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Useful writing hints

I’m happy to share this writing advice from Linda Maye Adams via The Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age

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Local authors opportunity in Melbourne, FL

Authors for Authors has made arrangements to have a Local Authors’ Book Display for the month of June and it’s FREE! It is at the West Melbourne Library, located at 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne, FL (321) 952-4508. The contacts are the reference librarians, Mauri and Sara.

Just bring your book(s) and a small book easel with your name on it (I tape my business card to it.) You can place your book(s) on the display table.

If you would like to donate your book(s) just let them know. If not, be sure to pick up your books by June 30, 2018.

Join these authors with their books on display:

Valerie Allen

Janet Balletta

Lou Belcher

Mary Dall

Marshall Frank

DL Havlin

Debbie Johnson

Sarah Mamika

Ask McGrath

Holly Fox Vellekoop

JJ White

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Don’t rest on your laurels.

Writers need to keep learning. It’s so disappointing to read an author’s next books and not find the characters and the quality of writing that you loved:

via Filling the bucket of learning

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The Naked Writer–Lay Versus Lie

We would “lie down”—no object. We wouldn’t “lay down.”

Source: The Naked Writer–Lay Versus Lie

 

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Writing without an Outline like Minesweeper

I ran across this video that compares Writing without an outline to being like Minesweeper.  Or, I suppose, since I like submarines, those early days of submarining where danger was potentially all…

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Why the Reader Put That Book Down

These are the mistakes that will have me railing at the heavens and throwing a book across the room…followed by depression because I can never get those wasted hours back.

Source: Why the Reader Put That Book Down

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How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically

I’m rereading How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically, and this time I’m flagging the ideas so I can find and focus on them. There’s no way I could have dog-eared all those pages!

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