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Publetariat Dispatch: The Importance Of Research In Writing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing pundit Alan Baxter addresses the need for research in all types of writing, not just historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s note: strong language. One of the things I like most about writing is the research it leads me to. I think of a story idea and start developing it, […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Done Is Better Than Perfect

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the dangers of perfectionism. This post, by L.J. Sellers, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. I recently read this Facebook post, which had dozens of Likes: A little advice, writers. Don’t think you have […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Greengrocer’s Apostrophe, and Why You Shouldn’t Buy It!

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, writer/editor Nick Daws takes on the so-called ‘greengrocer’s apostrophe’ as a common bugaboo among writers. For those who don’t know, greengrocer’s apostrophe is a term used in Britain (and maybe elsewhere) to describe the incorrect use of apostrophes in plurals. Not all countries have greengrocers (and thanks to the supermarkets we […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 5 Ways To Get Your First Draft Material Out Of Your Head And Onto The Page

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares strategies for finishing that all-important first draft. This month, thousands of people will write 50,000 words, but these will not be fully formed books, for this is an outpouring of first draft creative material and that is a hugely important distinction. First draft material […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: How To Work On More Than One Book At A Time

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares tips from herself and other authors for working on multiple manuscripts simultaneously. I couldn’t imagine juggling all the worlds or the amount of research I do for each book. But then I met professional writers like CJ Lyons (who is writing 4 books in […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Victorian San Francisco in 1880: Social Structure and Character Development

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke shares some of the research that goes into her historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s Note: In this post, historical fiction writer M. Louisa Locke shares some of her research findings about Victorian-era San Francisco. This is an informative post for any author who writes historical fiction, as […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Monthly Mash-up: 10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple shares some resources on the topic of craft. There are so many great writing craft books and blog posts out there I  just had to do my first monthly mash-up focusing on those. The  following are some of my favorite books, in no particular order: Writing craft books: […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple offers tips on where writers can get low-cost and free training. I’ve blogged about using a training  budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering  around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other  author’s blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Crowdfunding Or Panhandling? The New Arts Funding.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and small publisher Alan Baxter ruminates on the new “crowdfunding” movement. Warning: this post contains some strong language. This is going to be one of those posts where I ramble on without any real direction and hope I discover a point along the way. “How is that different to any […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Critters Makes For Better Writing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple shares the Critters critique group.   My husband is a big Star Wars fan.  He watches all six movies often,  though there’s a couple he watches more often than the rest.  He  collects the action figures (never call them toys to a “true”  collector).  He rushes to the […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Email Service Roundup

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers offers an overview of popular email blast services.   Maintaining an email newsletter list and sending out professional,  attractive emails is critical for nearly anyone who likes to stay in  contact with a group, whether it’s a book club or fan base. Many  providers offer this service, and […]

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