Study to Make Yourself a Successful Author

What makes a writer successful? It depends on how you define success. For some writers, it’s creating a runaway bestseller. For others it’s winning literary awards; and for still others, it’s building a reputation for writing good books and publishing them regularly, which will bring notoriety and a nice supplemental income. How you determine success […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Mystery Thrilling and Drive Your Readers Mad

You’ve finally finished your novel. It’s time to go back, edit for mistakes and clean up the countless things you didn’t have time to stop for as you were writing. Stopping meant slowing down the action on what you know is a stupendous, magnificent thriller. You’re excited! As you begin to read though, you wonder, […]

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2017 WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO #RRBC

Hi Guys! You’ve heard me talk about Rave Reviews Book Club (#RRBC) before. It’s the book club where members truly support each other and where all you have to do to remain a member is read four member books each year. It’s the book club that’s like a family, though very few of us have […]

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Why My Readers Fell In Love With My Bad Guy

I certainly didn’t intend to write a bad guy that my readers would love, but he just wouldn’t stay in the background. I’d intended for him to be low-key, dangerous, and despicable. However, as I added layers and brought dimension to his character, he stole the show! If the good guys were on the page […]

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Waiting for Writing Success? Here’s Some Encouragement!

Results, Now! is a book by education writer, Mike Schmoker. The title was intended to motivate and encourage educators of diverse learners. The title, however, is applicable to my subject today because Results, Now! is how so many of us feel about our blogs and our books. We’ve put in a lot of work and we want […]

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