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Reader Pet Peeves

By Becky Wade

I recently posted this question on my Facebook author page…

“I’m curious! Do any of the following things bug you when reading fiction? . . .

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The Top 7 Reasons I Stop Reading a Novel

By Jody Hedlund

I’ve noticed over the past couple of years that I’ve developed an especially bad habit–I’m having a harder and harder time finishing novels that I pick up.

I wasn’t always so hard to please! There once was a time when I finished almost every book I started.

But these days, my shelves . . .

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6 Things I Tell Myself Once I’m Done Writing a Book

By Jody Hedlund

I just finished writing my last novel of 2021. I always feel like breaking into the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah after typing the last word of a book. However, as usual, right on the heels of my relief comes a burst of anxiety. I start second-guessing the plot, characters, and a hundred other issues. And then I wonder if I should just throw the whole thing in the trash.

Over the years, I’ve learned to talk myself off the ledge by telling myself these six things: . . .

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That Elusive Writer’s Voice

By Erica Vetsch

Something you’ll hear bandied about quite often in writers’ circles is the exhortation to “Find Your Voice.” I heard it at my first writers’ conference and at every one since, and in my early days as a pre-published author, it was one of the most frustrating terms. Thrown out cavalierly, but no one could give me a solid definition of a writer’s voice nor how to discover where mine was hiding.

So, what is an author’s voice, and why is it so important? . . .

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What Do You Love About Series?

By Karen Witemeyer

Not long ago, in my Facebook group, The Posse, a reader asked me this question:

“When do you begin planning a new series? What is that process like?”

Unlike some authors who have a constant fount of ideas bubbling through their creative centers, I tend to have tunnel vision. I focus on . . .

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A Few Reasons Why I Gave Self-Publishing a Try

By Jody Hedlund

Recently, I got an email from Allyson, young, aspiring writer. She had a great question that I thought I’d answer here on the blog today. Her question was this: “I can’t decide whether I want to self-publish or traditional publish . . . I know you’ve done both, and I’ve been curious why you self-publish your YA books?”

To self-publish or go with a traditional publisher, that is the question these days, isn’t it?

I can speak to the traditional side of things since I’ve published over two dozen novels with four different traditional publishers. I can also speak to the indie side of the equation since I’ve now released a dozen indie books. I’m what is known as a . . .

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