Transitioning from fanfiction

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Transitioning from fanfiction If you first wrote in someone else’s universe, and now you want to claim your own, you may be transitioning from fanfiction. Going from fan fiction writing to wholly original writing It’s more than just ‘filing off a few serial numbers’. How writing fanfiction can help you It teaches you how to […]

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Scene Setting

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Scene Setting Scene setting is important to know. What is Scene Setting? Basic scene setting is a fundamental skill which every writer needs to perfect. Let’s look at some ways to do it. All the old familiar places When your story takes place during the present day, you’re in luck! You can get away without […]

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Genre Treatments

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Genre Treatments What are genre treatments? Genre Treatments When it comes to genre treatments, do you treat horror, science fiction, and romance all the same way? Or do you just stick to one genre and call it a day? What are Literary Genres? It might help to understand just what literary genres are. Let’s start […]

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Editing Tips

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Editing Tips Some editing tips and tricks for you, me, and all the writers we know! And don’t know, too …. Because if you did NaNoWriMo this year, then now is right about the time you might start to thinking about attacking the editing beast. Or maybe you just don’t want to look at it […]

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Reviewing – Bad Reviews

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Bad Reviews Reviewing – Bad Reviews – lousy reviews are tough to write! However, you need to write the occasional less than wonderful review in order to establish and maintain credibility. Not every novel is a stellar one. Not every effort is perfect and pristine. This blog post is about reviewing badly-written works. But if a work […]

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Reviewing – Middling Reviews

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Middling Reviews Reviewing – Middling Reviews – fair to middling reviews are harder to write. Because there is definitely a skill involved. But you are probably going to write more of them than any other type of review. Why? Because truly superlative works are uncommon. As always, kindness should be your guide. The work isn’t […]

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Reviewing – Positive Reviews

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Positive Reviews Reviewing – Positive Reviews – these are the lifeblood of any independent author. We live for them! But how can you make them even better? Caveats Don’t provide a positive review in exchange for a positive one you just got. And don’t provide one in the hopes that you’ll get one in return. […]

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Interview with EJ Roberts

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Meet EJ Roberts EJ Roberts is an all-around indie author reviewer! Back in July of 2016 I did something different and handed over the reins to her. She’s from A Drop of Ink Reviews. So take it away, EJ Roberts! Background I am EJ Roberts, the reviewer for A Drop of Ink Reviews. So let’s sit […]

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Writing Needs Editing Part 2

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Editing Part 2 More Editing Editing Part 2! So last time, we looked at some general issues surrounding editing. Although the process may seem daunting, it still must be done. For this post, I will assume you have done the tasks outlined in the first part. If not, then this methodology will still work. But […]

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Writing Needs Editing Part 1

June 24, 2018 No Comments

Editing Part 1 What’s this All About? Editing in a Nutshell If you don’t do any editing, don’t expect people to read your work. Unless you normally write six-word horror stories, you are going to need an editor. Everybody needs this service. However, you should edit your work before handing it over to a professional. […]

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