Crash Proof Your Novel

by Randy Ingermanson What do you do if your computer crashes and you lose your entire novel? That would be bad. That would be horrible. That should never happen, but it does happen to some writers every year. And once a novel is lost, it’s lost. The only solution is to travel back in time
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How about a Waaaa Waaaa

by Gina Burgess You remember those old cartoons that had babies crying with their tears squirting three yards out of their eyes? Those babies would go, “Waaaa Waaaa!” Well, that is how I felt this past week for almost the whole week. We decided to revamp the website, give it a new theme and do
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Top 10 Reader’s (and Reviewer’s) Complaints

Top 10 Reader’s Complaints  TN Wesley did some research on Amazon.com and discovered some regularly appearing complaints from reviewers and readers. Here are the top ten: Unreal and underdeveloped characters who feel like stick figures. Overly wordy prose laced with grammatical errors and typos. Dull, predictable, repetitive stories written in a confusing style. Keeping readers
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Desk Lasagna

by Gina Burgess One of the main problems/challenges that writers face is procrastination. Admit it. We keep putting off writing for one reason or another, but what it boils down to is that we find something we think is more important to do than writing that article or finishing that chapter. I have such a
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Worrier or Warrior?

By Cherrilynn Bisbano What concerns you today? Bills? Health? Your new manuscript? Whatever worries you may have, God is with you. I worried that my manuscript was not good enough. I had reason to worry. It was horrible! Like most first drafts mine needed work. However, mine needed an entire rewrite. I love the Word
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No Guts, No Storyboard. Hierarchies, Storyboards, Flowcharts, Mindmaps, and Wireframes for Authors

No Guts, No Story…Board

Hierarchies, Storyboards, Flowcharts, Mindmaps, and Wireframes Remember in school when our science teacher (with the permanent frown lines) attempted to persuade us that graphic organizers were important in our documentation? Perhaps my teacher quit that year due to having me as her student, as I was compelled to fill up the graphic organizers with more
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A Marketing Experiment

by Margaret Welwood Working with a new Facebook friend, I found a (free) outlet for some of my poems, and a unique way to market my picture books for children. There Once Was a Singer Named Lil There once was a singer named Lil Whose voice was so utterly shrill, It cracked windows and doors,
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Who’s Got Your Back?

By Cherrilynn Bisbano I froze with fear, overlooking paradise. While serving at Barbers Point Naval Air Station Hawaii, my best friends Vicky and Steve decided to climb the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder. “Come with us, Cherrilynn,” Steve said. “You can climb 3,922 steps. Our fellow Radiomen did it every day during the Second
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Try Your Hand at Poetry

by Sarah Tun Three reasons to write poetry:  to get the creative juices flowing to connect with literary journals as possible publishing outlets to be encouraged because a little bit of publication can bring a lot of joy! I’m sure you can find others.  Be motivated:  Have you ever tried writing poetry? Or is it
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