Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Curious Case of Why Short Story Collections Don’t Sell

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kyle Massa “Short stories are loose change in the treasury of fiction.” That’s what J.G. Ballard wrote in the introduction to his Complete Short Stories collection. Considering the dwindling attention spans of…

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What is Developmental Editing and Does Your Story Need it?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach Developmental editing may be an unfamiliar term to some writers and authors. This is, in the most basic of definitions, is editing that enhances your story. Have you ever…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of a Book Sale

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kelly D. Smith When you publish your book and you want to make an income off your writing, it’s important that you get your work out there and find ways to…

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3 Simple Ways to Win the Argument With Your Inner Critic

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala If you’re an artist or a writer—or both—then you know what I’m talking about when I say “inner critic.” It’s not just a way of describing a tendency toward…

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The Happenings of a Pre-Write: The Good and the Bad

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Samantha Fenton Some authors swear by pre-writing and can’t imagine it any other way. These authors may pre-write and plan for weeks or months before they write the first word of…

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Pens Meeting Report 19 October 2016

Magic Realism Workshop with Lynne Holland. An interesting meeting with a theme that you might not think quite mainstream in writing and yet strangely, once investigated, more common than one might think! Lynne has been a writer in this genre, … Continue reading

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What Social Media Sites Should an Author Have?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Hope Ann There are so many social media sites, but does an author really need to be on all of them? Is one or more of them indispensable to the serious…

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The Moral of the Story: The Right Way to Add Education to Your Storytelling

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Stephanie O’Brien Whether they’re trying to market themselves as educational, to support a viewpoint the writer holds, to enrich their audience, or simply to try to sound deep, many stories attempt…

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Writing With a Full Time Job

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lindsey Richardson Whether you’re working full time at an office or a full time parent, it gets even more complicated when you add writing into the mix. And whether this is…

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Pens Meeting Report 05 October 2016

The creative wheels just keep going round and round! Well, another wonderful meeting this afternoon, lots of interesting creative writing shared in this open meeting. We were also pleased to welcome another  potential new member to the group as well … Continue reading

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