisses off the Twitter horde. Really, you are doing more harm than good at this point. Use the personality you were given. Writers are lauded for their voice or criticized for a lack of one. Use it on Twitter. An erotic romance author shouldn’t sound like an…

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Are you Twitterpated?

Are you Twitterpated?

In the past week, I struck up more than one conversations on the joys of Twitter. Fellow writers over food pondered the age-old question – why bother with twitter? And if I decide to do the twitter thing, how do I do it? As a writer with a manuscript to publishers for review, Twitter is my go-to marketing tool. I want to be counted in the writing community. Twitter is where the writing community lives and breathes between writing sprints…

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Necessary Evils of Editing

Necessary Evils of Editing

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” – Stephen King, On Writing   So Have I mentioned I love writing? I do. Did I mention I hate editing? I do. But then, many writers do.  So to combat my toe-curling, stomach-curdling dislike…

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Tools I Can’t Write Without

Tools I Can’t Write Without

  Sound the trumpets, drum roll please. Hell, why not a full orchestra to mark the occasion. I have finished my manuscript. (The heavens part and the sun creates a halo on around my head.) So none of that happened. I started on a whim, and unlike many other attempts at writing a full manuscript I have finished it. And edited it. And edited it. And edited it. You get the idea. When I started in November, I didn’t know…

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