Tag Archives: Writers Resources

WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION Gets a Mention from Down Under

Belinda Pollard is the owner of Small Blue Dog Publishing. A former journalist, she’s been a book editor for 17 years and a publishing consultant for 10. But most of all, she thinks of herself as a “book midwife.” I … Continue reading

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing about the Military

The Two Navy Guys have a guest post running over at C. S. Lakin’s website, Live Write Thrive. today about some of our pet peeves that crop up in stories with military characters. Here’s our opening paragraph: As long as … Continue reading

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6 Writing Techniques I Learned at Storymasters

I have a guest post running over at Writer Unboxed today about my experience attending my first writing workshop. Here’s the opening paragraph: Sometimes you just need to jump into the deep end of the pool. Take, for example, my … Continue reading

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Two Navy Guys Talk About Planning for Beta Readers

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the blog series where you get to watch two ex-Navy guys thrash through the creative act of writing a military-political thriller. If you’re new to the party, check out our website … Continue reading

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Interview with Author & Rocket Scientist, Susan Kaye Quinn

When people ask me about books that have helped me on my indie publishing journey, my first recommendation is always Indie Author Survival Guide, by Susan Kaye Quinn. I launched my own writing career in the fall of 2013–right about … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?

Welcome back to Two Navy Guys and a Novel, the blog series where two ex-Navy guys, J.R. and David, try to write a military thriller. If you want to get caught up on previous episodes, go here. This week, David … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Secret Productivity Weapon: Coffee Shops

I’m a firm believer in daily word counts. I need to see the positive reinforcement of new pages and new chapters to motivate me to keep going. When I wrote my first book, I even printed out each chapter as … Continue reading

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Book Review: From the Indie Side

There was a time when I didn’t know what to do with short stories. Even the term “short story” threw me. Why define a piece of fiction by length, especially in the age of digital publishing? As works of fiction, they … Continue reading

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