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The King of Sidonia Launch Party

January 21, 2020

The King of Sidonia Launch Party Join Richard Fox and Lauren Moore as the authors talk about their newest release, The King of Sidonia.

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Inspiration for Science Fiction Authors

January 15, 2020

There are times when one is writing a science fiction story or novel and they find they’re uninspired with what the characters can see out of the porthole or projected on the viewscreens. You can go with the generic star field and maybe some Star Trek-ish warp distortion, but what if you want more? One […]

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Defense Against the Dark Arts – Writer’s Block Edition

January 8, 2020

Help! I’m Stuck at 10K Words! First of all, don’t panic. Ten thousand words is nothing to sneeze at and you’re well on your way towards a complete novel. In fact, congratulations are in order. Normally when my brain stops sending typing instructions to my fingertips or my mouth when I’m using dictation it’s because […]

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Shifting Goals

January 1, 2020

It’s January, the traditional month where folks set some goals and by today have forgotten all about them. That is, except for writers. We tend to try to reach some lofty goals for a while longer, probably spurred on by the caffeine high from NaNoWriMo last year. Here’s the thing — goals should not be […]

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Using Speaking Engagements as a Tool to Increase Your Base

December 28, 2019

One of the most feared things in the world is death, followed closely by speaking in public. Some folks equate the two as the same thing. Considering that most authors are solitary beasts that hide in their writing dens and poke keys and scribble lines that magically turn into stories, a suggestion that one should […]

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What Happens After NaNoWriMo?

November 3, 2019

November is upon us, which means it’s NaNoWriMo season again. To everyone who’s participating this year, go get ’em! And my sincerest congratulations to anyone who’s ever won NaNo. You’ve accomplished something I couldn’t do on my best day—you wrote a book! And you should be proud of yourself—I’m certainly proud of you. So, now […]

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Adding Sexual Tension

October 7, 2019

Sexual tension is expected in any romance or erotica story, but it can always work as a major or subordinate plot point for your speculative fiction work. While the ideas I point out here are not specific to any genre, they can be used in any work to spice things up. So what exactly is […]

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Spam-Check Your Newsletter

August 20, 2019

It takes a lot of time and effort to build up your newsletter mailing list. After all the work you put into getting emails from potential readers it would suck to find out that your emailed newsletter gets no “opened” statistics because the email never made it to their inbox. Thankfully, there’s a free tool […]

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Six YouTube Channels Indie Authors Should Follow: Resources for Writers Series

May 16, 2019

Tips for Efficient YouTube Use You probably know that when you follow a YouTube channel by hitting the subscribe button, it’s added to your list. But that’s not the only thing you can do to stay up to date or make use of YouTube as an indie author (without generating your own videos). Notifications – […]

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Organizing Your Writing Projects

May 3, 2019

Like most of the authors I know, I’m not a naturally organized person. Sometimes it’s a struggle to force myself to get the major plot points or non-fiction chapters mapped out before I start on a new project. After installing a giant electronic whiteboard I picked up on CraigsList, I was able to see the […]

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