Children's Picture Books · Writing Tip

Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Just because you’re writing for kids doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy ride. On the contrary, children are some of the harshest critics. It needs as much thought and consideration as a book for adults, if not more! I’ve put together a collection of tips and thoughts from my experience of self-publishing a… Continue reading Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Guest post · Indie Authors · Writing Tip

Five Ways to Get Book Reviews in 2016 by Lexington Alexander

I want to thank Lex for writing this guest post for me. Read my review of Lex’s book, The Curly-tailed Cat. Many self-published authors, especially newer authors, have noticed that getting reviews for their books is becoming increasingly difficult. Many book bloggers and Youtubers aren’t even accepting new books right now because they’re drowning in… Continue reading Five Ways to Get Book Reviews in 2016 by Lexington Alexander

Fear and Self Doubt · Writing Tip

Dealing with Negative Reviews, Why it’s good to have a team.

I know there are lots of blog posts about this topic and lots of writers worrying about this issue, but let me show a different perspective on the matter. This blog post idea came to me from a friend who recently self-published her debut novel All Things Unholy. I edited this book. I am not… Continue reading Dealing with Negative Reviews, Why it’s good to have a team.

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Submissions and Rejections in Traditional Publishing

Every writer who’s ever been published will have accepted rejection somewhere along the line, whether it’s one rejection or more than 100 rejections. It’s not always easy but there are things you can do to help reduce the amount of rejections you get. One is to be prepared. Research the people you query: Do they… Continue reading Submissions and Rejections in Traditional Publishing

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How to Give Constructive Criticism to Another Writer

As a writer, particularly if you’re just starting out, it’s imperative that you have someone else look at your work. It’s important to get a pair of ‘fresh eyes’ to tell you what’s good and where it goes wrong and how to make it better. A writer should always encourage readers for feedback and constructive comments. When… Continue reading How to Give Constructive Criticism to Another Writer

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Tactical Magic Casting for Magicians and Magical Beings

Any fantasy writer who uses magic in their world needs to consider how the magic works, and the different types of magic your characters can use. When I was a kid I spent many hours playing Final Fantasy so I know how to use different magic in a tactical fight. Depending on your characters strengths… Continue reading Tactical Magic Casting for Magicians and Magical Beings