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Add dialog to give characters a voice

Adding dialog lets readers “hear” how a character sounds. Does he sound like a southerner, an immigrant or does he speak formally annunciating each word? Of course, we’re generalizing. Go through the story and introduce dialog—direct and indirect. She said … Continue reading

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How to make money selling books for 99¢

I found this BookBaby blog very interesting. “Can You Make Millions Selling 99¢ Books? Amanda Hocking did.” It outlines how writer Amanda Hocking sold her first ebook for 99¢ and once she got readers hooked, she raised the price of … Continue reading

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Amazon leads eBook sales

eBook Sales (in English-speaking countries) According to a report by AuthorEarnings.com

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A good story features interesting characters

Some people believe there are 5 main elements of story writing; others think there are 7. The first 5 elements of good story writing are character, the setting, the plot, conflict or antagonists, and resolution. The other 2 elements are theme … Continue reading

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Books available online

Robin Sees a Monster, Shirl the Squirrel Rises to New Heights, Tragedy on the Twenty, and Preserving Smithville books are available at Natural Abilities, 197 Griffin Street in Smithville. Robin Sees a Monster is available in hardcover, softcover, or Kindle from Ingram or Amazon. … Continue reading

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Can you name 5 ways to get your book published?

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Can you name 5 ways to get your book published?

By Barbara A. Fanson, author, graphic designer Most people can name the two most common methods for publishing a book: traditional publishing and self-publishing. But, I have published over 30 books in five different ways. If you’ve written a story that … Continue reading

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What is the difference between a brochure and a flyer?

The short answer: a brochure is landscaped and folded into panels. A flyer is a portrait sheet of paper that is usually printed on one side only and not folded. A flyer is a single, unfolded printed sheet that is … Continue reading

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Vector Drawings versus Raster Graphics

  There are 2 types of drawing programs on computers: vector or raster. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and CorelDraw are vector drawing programs, which can be enlarged, and they maintain their shape. Adobe Photoshop, CorelPaint, and SuperPaint are raster graphics, which … Continue reading

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Pantone’s colour of the year: Greenery

Load the new colours of the year into your Adobe programs. Continue reading

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