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  • What Authors Can Learn from Goats

    Carol Vorvain


    Puppies, kitties - sweet creatures that eat before we do. Of course, that's the correct pecking order.

    Having said that, I have a confession to make: I am unabashedly head over heels in love with goats. I own two: Cookie and Boubu. And, as I write this, I gaze out at them through the window.

     How did this happen? Well, it was fate and a bunch of wrong assumptions.

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  • Ask the Editor: Tips on Revising a Novel
    Part 1

    Adrienne Moch, Susan Hughes, Penny Cockerill, Michele Perry, Vonnie York, Molly Terry


    It’s all done and finished. Well, almost. You’ve typed The End. However, you feel like the hard work is only beginning. For many authors, revision time is anything but fun.

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  • Book Marketing Mistakes Bestselling Authors Do Not Make

    Carol Vorvain


    Treating your writing as a hobby, not as a business. No mailing list.

    Ignoring SEO. Promoting a free ebook.

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  • Can Climate Fiction Save the World?

    Lorin Robinson


    Used to be that when people ran out of things to say, conversations almost inevitably turned to the weather.  But now conversations often begin with the weather as the impact of global warming becomes increasingly and lamentably apparent.

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  • Tricky Legal Issues for Writers. A Comprehensive Guide.
    Part Three

    Carol Vorvain


    Is using memorable lyrics in your book a good idea?

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  • How to Put Your Writing Where Your Mouth (and Man Bun) Is

    Suzan St Maur


    It all started with a comment from a frolleague (friend/colleague) who read one of my rather rude poems about Man Buns.

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  • Tricky Legal Issues for Writers. A Comprehensive Guide.
    Part Two

    Carol Vorvain


    Unless you have a vivid imagination, there is a high chance your characters are inspired, more or less by real people. I call them the shadows.

    Now, the shadows might be thrilled to be in a novel and play the role of a charming young man or of a powerful fairy that brings happiness to everyone. Or, the shadows might be furious for being the inspiration for an old, grumpy witch or a serial killer. Sometimes it’s okay. Until it’s not so okay.

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  • What was your best moment of the last five years?

    Aimée Marie Bejarano, Caryl McAdoo, Gigi Griffis and Lindsey Jayne


    Each month on Writers Boon Blog, writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Aimée Marie Bejarano, Caryl McAdoo, Gigi Griffis and Lindsey Jayne share their best moments of the last five years.


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  • Tricky Legal Issues for Writers. A Comprehensive Guide.
    Part One

    Carol Vorvain


    Imagine this scenario: You walk into a bookstore, start reading a book and notice that the plot, the dialogues even the names of the characters are identical to the ones in your book. You feel like crying. Forget about being a 40-something guy or girl. You literally want to cry your eyes out. How could this happen? Is there anything you could have done to prevent it?

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  • Weird Language Facts

    Carol Vorvain


    You are a writer. You love words. But did you know that? 

    Funny and intriguing facts from the world of words.

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