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The Story Reading Ape brought Auntie Acid back. Thanks for the giggles, Chris! 😀

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You Yearn To Become An Author And Need To Know How To Start – Written By Derek Haines

 

You can dream of becoming the next bestselling author, but let’s do a reality check first

You can write, but that doesn’t make you a writer.
You’re a writer, but that doesn’t make you an author.
You wrote a book, but that doesn’t make you an author.

Almost everyone can write. But being able to write is only the beginning. Learning how to be an author by studying the craft of writing takes time.

I like to parallel writing with cooking. The more you do it, the better you get. But how good can you become?

There is a long way between, I can cook, I am a cook, and I am a 3 star Michelin chef. So, which chicken drumsticks would you prefer?

To read the full article, click the link below:

https://justpublishingadvice.com/you-yearn-to-become-an-author-and-need-to-know-how-to-start/

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

Nicholas Rossis provides us with 7 useful legal tips for writers. Thank you very much Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

When I started my Indie career, I realized one of my most useful skills was my experience with Internet marketing. But I constantly wished I was experienced in legal matters, too. Which is why I was so excited to meet Lucy Taylor, a legal expert at LY Lawyers. Luckily for us, Lucy is also an avid blogger who enjoys sharing her tips and suggestions with her online readers. Lucy often helps people dealing with legal problems, addictions, and crime. Today, Lucy will share with us some useful tips for writers.

7 Most Useful Legal Tips for Writers

Legal tips for writers | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookWhether you’re writing a blog post or the next great novel, there’s a responsibility that comes with publishing any creative work. Many people don’t realize it, but there’s quite a bit of legal navigation that comes with being a writer, both in protecting your own work and respecting the rights of others. Here are…

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…Authors… a wee re-musing about minor characters in yer masterpieces…

Read what Seumas Gallacher has to say about minor characters. Thank you, Seumas.

Seumas Gallacher

…I carried this post over a year or so ago, and thought it worth another airing… enjoy…

…there’s no doubt major characters in a novel carry the storyline to the reader-at-large… the confluence of their highs and lows (in the scribblers’ jargon – ‘the crisis – the solution – the next crisis – the subsequent solution, ad inforeverum’) are the meat and drink of most dramas… but, right here, I must ‘fess up… the delight in having lesser lights intrude is important to this ol’ Jurassic writer… it’s more than just the scrivener’s equivalent of wallpaper music in the  elevator, or the colour of the restaurant’s backdrop… the insertion of wee players at pivotal points in my books relieves the main characters from having do everything themselves to move the chapters along… more often as not, they can also provide much needed humorous interludes in an otherwise heavy-duty regimen…

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