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      Malfunction Erotica is Now Open for Submissions! What is Malfunction Erotica? Malfunction Erotica is one of the largest marketing platforms for self-published authors today. As part of the MaE team, you retain all rights to your manuscript. We are not a publishing house. Every author at MaE is a self-publishing author. You keep 100% of your profits. As a marketing platform, we...

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Guest Post: Designing Your Book Cover by Jada D’Lee Guest Posts

Today we have a special treat for our readers. Cover designer, trailer creator, animator, and all-around cool chick Jada D’Lee has stopped by for a visit and to bestow a little wisdom about designing your book cover. Designing Your Book Cover by Jada D’Lee Ever wonder what goes into designing a cover for a book? I’m guessing you probably haven’t. When you see a cover, you’re...

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Articles / On Writing

Become the Boss of Your Writing   This article might sound like a pep talk, but to become the boss of your writing you might need some pep. And let’s get real here. For many authors, confidence in their writing is not always easy to come by. One bad review can topple your carefully constructed façade and verify your worst fears regardless of the number of...

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Articles / On Writing

Treating Your Writing Like A Full-Time Job   Recently, I edited a book where one of the main characters, a musician, spent several months treating his songwriting as a full-time job. He would get up, spend eight hours a day writing songs—some better than others, obviously—and then he’d call it a day, have dinner, and start again the next day. It forced the artist to...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Short vs. Long Stories   More and more authors are writing short stories as a way to introduce themselves in the world of independent publishing. It’s a simpler and less time intensive way to make a name for yourself and create a fan base. Short stories can range in length from as little as ten to fifty thousand words. But the range...

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Articles / On Writing

CREATIVE EXHAUSTION Last month, I wrote about overstaging. In it I covered the propensity for new authors to over direct their descriptions, settings, characters, and plots. This over directing can lead to a whole host of problems, which we will cover in part here. Overstaging is a progressive trap. It begins with an author who keeps an iron-clad grip on their novel, characters, and plot....

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Guest Post: Finding Your Voice by N. Isabelle Blanco Guest Posts

Today’s guest blogger is author and businesswoman N. Isabelle Blanco, whom I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this past weekend at the Authors in the City event in NYC. Finding Your Voice: Writing in First Person (or Third) by N. Isabelle Blanco No, no, no, and no. LOL, okay, I agree, some authors are a “one-voice” type of writer and should stick to one...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Pros and Cons of Writing a Series ~oOo~ I read a lot. Mostly romance, like I’ve probably mentioned a million times before, but I’ve been known to stray to young adult and mysteries, too. I’ve found recently that I read a lot of series, and I wondered what was it about the series that draws me in? Some things that crossed my...

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Articles / On Dialogue

Paragraphing Dialogue ~oOo~ “It’s not fair,” Brittany whined, stomping her foot and throwing her backpack on the floor. “You never let me do anything.” Her mother lifted her head and stopped sewing. “You’re right. I never let you do anything.” She rolled her eyes before continuing, “I make you slave around here day and night, and you never have any fun. It’s sheer luck the...

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Recs

Today on Divas Recommend, we chose this article by author A.M. Harte called The 4 Basic Elements of a Story. Why, you may ask? Well, when the first few words are “Writing is like baking a cake,” I’m pretty much sold. So go read about how this author compares creating a story to baking a cake. Enjoy!



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