My Top 8 Tips for Editing & Revising Your Novel – Guest Post by Samantha Jayne Grubey

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If you’ve just finished your novel or are about to, this is the perfect blog post for you. What’s next? Continue reading

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What’s Radish – Guest Post by Sarah Royal

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The first place I heard of the Radish Fiction App was on Twitter, in February 2016. There, various authors who I followed shared posts about the app that was going to launch on Valentine’s Day. Sadly, I couldn’t download it because my phone software was too old – a reason why some other people also haven’t been able to download the app even though they wish to. Continue reading

The Shimmer Of Phantoms – Guest Post by Anne Marie Andrus

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Has it ever happened to you?

You’re alone, minding your own business, deeply lost in thought—until a stranger steals your attention. Maybe he holds a door open or stops to pick up the glove you dropped. Perhaps her allure leaps off the silver screen or masquerades behind a microphone, but the instant you make eye contact, a magnificent new soul commands your world. In the winter of 2009, the blinding power of new love found me in the pages of a novel—the one I was about to write. Continue reading

Bookstagram – Guest Post by Sarah, a.k.a. the Bohemian Blogger

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Hi, everyone, it’s so good to be back on Cat’s blog again. She’s awesome, one of the first few people that I followed on Wattpad. I’m Sarah mostly known as @HSH_DeathStar on Wattpad and today, I’m going to be talking about Instagram, more specifically the Bookstagram community.  Continue reading

My Launch Strategy – Guest Post by Nicolette Andrews

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Launching a book can be the most terrifying and exciting moment for an author. And it never gets any easier. I’m currently preparing to launch my eighth title and the second book in my Dragon Saga. Whether you’re launching your first book or your hundredth having a good plan in place is crucial. Today I’ll be talking about my launch plan and a little bit about what I have done when I’ve launched a book in the past. This is not a one size fits all sort of deal, but you can get a better idea of how to make your launch work for you.

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My Writing Process – Guest Post by Darly Jamison, Author of Strawberry Wine

Hey, kittens!

Welcome to the first post of March into My World March!

We have Darly Jamison, sharing her experience with us.

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Darly Jamison, Author of Strawberry Wine

My debut novel Strawberry Wine is now sitting on shelves at all of my favorite bookstores, but the truth is it was first born on Wattpad. Well, that’s not entirely correct. The story had been brewing inside my thoughts for years, ever since Continue reading

The Importance of Knowing Who You Are (a.k.a. Author Branding) – Guest Post by Michelle Jo Quinn

The Importance of Knowing Who You Are (a.k.a. Author Branding)

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by Michelle Jo Quinn

Disclaimer: I am not an expert.  Everything you will read here is through my own experiences, and what I’ve heard and read from other authors and online.

About two and a half years ago Continue reading

Review on Eleanor & Park – Guest Post by Sarah, a.k.a. the Bohemian Blogger

Review on Eleanor & Park

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by Sarah

(@HSH_DeathStar)

Today, I’ll be reviewing one of my favorite books of all time. It’s called Eleanor & Park and after this book, I’ve just been so obsessed with Rainbow Rowell’s writing. I’m proud to say that I even went and got all of her books but haven’t had the time to read any others yet, though.

So without further ado, here’s my review on the book. Continue reading

A Spotlight on Editing – Guest Post by Angela Stevens

A Spotlight On Editing

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by Angela Stevens

Why I Changed A Steamy Sexy Bathroom Scene Into A Decorating Scene

If I’m truly honest, I enjoy editing more than writing the first draft.

Why?

Because that’s when I discover the nuances in my story, where I refine the characters’ motivations, and where I find the novel’s balance. However, the down side is making the decision about deleting or totally redrafting whole scenes and chapters Continue reading