How to Become a Great Author

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A Writer's Path

by Jordan Jolley

Each author has different tactics of writing. Some authors will work from sunup to sundown while others may have part-time jobs. Some may have a deep love for historical fiction while another has a deep love for romance. Of course, one specific set of writing methods isn’t the same among authors. However, there are some tips and habits that will be very useful to anyone who writes. They are important tips.

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My experience with Publishing Under the Electric Eclectic Books Brand

Ann, thank you so much for this post. I had never heard of Electric Eclectic Books until now. Very informative. Reblogged from

Ann Writes Inspiration

Hello everyone,

Today I want to talk with you about my experience publishing a book under the Electric Eclectic Books, brand. First of all, Electric Eclectic Books, is not a publishing company, the organization helps authors who write short stories or novelettes between 6000 and 20k words, market their small eBooks to a specific audience.

Personally, this is the first time I published a children’t chapter, under any brand, whether it be my own business or the Electric Eclectic brand. Although Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure is my book and I have all rights to it, I can still publish under my business name. Electirc Eclectic helps me market my book with their logo and information on the cover, which drives more traffic to my book, thus producing more sales. I received assistance during the formatting process, and some editing recommendations from other Electric Eclectic authors.

I’d like to personally like…

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Changes are Coming to WordPress

Thank you so much for this helpful information. Glad to meet a brother in Christ. Reblogged from

Perfect Chaos

If you’re as passionate about blogging as I am, you’ll be curious and concerned about the fact that WordPress are working on a “revolutionary” new editor. In the coming months, the way in which you compose your blog posts on is going to change quite considerably.

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Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

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Staci Troilo

ImpossibleAnother week has flown by. Deadlines are looming, and my pulse is tripping.

When I got sick Wednesday and lost a full day of production, I panicked.

Then I took a deep breath. Things were what they were. I lost that budgeted time. I was five thousand words in the hole. I could moan about it, but what good would that do me? I had to make it up.

So I did.

Thursday, I posted over ten thousand words, and I finished the first draft. Actually worked long enough to finish a day ahead of schedule, and I’m ready to start my first proof.

If you had asked me about writing that much in a day, I’d say I’d come close twice but never managed it. If you had asked me if I could do it while not quite over an illness, I’d have scoffed.

“Impossible,” I’d have said.


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How to Write Better Stories

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Once Upon a Time....

How to Write Better Stories

better stories

A few insights to help you write better stories.

You know that feeling you get when you read a novel and become completely lost in it? You can’t put it down, so you lose track of time. When you finally finish, you wish it would just keep going.

Isn’t that the kind of story you want to write?

Over the past year, I’ve read only a few books that I couldn’t put down…

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How Long Should A Book Be? Word Count Guidelines by Genre – by Anne R Allen…

I have a few books by various authors that give this information, but for those authors/writers who do not, I am reblogging this from Thanks, Chris.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Follow word count guidelines to keep from snoozifying your reader. 

A constant complaint I hear from agents, editors, writing teachers, and reviewers is that they see too many manuscripts with inappropriate word counts.

If you’re getting a lot of form rejections or simply silence from agents, reviewers and editors, this may be why.

Word count guidelines have been trending down in the last decade. Most editors won’t look at a debut manuscript longer than 100K words—a little longer if it’s fantasy or a non-romance historical. They were not so rigid ten years ago.

Now publishers—and many readers—won’t take a chance on any long book by an unproven author.

While readers will happily plunk down the big bux for an 819-page book by George R. R. Martin, they’ll turn up their noses at a book that long—even if it only costs 99c—if it’s written by Who R. You.

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How to Write a Killer Author Bio – Article on Reedsy…

If you want to know how to write your author bio in a variety of ways, targeted to specific media, check out this post. Reblogged from

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

It’s important for indie authors to know how to write an author bio that tells readers: who you are, what you write, why readers should trust you, and how you stand out from other writers.

An author bio is like a calling card. “It’s something that will let readers get a sense of who you are, and is an important part for pitching media and book proposals,” sums up marketer Rachel Cone-Gorham, formerly of Penguin Random House.

This step-by-step guide dives into the four main components of a killer author bio and provides tips from our talented marketers for nailing each section.

Find out more HERE

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