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I love the way your eyes wrinkle when you smile, making chuckle lines, crow's feet, crinkles, happy crinkles.  Crinkles that say you’ve lived - worried, squinted, cried, hurt, and above all - laughed.

As you all know, any degree of success as an author calls for a recipe with several ingredients: talent, skill/craft, determination/perseverance, and a willingness to promote yourself shamelessly. I’m writing this piece to focus your attention on that last item, and to modify it.

The Finer Points of Editing
Mary Nancy
Smith

Writing is a process. It is not a "one stop shop" adventure. It begins with an idea and morphs into characters that walk, talk, and harass the author until they take shape on the page. Next, come the details - settings, descriptions, and conversations. When that is complete, it is time to flesh out a story, to make sure everything the author wants to say is included, before the final ending...

Why Keep a Blog?
Valerie
Steimle

There are thousands of blogs from all over the world on the internet. We hear about “blogging”, “posting” and “blog tours”. We are authors of books and readers read our work. So why should writers even bother setting up a blog? There are many reasons, here are four of them:

What's In a Title?
Paul
Stansfield

Like probably a lot of authors, I sometimes have problems coming up with titles for my stories.  Often I complete the tale first, then give it a title.  It’s a tricky thing—you don’t want to use a name that’s too obvious, or too boring, or too obscure, or too pretentious.  It can be an awfully fine line sometimes.  For my first ebook (Dead Reckoning), I made another mistake—I chose an extremely

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