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Series: Issue #7 November 2021

Chrishaun Keller-Hanna


Fast, Polished Formatting Chrishaun Keller-Hanna Released: 2013 Operating System: Apple/Mac Price: Vellum eBook $199.99 (can produce interiors for eBooks only) Vellum Press $249.99 (can produce interiors for eBook and Print) What is it? Simply put, Vellum is an interior book

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10 Tips
Bre Lockhart

Ten Tips for YouTube

When you hear the name “YouTube” you probably think more of videos than books, and even Google explains YouTube as “an online video sharing and social media platform.” Based on numbers alone, it should come as no surprise that a

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Indie Author protecting injured wrists
Health & Wellness
Jacqueline Harmon

Take A Wrist Break

Protecting your wrists As a writer, your wrists are crucial to your work. Whether you use pen and paper or a keyboard, repetitive actions can cause stiffness and swelling leading to pain. The most common of painful wrist conditions is

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Devil in the Details
Nicole Schroeder

Hold your horses

How and why to put equine misconceptions out to pasture Few things transcend genres quite like horses. Historical novels incorporate them to set scenes or develop characters. They can be favorite modes of transportation on quests. Even their alien or

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Angela Archer

Taming the Beast

Arm Yourself to Beat Imposter Syndrome In this final article on imposter syndrome, we’re going to take a deeper look at the psychology behind it and offer a tool kit for healthier thinking.  Everyone has a mental filter, built from

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Dreams about being princess comes true
From the Managing Editors
Robyn Sarty

When Your Dreams Come True

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” L. M. Montgomery Our books are the products of our imaginations, and though the stories within may not come to life, we can still hold our books in our hands, feel

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Opinions & Editorials
Merri Maywether

Charge Forth into Writing

NaNoWriMo has begun Merri Maywether It is 11:59 p.m. on October 31st. Around the world, people are nestled in the safety of their homes. Stacks of candy collected in festive looking bags and decorative bowls.  At midnight, none of that

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Genre Tropes
Greg Fishbone

Delving into Story

Writing for Middle Grade Middle Grade, an age-based story category, exists across multiple genres. Whether fiction or nonfiction, fantastic or realistic, historical or contemporary, these stories are generally written with ages 8-12 in mind, although they may also appeal to

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Concert Photographers
Angie Martin

Paperback Paparazzi

Tackling Author Signing Events Ah, book signings. The glam, the glitz, the autographs, the pics. The chaos, the questions, the preparation, the rejection. If you’ve ever signed books before, you know there’s a lot more to it than just showing

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Featured Author
Remy Flagg

Making Music with the Written Word

A conversation with the publishing master, Joseph Alexander “A huge part of life has passed by my window while I’ve been locked inside.” Joseph Alexander has seen the success many writers dream about. Starting as a classically trained musician, his

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Gill Fernley

The Word on Formatting

Using Microsoft Word to prepare your book for publication Gill Fernley If you don’t have the budget to hire a formatter, but you’re still dying to get your book out there, the good news is that you can do it

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Alice Briggs

The Perfect Polish

Formatting with Professional Programs Have you ever picked up a book and enjoyed just looking at it? You may not have recognized why, but if you learned something easily from a book, it’s likely because the design enhanced your comprehension

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Nicole Schroeder

Does Amazon A+ Content Make The Grade?

Breaking Down The Newest Marketing Feature in Kindle Direct Publishing  Standing out in a crowd is rarely fun—unless you’re trying to sell books, that is. But it’s not always easy. After all, eBook sales are an ever-growing force to be

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