Promotion & MarketingSelf-PublishingTraditional publishing

Fear-based decision making and writers

From Rick: I’ve been incredibly remiss lately in posting to the blog. It’s been five weeks since the last post. I’ve been focusing on what a writer should focus on: his own writing, and I have several projects ongoing. It’s

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Creating believable names for fictional substances (like medicines & drugs)

From Rick: One of the challenges writers face can be making up fictional identifiers. We rarely have problems with inventing character names. For place names, we have to exercise some caution to avoid potentially disparaging references. If a character stops

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Bad writing habitsBasics of writingCritiquesNovel writing

Writing advice: Who should you listen to?

From Rick: Here’s the problem: Advice on writing is easy to come by, but who should you listen to for the most reliable advice? What do you do when the advice is contradictory? —Should you listen to the bestselling authors

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