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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Why is the book better than the movie?

And a deeper question for writers… by Margaret Welwood It always takes me a while to recover from reading a Francine Rivers book because the characters continue to interact—scenarios from the book, and new ones as the heroes find themselves in further predicaments and need my help. I googled the first question in my title
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Name change…

We know that our name does not say it all. It only reflects a small portion of what we do. So, we have decided to change our name to something that will reflect well on us and our efforts in our mission. Here is our Mission Statement: Bringing GOD back into society by supporting Christian
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I wish AuthorsCommunity.net would…

Staff Okay, talk to us. What do you need? What would you like? What would be very nice but not entirely necessary? What is necessary for you to have to be successful as a writer that AuthorsCommunity.net might be able to provide? Sound off time! There are some businesses that just keep slogging along doing
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5 Ways to Destroy a Writing Career

by DiAnn Mills Writers daily receive blog posts that offer advice to build their careers. The publishing world has many sides, and each facet needs attention. We read— How to be successful How to sell more books How to strengthen characterization or content How to research and interview How to increase exposure through social media
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Anticipation is making me wait…

by Gina Burgess Sally watched Harry yawn, scratch his chest and pad to the bathroom to brush his teeth. He wet his toothbrush and spread the minty paste over it then popped it in his mouth brushing up and down the one hundred twenty-eight times he allotted every night. Bleh! What a boring paragraph. Why
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Book or Benefits – Appeal to the Senses in Promotion

By Gina Burgess I have nearly 35 years’ experience in sales and marketing all kinds of products and services, mostly services. I found out that I’m much better at promoting intangibles rather than tangibles. Services seem to have more obvious benefits than physical objects. Promotion of books came a bit harder for me to do
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