Continuity in Storytelling: How to Keep Facts Straight When Writing a Novel By: Laura Smith Introduction It’s common knowledge that author J.K. Rowling can answer any question off the top of her head about a character or event in her Harry Potter novels without ever contradicting her response. Rowling knows her world inside and out, a string of knowledge that her fans constantly challenge and appreciate, especially in the fantasy genre where every detail is practically built from scratch. However, that’s not every writer’s style. Sometimes a writer only knows what makes it onto the page. They can’t...Read More
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Creating Believable Characters for your Stories By: Sharon K. Connell Would you like to transport your readers right into the story you’re writing? Isn’t that what we want to happen to our readers? Of course it is. After all, we’re writing for the reader’s enjoyment. When I decide upon a character or scene for my work in progress, I first write down all the information I need to know about that character or the setting in which I’ll place that character. Personally, I like using a spiral notebook, but many writers like entering information into a spreadsheet or...Read More
How Can You Make a Bad Book Review Work in Your Favor? Another morning has broken and you awaken to a shining sun and chirping birds. You feel full of energy and ready to tackle anything the world happens to throw in your way. Nothing can stop you! In fact, it was not too long ago that you traded everything and set out on your journey to fulfill your dream of becoming an author. You were relentless with your writing and published a pure work of art. With all of this in the back of your mind you hop...Read More
Why Should I Market my Book? A Book Marketing Guide for Indie Authors You have just completed writing a virtual masterpiece! The words flow beautifully and seamlessly throughout the story. The setting description is truly magnificent and your characters are developed so well that they actually feel as if they are part of the family! There is no doubt about it…you have a winner on your hands! Or do you? The cruel truth is that writing that wonderful story is only part of what an indie author must do. To be successful and self-sufficient in this industry, they...Read More
A Comparison between EBooks and Paperback: Does it Make a Difference? Reading is an essential aspect of life and more people are taking it up as a hobby at any age. With that being said, the coming of the digital age brought about a variety of reading innovations along with it. Paperback books came first and seemed to be unrivalled for a while until modern technology came up with virtual books, or eBooks that people seemed to take to with unbridled enthusiasm. After all, these virtual books allowed avid readers to have as many books as they wanted and...Read More
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And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
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If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …