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#Scrivathon16: the 24hr word sprint

Originally posted on A.Y. Chao:
I’m revising, of course. But somehow the more I revise and think the more my brain seems to stretch. So on top of taking a developmental editing class with the incredible Rhay Christou  and another editing class—Before You Hit Send— with Angela James, working my revisions, and learning all…

ARC Review: The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman

Originally posted on Living Within Fiction:
SYNOPSIS A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess. Fawn doesn’t believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers. Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings,…

Spotlight Saturday #11

Originally posted on Crazy Little Thing Called Life:
Hi Guys! So I’m at a conference right now….Probably very sleep deprived but thats besides the point. I’ve remembered a post! YAY!!! ? So, first off, tell us a bit about you! I’m a freshman in college, I’ve been writing since I was 6, and self-published a…

Transfer to ZaraHoffman.com

Hello, Everyone! Sorry for being MIA for such a long time. High school has been super busy, I published a book, and well, life got in the way. Anyway, I would like to welcome all my new subscribers, and let you all know that I won’t be posting on here in the foreseeable future. Instead, I’ll be … Continue reading

The Spastic Writer: Writers: beware the 3 deadly itches

The Spastic Writer: Writers: beware the 3 deadly itches. I really love this post, it’s great.

How to Publish on Create Space

Originally posted on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors:
I often get questions about the exact Create Space procedure, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post it for everyone.This is going to look like a long post because I am using screen captures. Also of note, this si current as of this posting. Create…

What Makes a Novel Unforgettable?

Originally posted on Lisa Morrow Official Author Page:
I fell in love with a character.  And, no, he wasn’t some handsome rouge in the latest romance, but he was original and well-developed.  He was the main character in a novel that, in itself, was not a completely unique book (although is quite good).  This character,…

Where do you like your fiction to take you? The power of a killer setting…

Originally posted on Fiction 4 Writers and Readers:
Bilbo has his Bag’s End. Harry has his Hogwarts. Dorothy has her Oz. It’s hard to resist an amazing fictional setting isn’t it? Or is it? Personally, I’m a sucker for an unusual setting. Remote base in the Antarctic? I’m there. Canadian wilderness? You bet. Hollywood? The weirdest…

Ethan Cross: Why use a pen name?

Originally posted on The Story Plant:
There are a lot of different reasons to use a pen name. The obvious one being that people can’t say, spell, or remember your real name. I also know some authors who use a pseudonym because of a conflict with their day job. For example, one such author writes…