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Yay! Treasured Claim, my debut novel is out!

She's a dragon shifter with a taste for stealing jewels, and he's a billionaire who catches her with a stolen necklace. ;)

http://jamigold.com/treasured-claim/
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Very cool! For the next 3 days, writing instructor Holly Lisle is offering a FREE 3-day Mini-Writing-Workshop. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1JIZRdL :)
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Yeeks! Have you heard of Amazon Scout? That's their crowdsourced publishing experiment.

If you're chosen, you get a somewhat traditional publisher contract--but with NO editing, cover, etc. Oh, and the contract is non-negotiable.

So what, exactly, would they be doing for their 50% cut? I'm calling this a "do not submit" recommendation. :/

http://jimhines.livejournal.com/756908.html?thread=21551532#t21551532
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+Jami Gold I agree. Always avoid the non-negotiable contract, no matter who it's made with.
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Do You Have a Business Plan?

If not, the latest worksheet I added to the collection on my blog might help. :)

#writing   #businessplan
No one will ever care about our success as much as we do. That’s why—even though we’re writers—we should think of ourselves, at least on some level, as business people. Not all of us have a business mindset, however. We might […]
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Following on from your post on Motivation, I think having a business plan is a FABULOUS motivator. Once we know where we're headed there's no need to get lost in procrastination, wondering what to do next.
Thank you, Jami. :)
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Writing Inspiration

Rise above cliche characters and conflicts. ;)

#writinginspiration   #writingtips  
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Seeing this many character insights in one place is stunning. A great collection of quotes on how to create characters (with links to the posts they came from for more context).

#characterization   #writingadvice  
 
99 Essential Quotes on Character Creation
Character creation is tough. It's a shifting dune of traits and insight and humanness.

One of these quotes will teach you something if you're willing to learn. I don't know which one. I just know that they are magnificent, as are the articles and experts behind them.

99 Essential Quotes on Character Creation
http://www.writingeekery.com/character-creation-quotes/

Among the Quoted: +K.M. Weiland +Jami Gold +Nathan Bransford +Darcy Pattison +Kristen Lamb +Lauren Sapala +Skye Fairwin +James Scott Bell +Jordan Dane +C. S. Lakin +Jessica Topper +Casey Herringshaw +Angela Ackerman +Skylar Spring +Marcy Kennedy +Stavros Halvatzis +Therese Walsh +Charlotte Rains Dixon +Karen Woodward +Leslie Greffenius +Melissa Donovan +Anne R. Allen +Joe Bunting +Larry Brooks +Lucy V Hay +Roz Morris +Beth Hill +Katie Ganshert

And I want to say thank you. It's an honor to quote you.

#writing #writingtips #writinginsights  
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Thanks, Lisa. =)
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Fantastic new resource! If you like my beat sheets but need examples to understand how they work, check out +K.M. Weiland's new Story Structure Database.

She breaks down books and movies to their beats. Most of the entries line up with the same beats as in my Basic Beat Sheet (http://jamigold.com/worksheets), so you can take what you learn from the examples and apply it to your own story. :)

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/story-structures/

#writetip   #storytelling   #writingtips   #writing  
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Ah, awesome! I hope you'll contribute a few analyses, Jami! And thanks for the shout out.
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Hey everyone! I know many of my friends fall into the "I want to self-publish but I don't have the money to do it well" category, so when I saw this, I thought of you. :D

I haven't gone through this class yet, so I can't speak to its methods, but I've been happy with Holly Lisle's classes before. She currently has this class on sale too! :)

If you go through this class, let me know how it is! :D

http://howtothinksideways.com/shop/the-publishing-while-broke-workshop/?idev_id=27

#selfpublishing   #indiepublishing  
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Want to Know How to Create a Book Trailer?

My beta buddy +Angela Quarles has the rundown on how she created a trailer that was featured on USA Today's Happily Ever After column. :)
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Jami Gold you've proven yourself 'golden' again! Thank you.
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Writing Inspiration

Love is beautiful in all its forms. :)

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Beautiful
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Not sure what to comment on when you beta read? Or want ideas of what to ask your beta readers about? Check out my new Beta Reading Worksheet! :)

#betareading   #feedback   #writingtips  
This past weekend, I guest blogged at Anne R. Allen’s site with a post about beta readers: where to find them and how to keep them. The guest post built off several articles I’ve shared here on my blog, such […]
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Jami, this is fantastic--and timely for me. Thank you. 
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I'm so bad about updating my G+ circles because half the people who "add" me are spammer types. :(

I just added a bunch of people I could tell are "real," but if I'm in your circles and you're real and I missed adding you, let me know. :D
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Hi there!  I just started following you.  I'm not an expert at this google thing, but I am definitely real.
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Author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy stories written in a "Beach Reads with Bite" style
Skills
Fiction Author, Developmental Editor/Book Doctor, Public Speaker/Workshop Presenter, and Blogger about the craft, business, and life of writing.
Story
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Paranormal Author
Introduction
Author of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Stories

After nursing a Pegasus back to health, 
Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use. Fortunately, her muse, an arrogant male who delights in causing her to sound as insane as possible, rewards her with unique and rich story ideas.

Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family—and zombie cat.

Are you a writer?
Check out Jami's popular beat sheets and writing tools at Worksheets for Writers.
Bragging rights
Over-achieving perfectionist, living with imaginary friends--er, story characters in her head, and Queen of the #KlutzClub.
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