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From my author blog: In this follow-up post on story setting inspiration I explain how my "backyard" (the woods) can influence what I write. #writing #horror 
Last week I shared a photo taken from my front door, explaining how the setting I write in can inspire emotions and settings in the stories I write. Today's story setting inspiration is a photo from the other side of my house — the woods running deep behind it. I mentioned in the previous post ...
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In the latest post on my author blog I explore the way memories and everyday life can inspire story ideas for authors. Examples include saving my brothers' lives and my worst "date" ever. 
Pretty much anything can inspire a new story. A person. A place. An image. An overheard conversation. Even a memory. With a big push planned in short fiction this year, I'm pulling inspiration from anywhere I can find it. And memories are proving to be a surprisingly fruitful source.
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In this post on my author blog (as A.J. Klein) I revisit an old podcast episode featuring +Princess Jones. We chat about authors going crazy, attacking reviewers over negative book reviews.
I don't intend to share a lot of posts for other writers on this blog. But today is an exception because the subject matter applies just as much to book reviewers (including readers who post reviews on third party websites like Amazon). What I'd like to do is share a podcast episode from my All ...
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The library where I picked up my love of reading, how my reading habits changed over the years, and my roller coaster of a relationship with the horror genre are covered in this post on my author blog (A.J. Klein pseudonym).
My History With the Horror Genre. by A.J. Klein | Sep 4, 2012 | Horror Genre | 0 comments. Before I start using this blog to yap about my projects and writing process, I thought it was fitting to share a bit of my background with the horror genre as a whole and why I chose to pursue it.
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In this post I share some of my plans for 2016 and talk about different options for planning improvements to your writing career. The post covers new year's resolutions, general goal-setting, writing challenges, and experimentation as an option for those who have sworn off #writing  resolutions altogether.
Here are some options for setting writing goals, resolutions, and alteratives to help you grow your writing business this year.
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Haven't set any #writing  goals for the New Year yet? It's not too late! Here are three things writers should rethink for 2016 -- pricing, productivity, and plans. How will you improve your freelance writing, indie publishing, or blogging career this year?
Here are three things writers should rethink in the New Year to find even more writing success as freelance writers, indie authors, or bloggers.
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I'll be putting finishing touches on a novel outline this month. How will you prepare for #NaNoWriMo  this October? If you're short on ideas, I have some in this post (even for the pantsers among us).
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a little over two weeks away. But if you plan to take part in it this year, you shouldn't wait until November 1st to think about your new manuscript. Instead, use the rest of October for planning and outlining. Then, when NaNoWriMo begins, you'll be ready to jump into your story. How I'm …
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Are you waiting to launch your author blog until after your book launch? Find out why that's a bad idea (and what you can blog about even if you don't have a book to promote yet). #blogging   #authorblogs   #bookmarketing  
Find out why you should launch your author blog before your book is ready to be released. Plus, find author blog post ideas to get you started.
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Continuing my photo story starter series on my author blog is this photo taken last week in my front yard. The post features this plus the colored version (shared here previously and currently my header photo), plus a description of where I live and why the setting is such a great inspiration for #writing   #horror  stories.
To continue with the photo post series on setting inspiration, I want to share this photo which I took right outside my front door last week. (Hover your mouse pointer over it to see the original colored version too.) This photo isn't necessarily tied to any of my own horror stories, ...
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This post kicks off a new weekly series on one of my author blogs (under my A.J. Klein pseudonym). I'm featuring some of my photographs that inspire settings in my own horror stories as well as some to hopefully stir up some story ideas in others. 

The first features one of my favorite places -- a cemetery in Milford, CT (a town founded by my Puritan ancestors in the 1620s).
Today I'm kicking off a new series of posts — setting inspiration for horror writers. These will sometimes be photos inspiring my own stories' settings. And sometimes they'll just be eerie or otherwise interesting photos that I'm sharing in the hope they'll inspire others.
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Caught a glimpse out my window and couldn't help but snap a photo of this gorgeous sky - right outside my front door. :)
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That can be just as lovely. Some of my favorite photos are the ones I take when I'm back home in NYC. :)
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It's not too late to increase your writing income before the end of the year. Find out how indie authors, freelance writers, and bloggers can all boost their revenue with simple holiday marketing tactics.
Find out how freelance writers, bloggers, and indie authors can use holiday marketing tactics to boost writing income by the end of the year.
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