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October 21, 2021

How to Start a Writing Podcast

By Aliya Hall Creating a podcast is one more tool authors can utilize to get their name out there, find an audience, and promote their work. Although there are many writing and fiction podcasts available already, you will still offer listeners a unique perspective — especially when you find your niche in the market. Writing-related…

October 7, 2021

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in October 2021

These magazines pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets. Unnerving Magazine This magazine accepts short story and poetry submissions of horror and suspense, generally leaning toward horror. Their guidelines say, “Sex, gore and violence are welcome in moderation. Action over emotion, every time. Please no…

9 Spooky Places to Submit Your Writing this October

— By Kallie Falandays  If you’re like us, the chill air has you reaching for the spookiest books on the shelf. And as the pumpkins, skeletons, and ghouls make their way out this October, you may even find them creeping into your own poems. We may not be able to gather round the fire for…

September 23, 2021

How to Successfully Encourage Preorders

By Aliya Hall Preorders are an integral part of the publishing process, whether you’re publishing traditionally or indie. That said, it can be a challenge to encourage readers to order your book early instead of waiting until after its release. Preorder incentives are one way to not only draw more hype around your book, but…

September 16, 2021

Easy Character Creation Through 25 Core Elements

Sarina Byron Have you ever discarded manuscript after manuscript owing to a lack of that special something? Everything you write seems to be missing that special zest, that soul and you don’t know what it might be. Well, let me assure you that you are not alone. Every writer has gone through this and there…

September 2, 2021

What Writers Need to Know About Newsletter Service Providers

By Olaitan French Many contemporary writers build their audience and supplement their income by creating a newsletter and sending it through a subscription service.  Newsletter service providers allow content creators and individual writers to carve out a revenue program either as a side hustle or as a full-time business venture. Very little technological knowledge is…

August 5, 2021

What an Author Needs to Know (from the Editor’s Perspective)

By Colin Newton It’s perfectly understandable. An author, hot on the high of getting their work published and their online presence in shape, might start to keep a tally of how many clicks to affiliate links they’re registering. And while their click count goes up, their sales do not, at least not as much. “I’m…

July 22, 2021

Not Your Typical Book Launch

By Kathryn Haueisen Anyone who’s published a book knows the hard promotional work starts even before typing “The End” on the last page of the manuscript. Ideally, marketing the book starts months before the book is published. One major item on that “to do” list is planning a book launch, or ideally a series of…

July 15, 2021

Getting Past Author Angst

By Colin Newton Creativity can be counterintuitive. You might have experienced that in the creative process, like when ideas spring from the most unlikely places, but it can appear in the results too. One would think finishing a big piece of writing would result in a flood of positive emotions – happiness, pride or at…

July 8, 2021

Three Platforms for Serialized Fiction

Holly Garcia Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing an entire novel cover to cover without feedback? Maybe you’re a new author who hasn’t found their audience yet. Or perhaps you’re an established author who is looking to try out a new genre, but you aren’t sure how your current audience will react…

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