Tips & Tricks

Book Recommendations

These are books that I own/have read. Click on the images to be taken to Amazon where you can learn more about the books, read reviews, and more. Lists Do You Know Of A Book That Belongs? Contact WwD Today! Maybe You'll Find It Here. Descriptions From Procedural to Ways to Kill Romance From Sweet… Continue reading Book Recommendations

Tips & Tricks

What the Plot

What the Plot?! created by Writing Prompts This was a limited-run crafted game from the social media icon Writing Prompts (FB, Instagram, Tumblr). For those who aren't familiar with writing prompts, they are ideas for stories. It really isn't much more complicated than that. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_H142pH06M/ They're not always so creepy. Some are downright adorable, like… Continue reading What the Plot

Tips & Tricks

How Important Are First Lines?

As writers, we hear frequently how "important" that first sentence is. Examples of what are passed around as "first line musts" Must be unique and memorable.Must be vivid.Must be truthful, funny, scary, etc any emotion.Tells the reader the genreIntroduces all the main characters.Make the reader care. It's the magical key that keeps a reader reading… Continue reading How Important Are First Lines?

Prepublishing

Typesetting aka Formatting aka Look Pretty

What is typesetting? Typesetting is also known as formatting. People and some programs take your completed story and handle the layout. This could be for submissions to magazines, agents, publishers, or as many do, for self-publications in e-Book and print. What formatters don’t do. They aren’t editors, though I know some editors who also do… Continue reading Typesetting aka Formatting aka Look Pretty

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Working with Editors

Working with editors is a hard leg on the journey of publishing. From finding recommendations, vetting their abilities, and paying for their services, it can be a complicated ride for a novice. If you’ve tried using Google, you’ve probably made your head spin from what type of editing is needed to the roller coaster of prices… Continue reading Working with Editors

Author Presence, Post Publishing, Tips & Tricks

Pirating Sites—The Rampant Rash of Writers

From small fries to world renown authors, pirating and plagiarism go hand in hand. Some "writers" take snippets and weave it into a story while others just straight up copy an entire book and claim they wrote it. Thousands of readers flock to pirating sites that remind us of Napster or LimeWire (for those too… Continue reading Pirating Sites—The Rampant Rash of Writers

Prepublishing, Traditional

Vanity Publishers: A Quick Guide to Identify

Vanity publishers prey on the impatient, the lost, and the overwhelmed. They look for writers who don’t know what is standard, they use flowery words and “important" phrases to capture the “I can’t wait,” and they promise to do all the heavy lifting. It looks good. It looks promising. Until you peel back the plastic and discover… Continue reading Vanity Publishers: A Quick Guide to Identify

Author Presence

Instagram For Writers

Instagram is the fastest growing platform, and it has been for the last year or so. It's one of the reasons Facebook bought Instagram. https://blog.hootsuite.com/instagram-statistics/https://www.socialpilot.co/blog/instagram-over-other-social-media-platform The phone-contained app is popular with more than just the high school crowd, and the average user spends 30 minutes in the app. My first introduction to Instagram came from… Continue reading Instagram For Writers