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“Quit Whining Start Writing”

Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. Her young-adult novel, FLICKER, debuted in November 2012, and the sequel, FRACTURE, released in June 2014. 1- How do you see writing as an empowering experience for yourself and other women? Too often decisions about society are […]...

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Strong Writing Takes Time

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach and co-author of the #1 bestselling resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression as well as the bestselling pair, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws.  Angela’s books are sourced by US u...

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“Life Is Great Cancer Sucks”

Hey there! My name is Lana Lou, and I’m a blonde. Whew! I’m SO glad that’s out in the open, now we can move on. I’m a moderate feminist, who loves writing and has so many opinions that I started a blog to share them with the world whether they were ready for them or […]...

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Finding Your Audience

You have to find your audience in order to sell the most books. Welcome to the book business! At FastPencil, we regularly share tips on how to reach out to and connect with an audience. Here are three of our most popular tips: 1. Start Building a Readership Before You Publish Having even just a […]...

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Launching Your Books Marketing & Publicity Campaign

By Joan Stewart The Publicity Hound The more than 300,000 books published worldwide each year are all clamoring for a lot of attention and publicity. Before  you start a marketing campaign, you must be able to answer this most important question: Who is the target market for your book? Remarkably, some authors are stumped when […]...

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6 Things To Spice Up Your Weekend

Oh hello there! Need something to do this weekend?Then you’re in luck! This week we’ve picked a great batch of our favorite finds to share with you!  Think we can do better? Want to see your company featured? Let us know! Recommend your Hot Minute ideas to hello@pubslush.com...

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Sky Palace

By: Charles Chipman  As the wind blows and the clouds above slowly part… I gently gaze towards the heavens, Desperately hoping, For just a glimpse of that Palace in the Sky Every moment of every waking hour I do spend praying, Painstakingly begging, For a vision of the fortress where my true love resides Not […]...

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Learn As You Go

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She […]...

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Get Your Romance & BDSM In One Place

I’ve been married to my soul mate for sixteen years, and I’m a mom to nine and twelve year old daughters. I’m a computer geek during the day and a writer at night after the kiddos are in bed. My children don’t know my pen name because I’m not ready to explain what a safeword is. My […]...

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