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Five mistakes you should avoid on your author website

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If you’re a new author, it’s important you start profiling yourself on your website, but if you haven’t tried creating websites before, you can easily make some mistakes. Here I give you five mistakes I have made. Don’t do like me. p.s. If you’ve had a website for a long time, you shoul read on, too, cause some of these errors I’m still seeing on websites of established authors. Mistake # 5: You make a lot of fancy styling What … Read More

Love Letters to Writers by Andi Cumbo-Floyd

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Love Letters to Writers: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-Telling by Andi Cumbo-Floyd My rating: 5 of 5 stars As soon as I started to read Love Letters to Writers I felt embraced as a writer. Andi Cumbo-Floyd’s wise and vulnerable storytelling about every aspect of writing and a writer’s life gives you comfort and encouragement. With great kindness and yet persistence she tells you not to give up when you struggle, but to hold yourself accountable and keep on writing what … Read More

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami My rating: 5 of 5 stars Apparently, this is the story of an ordinary man, whose wife throughout six years suddenly leaves him for another man and doesn’t want to see him ever again, but little by little Haraki Kurakami reveals that nothing is quite what it seems to be. And apparently, the genre of this book is magic realism, but then, maybe not.

How to get high on writing – five lessons learned from a writer’s retreat

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Being a writer is usually a lonely job (or a hobby as it is for this writer). You get an idea, you write some, you plot, you write more, and then you write, even more, you rewrite, you edit and at last you proofread. You are the lone wolf writer – until finally the day you have something to show the world. But from getting the idea till you hold a product in your hand, you want to show to … Read More

When the villain shifts gender

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Have you tried to start writing a book or a story and got stocked? Either because you started writing and didn’t know what to write next, or because you created a plot and got bored or blocked? I have, too, but now I’m using Writing Law No. Five. Throughout the last three years, I have begun four novels. The three of them are located in the drawer (the virtual one) and will probably no longer come out. With the two … Read More

My top 10 (and more) list of movies about writers and writing

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What should you do on a rainy day when you get tired of writing? You should watch movies! In addition to a big love for books and the stories they have enriched me with since I learned to read in the 2nd grade (kindergarten class didn’t exist at the time), I also love watching a good movie. Great stories are told not only through books, but also through the film medium, and it’s obvious that screenwriters throughout time have based … Read More

How books can make you a writer

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Do you know Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic series? I have a confession to make: I am that kind of person. I am a shopaholic. A book shopaholic. When I see a bargain for a book, I buy that book right away. An ebook for free? Even better! In every other matter, I am a very responsible and economical person. But not when it comes to books.

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