Seriously flawed standards

Timely news for indie authors. This is a lengthy post but worth the read if you’re a beginning self-published author, or considering self-publishing. Reblogged from https://rantingalong.blog/

Two on a Rant

Now, on a serious note.

I happened upon a writer on Twitter and Facebook:

Dakota Willink

Her Twitter introduction:  “Amazon Int’l Bestselling Romance Author | Survived my 1st publishing with coffee & wine | Music Lover | Star Wars Geek Since Birth.”

She explains how non-writers are scamming the system at Amazon

and

graciously allowed me to reprint (aka copy/paste) her post.

The “Stealing” of Ideas, and How “The Hunger Games” Was ...

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I need to tell a story – it’s going to be a long one, so settle in if you’re interested in hearing it.

I began writing my first book in 2013. I self-published it on December 27, 2015. I was new to the business and I literally knew nothing. I made my own cover, which I’m embarrassed of now. But hey – I was brand spanking new and was learning as I went. And yes, there were typos galore in this first book. My January 2016 sales…

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My Very Heartbeat

This precious friend has suffered debilitating cancer, still struggles with it, yet keeps writing and singing praises to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Reblogged from https://kristeennicolegillooly.wordpress.com

Kristeen Nicole Gillooly

I am a sinner.

I don’t deserve this life.

I could be dead, but I am breathing.

I am alive because someone else took my place. Jesus is my Savior, and I love Him with all my heart.

I have been humbled by my cancer.

I have been reminded that life is precious, that life is given and taken away by God Himself. There is a great respect that comes with finally accepting the reality of that fact.

Use me, Lord. Allow me to be productive with this day that you have given me, this opportunity to give you the glory for all that You are and all that You have done.

Oh Lord, I love you like no other.

I love you more than my very heartbeat.

“I found the one my heart loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4

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Make Your Readers Cry: Writing Emotional Scenes

Allison, Thank you so much for this post. Writing/displaying emotion is one of my pitfalls. It doesn’t come easy. And I have read and watched the Hunger Games books/movies. Looking forward to future tells. Reblogged from https://theryanlanz.com

A Writer's Path

by Allison Maruska

I watched The Hunger Games last night. I read the book before the movie came out, and I’ve seen the movie a few times. So I obviously knew what would happen. Still, a certain scene got me.

By that, I mean it made me weepy.

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Writing Tips For Great Scenes

This is timeless, great advice for all writers, even those who have been successful for years. Sometimes we get stuck and the characters don’t cooperate, won’t tell us their secrets. Reblogged from https://kmallanblogwordpress.com

K.M. Allan

If the thought of writing a novel freaks you out, first, know you’re not alone. Second, this seemingly huge task is not as overwhelming as you think it is.

Sure, you have to come up with characters, plot lines, unique ideas, master show, don’t tell, and learn how to use commas properly. And it could take months or even years to write all the words you’ll need to tell the story, but it can be done. How? By writing scene-by-scene.

Breaking your novel into smaller sections of work is Productivity 101 and will allow you to concentrate on just one specific scene and not think about what else you have to do to get your book written. That’s my first tip for a great scene. For the rest, keep reading…

Writing Tips For Great Scenes

Know What Kind Of Scene It Needs To Be

As a general rule:

  • The…

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