7 Tips to Ending a Series: Buy Stock in Tissues

Charles Yallowitz provides us with 7 tips to ending a series which to me is an extremely important and interesting post to read since I am currently writing on a series. Thank you very much Charles

Legends of Windemere

Looney Tunes

It isn’t easy coming to the end, which is something I’ve certainly been saying since I finished writing Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age.  So, let’s go over some tips for those that are coming up on the same milestone.  Warning:  There is no promise of tips working because every journey is different.  If there are any failures, we will assign you the proper scapegoat for free.

  1. Actually have an ending.  I know it sounds strange, but there series out there with nothing.  The whole thing simply ends with no real conclusion as if the author simply feel asleep on a comfy pillow.  You might think it’s done, but everyone else is waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Even if it isn’t a final battle, at least show the hero realizing they left a wild boar in the crock pot and should probably see…

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Authors beware, watch out for this scam

Jean M. Cogdell warns us about new scammers. Thank you so much Jean.

Jean's Writing

Tis the season for scamming everyone with a pulse.

More scammers appear every day, like ants at an all they can eat picnic. These varmints call,  text, email and show up on Facebook and Twitter.

Y’all need to watch out for this scam. A company preying on writers want to sell books and reach readers. Apparently, this particular scam has been around for a few years but I  heard about them until…

Today they tried to hook me. 

Now let me tell you, getting through on my home phone is no easy feat. A few months ago we bought a landline phone with Smart Call Blocker. This phone screens out all robo calls unless I’ve added a number (like a docs office) to the directory.

So, anywho—when the phone rings I expect someone I know and have approved to be on the line.

But today I picked up the phone and…

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Author Derek Haines And His Excellent Insight Into Book Publishing

Today I’m doing something a bit unusual. I read three different blog posts from author Derek Haines and could not decide which one to re-blog. Finally, I decided to make sure you will pay attention to all three of them by providing you with all links in one blog post. You will, therefore, get ‘three for one,’ so to speak.

I hope Derek Haines will forgive me for doing this to his work, but I think all three are interesting, informative and helpful to us authors and we thank you for your hard work, Derek!


Just Publishing Advice is maintained by Derek Haines, an ageing English teacher, author and habitual blogger, who has a long-held interest in self-publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to instant riches and fame.

Last century, well before the term self-publishing and the advent of e-books and print on demand paperbacks, and well before Amazon was even born, he was printing, hand binding and selling his own novels and books of awful poetry.

Today, with modern technology available to him, he continues to write and electronically publish new novels, from time to time, but has realised that publishing awful poetry might not have been such a good idea. One lives and learns.

In between irregular novels, he blogs. In a way, it is self-publishing at its grassroots. Opinion, ideas and advice, delivered almost daily.

He maintains a couple of popular blogs. The Vandal for his own opinions, Whizbuzz Books for book promotion, and this one, Just Publishing Advice, for self-publishing tips, as well as a couple of other blogs aren’t quite so popular. Well, that’s life.

He has, however, written a few books that achieved some acclaim.

(Read his bio by clicking HERE)

 

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Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – Merry Christmas and Season’s Greeings from Nicholas Rossis

Check out Sally Cronin’s ‘Smorgasbord’ Christmas blog post by Nicholas Rossis and enjoy an entertaining article. Well done, Nicholas!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Nicholas Rossis has delved into his archives and come up with a quiz of a different kind.. There are a number of story boards below that relate to a particular Christmas Story.. There are no prizes but you can show off if you like in the comments to let us know how many you got… and you can give yourself a pat on the back…Over to Nicholas and Season’s Greetings!

Season Greetings | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books#UnplagChallenge | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

I managed to get four right (dreadful)… Both Nicholas and I would love to hear how many you managed to get..

©Nicholas Rossis 2015.

Nicholas has been watching Christmas videos with his baby daughter and has chosen this one for all of you who are young at heart out there.

I have selected Runaway Smile by Nicholas to feature as being a book that would brighten anyone’s Christmas.

About Runaway Smile

Where do smiles come from? And where can you…

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How to Write an Author Bio for Any Occasion – written by Anne R. Allen

Anne R. Allen provides us with an excellent blog post about how to write an author bio for any occasion. Thank you very much for this educational and helpful article!

 


The author bio on your social media, blog or website is one of the most important things you’ll ever write, so you want to put some thought into it. It’s what’s going to define you for agents, readers, editors, journalists, bloggers, reviewers and anybody else who may (or may not) want to do business with you.

If you’re a beginner, you may still be afraid to tell more than a handful of people you’re a writer. And maybe you feel pretentious calling yourself an “author.”

But you still need an author bio.

Yes. Even if you’ve never published anything but the haiku that won second prize in your high school newspaper.

You never know when one of your poems or blog entries or even a Facebook post will be picked up by an editor or website who wants to publish it. Or you win a story contest you totally forgot you entered last spring. The first thing they’ll ask for is an author bio. You want to be ready.

Actually, you want to prepare several bios:

 

To continue reading this blog post, click the following link:

http://annerallen.com/2017/11/write-author-bio-any-occasion/