Author Archives: Christie Stratos

Practical Takeaways from #CopyPasteCris

The controversy of #CopyPasteCris presents us with an opportunity to discuss plagiarism and how to avoid it. Our third point in this blog post may be particularly helpful. Continue reading

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Showing Instead of Telling: Make the Most of the Details

We’re excited to start a new series of posts that focus on one particular part of the writing process in deep detail—showing instead of telling. It’s an important part of writing that many authors know of but don’t totally understand. … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Dark Fantasy Standalone

Adventure, political intrigue, betrayal—Joshua Robertson‘s latest release, Death at Dusk, has everything fantasy novels should. Look forward to dark fantasy magic, wily characters, personal vendettas, and fantastical creatures all rolled into one novel in the Thrice Nine Legends Saga. Watch out … Continue reading

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Writers: $7 – $31

Looking for the perfect gift for your writer friends? Here’s a range of writerly things from $7 to $31, from writing prompt books and magazine subscriptions to mugs and clocks. Continue reading

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How to Hire a Great Editor

Just how DO you go about finding the ideal editor? We’ve got the answer. Continue reading

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Black Friday Amazon Deals for Writers and Readers

Start your holiday shopping in your PJs! Grab fantastic deals from Amazon that will save you money to buy more gifts, whether they’re for family, friends, or yourself. All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet Down to $50 from $80! Read books, watch … Continue reading

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Breaking Down & Summarizing The Smashwords Update

Smashwords has made some major updates to its site. Received the email but don’t have time to read it? We’ve summarized it for you. Continue reading

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Owl Canyon Press Short Story Contest

Looking for a short story competition with an unusual twist? Read about Owl Canyon Press’s latest contest with the chance to win up to $3,000—and no entrance fee!
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Book Recommendation: Daily Marriage Tips

Looking for a marriage book to guide you through each day? Something with great stories, examples, and ideas that will invigorate (or REinvigorate) your relationship? THE MARRIAGE MINUTES by Jenna-Brooke Destefano is just the book for you! Continue reading

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Book Launch: Paranormal Thriller Romance

The final book in Kristina Rienzi’s Ensouled duology is live! BREAKING EVIL is demons vs. humanity, friendship vs. species, and family that can’t be trusted.
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