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Writing Neurosis: Author Branding

Author branding can frustrate the best of us. I came across this bit of pertinent graffiti scribbled on a fictional wall in a newly released fantasy: “You have to be crazy to work here, and there’s a two neurosis minimum.”…
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Get on Social Media and … What Happens?

A client recently wanted to hire me to create the content for his author website, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter pages. Yes, but I had a niggling suspicion I needed to talk to him first about his ideas about social media. Social Media…
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Have You Asked: “What the Heck Happened to My Story?”

Twisty story endings are fun. But sometimes the story twist is on the author! I recently saw the movie “Arrival,” where the concepts of change and of time—and surprises– struck home. Arrival is a thoughtful movie, and as such I…
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Protagonist Murdered!

Caution: Villains Can Kill Your Story! Your main character may survive the bad guy’s beating, shooting and stabbing him. But your story can suffer–and die–if you don’t know how to pick the right antagonist and how to integrate him into your story….
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