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Month: February 2019

Small Arms Primer for Authors

February 28, 2019

Many genres provide arsenals full of of handguns to their characters to use as they stumble through the complex plot their writers have invented. From the trusty Western six-shooter to Han “I Shot First” Solo’s blaster, guns are an integral tool of the trade. When a writer has no first-hand knowledge of how to use […]

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KSM LIVE! 4.08 – Joshua Dalzelle

February 27, 2019

Episode 4.08: Author Joshua Dalzelle.

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KSI 1.03: The 7 Basic Book Plots

February 23, 2019

The 7 Basic Book Plots Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern and Jon Evans. For our third episode, we are joined by Lauren Moore, an upcoming author and amazing editor. Our main topic for this show is The Seven Basic Plots, the story […]

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Red Herrings

February 23, 2019

Red Herrings and Other Fishy Thoughts In literature, a red herring is an informal fallacy that typically uses extraneous or irrelevant information to mislead the audience. It’s used to give an astute reader several challenges during the telling of the tale. In other words, they’re purposeful lies the author employs to mislead the folks who […]

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TWJ 1.15: Author Branding with Jynafer Rose Yanez

February 22, 2019

The Writer’s Journey Episode 1.15: Author Branding with Jynafer Rose Yanez You’ve written your book (yay, you!) and you’re ready to launch it into the world, but how do you make sure it finds the right readers? It’s all about identifying your target audience and using all the tools at your disposal to reach them. […]

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STORY: The Owl by Guy Anthony De Marco

February 21, 2019

  The Owl by Guy Anthony De Marco Something moves close by when you think you’re alone. Looking up from a tattered copy of Writers Digest from 1989, you see an owl. Normally this would be a minor thrill if you were out camping or watching a drive-in movie, but the owl is in your […]

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TWJ 1.14: Mastering Amazon Descriptions with Brian Meeks

February 20, 2019

Mastering Amazon Descriptions with Brian Meeks. Brian Meeks returns to the show to demonstrate how to make your Amazon descriptions sell your books. In addition, Kalene and Lauren are armed with questions provided by the KSM Facebook group members and the live chat concerning Amazon and all of the new changes that are rolling out. […]

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Review: Alita: Battle Angel by Richard Fox

February 19, 2019

Battle Angel Alita by Richard Fox *Warning. Light Spoilers* I did not grow up a fan of the manga or the anime source material, so had a clean slate of expectations when I went in to see the movie. That James Cameron worked on the script was a good sign, as he has some sort […]

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TWJ 1.13: Mastering Amazon Ads with Brian Meeks

February 19, 2019

Mastering Amazon Ads with Brian Meeks Brian Meeks discusses the new changes in Amazon’s advertising system and how this will be impacting authors in 2019.

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KSM LIVE! 4.07 – Hayley Stone

February 18, 2019

 Episode 4.07: Hayley Stone, author of the bestselling weird western “Make Me No Grave”, discusses her work and her writing process.  

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