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Books aren’t the only reason to fall in love with a home library. Fireplaces can add warmth and light to your home and spirits too, especially on long, cold winter nights. Find paradise by a fireside light and inspiration for your library’s decor with this round-up of the most eye-catching library fireplaces around
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Anne is at it again with a most excellent article on Blogging for Authors. If you’re an author and you’re looking to learn more about how your blog differs from a business blog, check out this post. She talks being true to your brand, not defining your blog success by numbers, networking and not sacrificing your WIP (work in progress).
My biggest mistake was that I didn’t see that an author blog has a different purpose and goal from a business blog. Author blogs aren’t about making money directly with ads or sales.
Instead, they provide a platform for your writing and a way to communicate with readers and fellow writers. An excellent one. In fact, a blog is still the best platform-building tool for authors, according to agent Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary, (Laurie will be visiting us in January.)
Good writers don’t need gimmicks. We only need to…
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I’ve said in previous posts that one of the most important parts of concluding a series is creating closure. You need to bring things to an end, which isn’t as easy as some people think. In fact, one of the reasons it can be so tough is because you have a variety of closure types to choose from. It depends a lot on what you’re going for, but even planning doesn’t alleviate all the pressure. So, what are the types?
- Classic Good Ending– All of the good guys get what they wanted and all of the bad guys got what they deserved. It’s the oldest type of closure in the book. Nothing messy and no risk of people feeling it’s a downer. Though, you might get called out for being weak and unoriginal.
- Classic Bad Ending– I’m not sure how long it took for someone…
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The end of the year is always marked by a substantial number of writing contests.
This December there are dozens of poetry, short story, essay, and full manuscript contests for every genre and style.
Some of the prizes are substantial. None of these contests charge entry fees.
Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to check submission guidelines before submitting.
Many contests are annual, so if you miss your ideal contest this year, you can always enter next year.