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What is a “High Concept” story? It’s the kind of story most likely to be picked up by Hollywood—the book or movie concept that can be pitched in one sentence, like “Snakes on a Plane.” Can you protect your High Concept idea? It’s not easy, but there are some things you can do…
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Some encouragement and sound advice from +Kristen Lamb
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This week we have our annual Holiday visit from the hilarious Tara Sparling. She tells us what writers want—what we really, really want—for Christmas. And it’s not too much to ask…is it, Santa?
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Are you a #NaNoWriMo winner? Do you have a completed first novel? What should a first-time novelist do after writing “the end” on that opus?
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It's another episode of Poisoning People for Fun and Profit. This time I'm talking about Potassium Chloride. Yes, the stuff that's in Mrs. Dash seasoning. It can be lethal.
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Potassium Chloride: Poisoning People for Fun and Profit--Part 38.
Potassium Chloride (KCl) is commonly known as a dietary supplement. It’s one of those “electrolytes” you’re always hearing about. You can find it in your Gatorade. KCl occurs naturally in the mineral Sylvite It is most widely used in fertilizer (called pota...
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We hope everybody is having a great Thanksgiving holiday. Today Ruth brings us some inspiring quotes from our favorite writers, including some downright hilarious stories.
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Want to know about author blogging and why it's different from business blogging? This podcast gives tips for authors about starting an author blog and why it helps your book sales.
Novelist Anne R. Allen
Novelist Anne R. Allen
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Stupid writing rules and bad advice can zoom around the booky quarters of the Internet as fast as Russian troll disinformation memes on Facebook. Newbie writers are mostly getting their advice online these days—from other newbie writers—so problems escalate quickly. So how do you learn from critique groups and beta readers? How do you know who do believe? It helps to know your own writer personality and learn how to filter rules and guidelines to find which ones pertain to YOU.
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We’re always hearing that traditional publishers don’t do anything to market a non-superstar author’s book. Turns out that’s not true. Canada’s Queen of Comedy, Melodie Campbell, tells us exactly what her publisher, Orca, does for her, and what she does herself. She gives great insights into what works for launching a book into today’s marketplace and what doesn’t. (Hint: Facebook launches and newsletters are totally last year.)
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