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Avoiding The Review Swap Trap | Roxanna C Revell

Review swapping usually happens when one author contacts another and suggests that they read each other’s books. It may not ever be said outright, but the idea is that both books are then left a five-star review. Again, I hear you asking, Why this is a problem? If authors need reviews (especially good reviews) then why not support each other in this way?
Surely, it’s harmless? Actually, no. If Amazon suspects that your reviews aren’t legitimate, they will strip you of them. All of them.

Review | Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

The story follows Alyssa and Kelton, two well-off/comfortable Californian teens, as they navigate a world without water. This near future dystopia was initially capitivating – it’s a terrifying version of California that isn’t really that far from our current world.

12 Forms Of Cheap or Free Book Advertising

A self-published authors greatest enemy is budget! When you’re funding everything yourself, it can get really expensive, really quickly! These cheap and free book advertising tips will help you to keep your budget in check.

Self-Publishing Tips to Boost Your Launch Sales | Roxanna C Revell

From the research that I did, I decided that self-publishing was the way to go, and I started looking into what I should do. I joined the help groups on Facebook, I read articles and I learned all about the right way to market yourself as an author. Then I did none of it.

Announcing The Launch Of The Midnight Quill Podcast | Hosted By T. C. Emerys, Maisy Osbon and M. J. Glenn

Two writer friends and I have been working hard behind the scenes to create a podcast all about writing, storytelling and self-publishing! In each episode we will discuss a different writing topic and we’ll be joined along the way by other authors and self-publishing experts.

Review | New Beginnings by Janet Olson

Ida and Engen’s 13-year-old friendship is altered when the death of their friend comes between them. Engen, guilt-ridden over Janelle’s passing, has become violent. Ida, in her grief, attempts to fill the loss with a one-night stand, which leaves her pregnant. As punishment, their parents force them to join a program called Youth of AmericaContinue reading “Review | New Beginnings by Janet Olson”

Differentiating Speakers: Writing Character Dialogue (With 4 Useful Exercises)

Dialogue is difficult – you’re creating spoken words in a written format. Any intonation, expression, pauses and voice breaks have to be described rather than heard, often making written speech feel emotionless.

Write With Confidence: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Ray Commins of StoryBud

Banish imposter syndrome when writing! While many can seemingly launch themselves into the world of writing and then shout about it with ease, many of us approach in more tentative, even timid, steps.

“Plotter” or “Pantser”: Finding A Writing Process That Works For You (With 4 Useful Exercises)

It’s useful is having a few different processes to fall back on. Variety is the spice of life but it’s also the spice of writing. It’s not as simple as “plot thoroughly” or “make it up”, there’s a degree of both, and lots of different methods within those.

8 Places To Find Freelance Writing Jobs (For Beginners)

How did you find your first ever freelance client?

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