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Brain to Books Blog Tour: Gisela Hausmann

Just the Facts Author: Gisela Hausmann Genre: Non-Fiction books that every author needs! Books: The Naked Truth series NAKED TRUTHS About Getting Book Reviews NAKED WORDS The Effective 157-Word Email Naked News for Indie Authors How NOT to Invest Your … Continue reading

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Do your words serve your story – or do they serve you?

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive editor Picture this: you’re craving apple pie – one of those “just gotta have it” days – so you go to your favorite café and order up a slice. Your mouth waters when the server … Continue reading

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Backward Writing – Withholding Critical Information

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor In psychology, when a person withholds affection from their partner, it’s considered a form of emotional abuse. In writing, withholding important information from the reader could almost be classified as story suicide. I’m not … Continue reading

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Superfluous Verbiage and Unnecessary Words

by Anita Stratos, Proof Positive Editor Did you trip over the title of this post? Did you have to read it twice? If so, that’s because both phrases, “superfluous verbiage” and “unnecessary words”, mean the same thing, but your mind was … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Write a Novel

I always sing author Quanie Miller‘s praises because she’s such an outstanding writer. In fact, I did a fun and interesting interview with her in 2013 about her premier book It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy. As the owner of Proof … Continue reading

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