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6 ways to create satisfying scene endings

6 ways to create satisfying scene endings | Writing | Scoop.it
A great song plays on the radio. As soon as the last chorus fades, we wish we could hear it again. A plane touches down on the runway and we’re relieved that we’ve made a safe journey. We wave...
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Infographic: Amazon’s Extraordinary History

Infographic: Amazon’s Extraordinary History | Writing | Scoop.it
In my latest post about CreateSpace discontinuing its paid author services, I was writing about Amazon’s apparent intention to eventually roll CreateSpace into the Amazon fold. This would tie…
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Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About WordPress

Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About WordPress | Writing | Scoop.it
Seeing how popular my Everything You Need To Know About Blogging post was, I was excited when WebsiteBuilder allowed me to share their recent Infographic, 51 Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know A…
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7 Ways To Use Infographics To Promote your Book

7 Ways To Use Infographics To Promote your Book | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Amber Wilson, an experienced ghostwriter currently employed as a content strategist at ThesisHelpers. She is fond of science fiction and poetry. Amber believes that technolo…
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January’s Free Books And Giveaways

January’s Free Books And Giveaways | Writing | Scoop.it
eNovAaW Rafflecopter Giveaway In what is starting to look like a tradition, eNovel Authors At Work is offering this month yet another amazing giveaway. You can win: Kindle Paperwhite Vera Bradley P…
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Things I Learned From Signing A Trad-Pub Contract

Things I Learned From Signing A Trad-Pub Contract | Writing | Scoop.it
You may remember how Azure Fire Publishing has both hired me to be their Editor-in-chief and asked me to publish my fantasy/sci-fi books with them. I now have some more exciting news to share: Pata…
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Using Your Next Vacation for Writing Inspiration

Using Your Next Vacation for Writing Inspiration | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Arliss Veldhuizen. Arliss Arliss is the Managing Editor of Trekbible, a blog which covers everything from travel intel and inspiration to destination guides and resort revie…
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Are you in a Gothic Horror Novel?

Are you in a Gothic Horror Novel? | Writing | Scoop.it
I first shared this back in 2014, but I came across it the other day and I had to repost. Apologies if you’ve seen it twice! As you seemed to enjoy last week’s post, Are you in a Regenc…
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Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price

Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price | Writing | Scoop.it
Since March 2016, Amazon has been offering both print and e-book giveaways. Goodreads, however, has only been allowing giveaways of print copies. As my author friend, Elle Boca, notified me the oth…
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Guest Post By Pete Johnson: Being An Amazon Reviewer – A Personal Experience

Guest Post By Pete Johnson: Being An Amazon Reviewer – A Personal Experience | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by a great friend of this blog, Pete Johnson–aka Beetley Pete. Pete shares here his experiences as an Amazon reviewer. Being An Amazon Reviewer: A Personal Experience I h…
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The Origins Of English

The Origins Of English | Writing | Scoop.it
TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Educator Claire Bowern and Director Patrick Smith have produced a great little film that …
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Amazon Steps Up Its Antifraud Efforts

Amazon Steps Up Its Antifraud Efforts | Writing | Scoop.it
Since 2015, Amazon has been actively trying to stomp out scammers exploiting authors. As I first reported in 2015, foremost among these were fake reviews, but a couple of months ago it upped the an…
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A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Bullet Impact and Silencers

A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Bullet Impact and Silencers | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Part 1, Introduction, was published in late October. Today, Bill continues his int…
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Amazon Kindle Is 10-Years-Old Today

Amazon Kindle Is 10-Years-Old Today | Writing | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, on November 19th, 2007, Amazon introduced Kindle to the world, for US$399. It sold out in five and a half hours, even though there were just 88,000 books available for download. The …
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KDP Print Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive

KDP Print Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive | Writing | Scoop.it
I’m sure most of you have heard the news by now, but if you haven’t, Amazon has announced some major changes to its KDP Print program. Only two days after I was telling people in this b…
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What Causes A Foreign Accent?

What Causes A Foreign Accent? | Writing | Scoop.it
As those of you who have watched my interviews know, I have a strange accent. Definitely not Greek, it’s been mistaken for British (by my American friends) and Dutch (by my British ones). Eve…
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A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Single Action Revolvers

A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Single Action Revolvers | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Part 1, Introduction, was published in late October. Today, Bill explains how sing…
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Author Feature: Marina Gioti & Kostas Krommidas

Author Feature: Marina Gioti & Kostas Krommidas | Writing | Scoop.it
In my last post, I mentioned how two of my favorite Greek authors, Marina Gioti & Kostas Krommidas, are giving away one of their books this week. Marina is an illustrator and author of children…
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Resizing Your Blog Images

Resizing Your Blog Images | Writing | Scoop.it
One of the most common mistakes I see when browsing friends’ blogs, is that they upload their images and photos unoptimized–i.e. full-sized. This matters for a number of reasons, top am…
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2017: A Year Without Writing

2017: A Year Without Writing | Writing | Scoop.it
In late 2016, I made an extraordinary decision: I would hit the writing pause button. Obviously, this was not an easy decision to reach. I made it for a number of reasons: By working simultaneously…
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The Complete Guide to Ebook Distribution: A Reedsy Infographic

The Complete Guide to Ebook Distribution: A Reedsy Infographic | Writing | Scoop.it
I have shared a number of infographics designed by Reedsy and I always welcome the opportunity to share more. An opportunity which arose again a couple of days ago, when I discovered an amazing gui…
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Caught in A Storm: How to Help the Animals of the Hurricane-Damaged Caribbean

Caught in A Storm: How to Help the Animals of the Hurricane-Damaged Caribbean | Writing | Scoop.it
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4, hit the island of Puerto Rico causing catastrophic effects. I was recently asked by Natalia of AllTheRooms to share their post on the …
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Facebook Tests Split News Feed

Facebook Tests Split News Feed | Writing | Scoop.it
As many of you have realized, Facebook has been making it progressively harder to share non-paid content. Usually, only a tiny percentage of your friends and followers (around 2 to 5%) sees whateve…
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Are You Using AMS? Here’s How To Respond To Clicking Disasters

Are You Using AMS? Here’s How To Respond To Clicking Disasters | Writing | Scoop.it
I hope you will never have any use for today’s post, but it could be a lifesaver if you are hit by the so-called “clicking disaster.” If you’re using Amazon Marketing Servic…
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A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Semi-Automatic Handguns

A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Semi-Automatic Handguns | Writing | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Part 1, Introduction, was published in late October. Today, Bill explains how semi…
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Infographic: The Road to Success – 30 Habits, Qualities and Secrets

Infographic: The Road to Success – 30 Habits, Qualities and Secrets | Writing | Scoop.it
You may remember Jack Milgram of Custom Writing from his Infographic, 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead. He has now shared with us his latest creation: The Road to Success – 30 Habits, …
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