Apr 28

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Seven

    Number Twenty-Seven Have A Clear Understanding Of Success   How do you define your success as a writer? Is it measured by how many books you release? Maybe by how many books you sell? What about by how many awards you win? Something else, perhaps? For most authors, but by no means all, …

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Apr 25

THWT Question for 25 APR 2017

    Here’s the Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for 25 APR 2017…   Thinking back to the first story you wrote and actually sold, was it: Too Long; Too Short; or Just the Right Length?   Keep Loving!    

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Apr 21

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Six

    Number Twenty-Six There Are No Limits   I’m talking about limits on what you can write. There is no essential difference between writing a short story, a novella, a novel, a teleplay, a screenplay, or an audio book. (And yes, you can write something aimed at being an audio book only.) The limits …

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Apr 18

THWT Question for 18 APR 2017

    And the Income Tax Day Two Hundred Word Tuesday question is:   How did you come up with the title for your latest book?   Keep Loving!    

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Apr 11

THWT Question for 11 APR 2017

    The Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for 11 APR 2017 is:   Are any of your published stories based on events in your own life?   Keep Loving!    

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Apr 07

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Five

    Number Twenty-Five Take Care When Revising Your Story…You May Break It   Every writer does it. Professional authors are not an exception either. Just because we’ve been in the business for a few years, that doesn’t mean we aren’t just a little stupid sometimes. Besides, the temptation is simply too great…you’re working along …

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Apr 04

THWT Question for 04 APR 2017

    The first Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for April 2017 is:   If you could add hours to the day to allow more time for writing, how long would your day be?   Keep Loving!    

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Mar 31

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Four

    Number Twenty-Four Beware Of Publishers Bearing Gifts   OK…this is an exceedingly rare problem, but I learned this Rule the hard way. A few of you reading this may be old enough to remember the payola scandals of the 1950’s. Many more may be familiar with the events through research or just general …

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Mar 28

THWT Question for 28 MAR 2017

    And the last Two Hundred Word Tuesday question for March 2017 is:   What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?   Keep Loving!    

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Mar 24

Melodee’s Rules for Authors — Number Twenty-Three

    Number Twenty-Three Listen To Your Readers, Not The “Experts”   Of all the rules, this could very well be the hardest one to learn and—more to the point—follow. We all want the approval of someone we consider to be an expert of some sort or another. That expert might be a teacher, a …

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