These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2019 Cygnus Book Awards LONG LIST. These entries are now in competition for 2019 Cygnus Shortlist.
Hot Marketing Tips are Shared in the 10 Question Author Interview with MICHELLE COX – Author Interviews, Marketing, Craft of Writing
Multi-Award-Winning Author, Michelle Cox, Spills the Beans and Shares her hard-earned marketing tips along with How & Why She Writes!
And some interesting tidbits about Geoffrey Chaucer of "Knight's Tale fame." The Chaucer Book Awards for Pre-1750s Historical Fiction Hall of Fame First Place and Grand Prize winners!
CRYPTOCURRENCY – Protecting Your Coin from Pirates by Award-Winning Author Susan Faw – Cryptocurrency, Book Sales, Book Marketing
What can a lonely self-published author do to prevent the theft of their hard work, and sink the pirate ships before they can even toss a grappling hook into your manuscript? Are you ready to hear about one possible future for publishing? If so, read on!
Authors and publishers feel the shocks of technology almost immediately, making publishing content the bellwether for the Internet of Things and the Digital Age. It behooves us in the publishing industry to pay heed and close attention to digital trends.
MINOR CHARACTERS – the SPICE of FICTION – Part One – From Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writers’ Toolbox Series
Writers who neglect minor characters are neglecting essential ingredients in their works. It would be like omitting garlic or oregano from pasta sauce or cumin from chili. Jessica shares some tips and examples with us in this insightful post.
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." Goethe "His lifetime, spanning some of the most monumental disruptions in modern history, is referred to as a single whole, the Goethezeit, or Age of Goethe." Adam Kirch
Book Piracy: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do About It by award-winning author, Susan Faw. This is the first in a three-part series on the ever-expanding issue of book piracy and ways to counter it.
CREATING UNFORGETTABLE SECONDARY CHARACTERS – Part Two of ESSENCE of CHARACTERS from Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writer’s Toolbox Series
There are so many tricky aspects of crafting fiction, so many techniques to master. And then there’s revision with all its myriad decisions. So many authors pay little heed to secondary characters, but to their works' detriment. Jessica Morrell says, "I always view secondary characters as a measuring stick for a writer’s prowess." She shares some of her tips for character development with us.
ESSENCE of CHARACTERS – Part One – From the Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writer’s Toolbox Series
No matter your process, it’s crucial to nail a character’s humanity and complexity on the page. And to nail his or her essence from the first breath he/she takes in your story.