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BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

When I was first reached out to to review Pam’s new book Springtime at Hope Hall, I was immediately hooked. Labelled as a heartwarming community story, it’s no wonder this book immediately got my attention–I do love my stories about families, both blood and otherwise. Pam’s written 12 books so far and all of them…… Continue reading BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline

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AuthorsGetLit: Scott Kauffman on novel prep.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Are you all caught up on the tips award-winning writers have given for aspiring authors? Click the link up above to read different tips on submitting manuscripts, self-publishing,…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Scott Kauffman on novel prep.

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AuthorsGetLit: The real reason your book pitch keeps getting rejected.

AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Today, we have Marc Whelchel, the author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief, giving us the real reasons why a book pitch gets rejected. I love Marc Whelchel’s writing…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: The real reason your book pitch keeps getting rejected.

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AuthorsGetLit: Perseverance pays and Erika Raskin proves it.

AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Any published author would tell you that just writing a novel isn’t enough. Before your book can reach readers, an agent needs to pick it up. You need to find a…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Perseverance pays and Erika Raskin proves it.

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5 ways to get out of your blogging slump.

Hiya, nerds! This week, we’re going to talk about one word that’ll freak out any blogger–slump. It’s when you feel uninspired and can’t come up with proper content. I’ve gone through slumps where I’d dully stare at a blank page and think that the blinking cursor was taunting me. My biggest struggle with slumps is…… Continue reading 5 ways to get out of your blogging slump.

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On Faulkner, writing, and our splendid failure to do the impossible.

Like any other book nerd, I love quoting from literature. While it’s mostly from books I’ve read, I occasionally happen upon a set of beautiful lines that I’ve never heard of before, but love just as well. The current quote that speaks to me on a spiritual level is from William Faulkner. “All of us…… Continue reading On Faulkner, writing, and our splendid failure to do the impossible.