Affect vs. Effect | Grammarly Blog

Take the quiz and let us know how well you did! Do YOU know the difference between affect and effect? ❤ Affect and effect are easy to mix up. Here’s the short version of how to use the right word: Affect is usually a verb,… Source: Affect vs. Effect | Grammarly Blog

The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2) Cover Reveal

Check out Kate’s new book and the amazing cover reveal! ❤

Kate M. Colby

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m pleased to present the cover and book description for The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2).

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A courtesan on a mission. A brothel ravished by greed. A murder to avenge.

Dellwyn Rutt loves her life as a courtesan. For years, she has enjoyed the simple pleasures and lavish gifts of her trade. Now she wants more: the title of madam.

But Madam Huxley, the brothel’s current proprietor, refuses to name a successor—a problem that is amplified by the legalization of adultery. As the new law sends lusty clients flocking to the brothel, Madam Huxley’s greed grows unchecked at the workers’ expense. Only one outsider seems to care: a self-proclaimed prophet who won’t rest until the unholy institution is abolished.

After weeks of abuse, Dellwyn desperately seeks a way to subdue Madam Huxley’s tyranny. But when another courtesan is murdered, Dellwyn must set her struggles aside and solve the…

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3 Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Forward

One way you become a better writer is to practice. My #WQWWC -Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is all about that. This article will help you establish the three critical components of a story: character, plot, and theme. Give it a try tomorrow and see how it works for you. ❤ "These fiction writing exercises … Continue reading 3 Fiction Writing Exercises | Writing Forward

The Dark Moment – Why Taking Your Protagonist To Her Lowest Makes for Great Reading – Author Zoo

D for Dark Moment – Romance Writing from A to Z No matter if you're a plotter, a pantser or a whatever-the-hell-I-want-to-write-liker, there's one moment in your protagonist's journey that resonates with your readers most… Source: The Dark Moment – Why Taking Your Protagonist To Her Lowest Makes for Great Reading - Author Zoo

» Clarkesworld Magazine: Accepting Science Fiction and Fantasy

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly basis. The editors have put together a long list of hard sells – story topics that they generally do not want to see, although you might be able to … Continue reading » Clarkesworld Magazine: Accepting Science Fiction and Fantasy

» The Totally Entwined Group: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

The Totally Entwined Group is an eBook and print publisher that was successful in its own right, before being purchased by the Bonnier Publishing group. There have been some shifts in focus since Bonnier purchased it in 2015, but the group still has a good reputation and its focus is still on its two flagship … Continue reading » The Totally Entwined Group: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

How to punctuate dialogue tags and action beats correctly – Sandra Gerth

A great explanation on how to use quotes in dialogue. ❤ How to punctuate dialogue tags and action beats correctly Source: How to punctuate dialogue tags and action beats correctly - Sandra Gerth

Should You Buy Your Own ISBN Numbers?

What has been your experience? Great thoughts here about buying (or not) ISBN numbers for your books. ❤

Lit World Interviews

Your book’s ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the 10 or 13 digit number assigned to every published book, and identifies things like edition, publisher and physical properties. Each particular edition of any published book has to have its own unique number, so you can’t use the same number if you choose to republish an already published book. The new book must have its own new number. I have seen writers on various forums claim that they’ve used the same ISBN number for both their paperback and their eBook versions, but if they did indeed get away with that they shouldn’t have. A quick squiz at Bowker’s rules (internationally applicable) will show quite clearly that a separate ISBN number is required for each format as well. eBook, audiobook, paperback and hardback. Getting even more picky, you could have MOBI and ePub versions published on different platforms. You could end up…

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