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BLURBING FOR SUCCESS! by Char Chaffin

  The Back Cover Blurb. Yes, I’ve said it; spoken that dreaded three-word whammy. Back Cover Blurb. By now there are authors blanching dead white and running for the hills as fast as their legs will carry them. Others might … Continue reading

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14 Effective Writing Habits of Famous Authors

Writing habits—what are they really? If we are disciplined writers are we supposed to hit the computer every day for x number of hours or words? Does it mean letting the dishes rot in the sink until you have your … Continue reading

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Creating Memorable Characters

There are many elements to consider as you write your novel but including memorable characters is perhaps the most important of all. We all remember characters that resonated with our hearts, long after closing the last page of a book. … Continue reading

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To Improving Our Craft—Hear, Hear!

In my earlier posts I may have mentioned that I am an avid audiobook fan. My 35-40 minute daily commute to my day job, coupled with the amazing medium of the audiobook, allows me to double my reading volume. In … Continue reading

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How to Salvage a Manuscript

During a recent forage through an old Writer’s Encyclopedia for blog ideas, I came across an entry entitled “How to Salvage a Manuscript.” Great topic for a writer’s tip blog, I thought. Here’s what the book recommended, and I quote. … Continue reading

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How to Select the Right Title

Once I have the initial spark of an idea, I let it percolate for several days, sometimes longer, until the right words come to mind. Those two to six words often come with no warning and provide the starting signal … Continue reading

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Keep Your Serial Fresh

Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep things fresh. Milk left in the fridge too long goes sour. Meat spoils, even in a freezer. You know this if you’ve ever cooked a freezer-burned steak. Bleech! If you don’t close up … Continue reading

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