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Questions 3: Anybody Having Any Luck with Marketing?

I’ve got nothing here.  For a long time, I’ve felt that one needs tons of money to succeed in marketing an indie book.  Another way is to send out tons of freebies in the hopes of snagging reviews.  Yet, Amazon … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Writing from Trauma

Originally, I was going to write at length about this concept.  Then, I thought it would be more beneficial to open up the floor after a small discussion.  Everyone handles trauma differently and writing directly about it isn’t always the … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Power Up for You!

This might be more difficult than I assume.  Being someone who has played video games since childhood, I’m used to temporary Power Ups.  Others might not be so quick to think up anything.  So, take your time if you want … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Writing About Hatred

Setting this up in March, so I don’t know how messy Monday went.  Hopefully I’m not reopening barely healed wounds or subjecting myself to more fighting.  After all, hatred, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and all of the other words for … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Plot is the Glue or Something

Last of the elements is plot.  This is the ‘what’ is happening to the characters and in the setting.  Also, you may want to explain ‘why’, which can overlap with the other two.  The simplest explanation is that these are … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Setting the Scene

Element two is setting, which is what the picture above mentions.  If characters are the who then this is the what and when.  Setting is always more than just a location, but the time of events as well.  Is it … Continue reading

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Questions 3: It’s About Characters

Characters are essential to the story.  Their existence answers the question of ‘Who is this happening to’ when one follows the events.  They give the reader a POV to use as a reference point.  They bring life to the setting … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Love and Pain on Valentine’s Day

Yeah.  This isn’t romantic at all, but Valentine’s Day isn’t really my holiday.  It does get me thinking about how closely linked love and pain are.  To be in love, you open yourself to another and expose yourself to the … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Being Critical

Maybe I’m wrong or I just wander to the wrong sites.  Still, it feels like people are much more critical of art than they were even a few years ago.  Things are torn apart and insulted before they’re fully released.  … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Working for the Long Game

Being an author of long series, I focus a lot on the overarching plot or long game when I’m planning.  This really hit home with War of Nytefall: Eulogy because of all the strings I had to lace together.  I’d been … Continue reading

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