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Support an Author Friend

Famous, bestselling authors such as J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Stephen King, John Grisham, Dan Brown, and others get a huge support from their fan bases. Of course, they should, they deserve it. They have written spectacular books. I love John Grisham and I also like Stephen King’s earlier work. If we give these people such […]

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11 Basic Questions about Blogging and Writing

Whether you plan your blog posts or just start typing, whether you’re a writer who plots or has the story flow out of him/her, the first step is to get it written. Nonetheless, hitting the Publish button isn’t enough anymore. Now the hard work only begins. You have to edit, proofread, format, make your work […]

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The Difference Between Grammarly Free and Premium

Before I started using Grammarly I had often heard about it. Many writers recommended and swore by it. My curiosity was piqued and so I decided to try it out. First I started with the free version – which is pretty complete – and in January I upgraded to the Premium version. So far, I’ve […]

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Are you a Failed Author?

First of all, you’re not a failed author, although I guess we are all plagued by those damaging thoughts sometimes. There are plenty of reasons, though, to think that you have failed as a writer, and believe me, those reasons have nothing to do with you. So, before I begin, you are NOT a failed […]

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Should I Write a Prologue? My Prologue for my Upcoming Release

There are writers who write and then there are writers who spout out rule after writing rule on social media. You can’t do this, you can’t do that. I hate this, I don’t like that. There seems to be an endless list of what we should and shouldn’t do, but in all honesty, a story […]

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Strong Verbs Word List

What are synonyms for the word “say”? How many times can you repeat “he said”, “she said” in a novel without making it sound repetitive? How to avoid a frequent use of “was/were” and what are good synonyms for the verb “walk”? A strong verbs word list would definitely be a great help. You could […]

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Historical Fantasy Books: Aurelie Survival – from the Terror of the French Revolution to the Dangers of Immortality

I love history and fantasy, and both of them combined can make an explosive combination. Imagine working fantastical elements into real historical events and creating a new story. In Lucan’s book I let my main character, Lucan, be an active participant in the murder plot on the Ancient Roman emperor Commodus, who in real life […]

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A List of 7 Writing Strengths – Hold That Mighty Pen

Some say that writers are a different breed 😉 We often appear to be doing nothing when in fact we are busy in another world, plotting a whole new story. What to someone else is simply “staring into space” is a whole new book in the making for a writer. The crazy research that you […]

Unique Book Characters - Writing From a Man's Point of View

Unique Book Characters – Writing From a Man’s Point of View

Following up on my post about Seraphin (I’m working hard to polish that manuscript and get it ready for publishing 😉 ), I thought it was time to give Lucan his own article as well. Lucan is another unique book character (if I may say so myself 🙂 ) who appears in the Aurelie series. […]

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Unique Book Characters – When Side Characters get Their own Book

Right now, I am working on editing a manuscript. I first wrote it three years ago, and together with Thorn Heart it was the other manuscript that was stolen by a fake publisher – yes, there were two he got his hands on, but luckily I got them both back. Thorn Heart is already released, […]