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When Is the Best Time to Launch Your Book?

by Auburn Seal  •  August 18, 2016

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The answer to that depends greatly on several factors. Is this book a first in series or a sequel? What genre is it? What other books are being released? Mick Rooney gave some general guidelines that you can use to help plan your launch because there are some constants in the book publishing industry. In

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Using Myers-Briggs to Craft Compelling Characters

by Auburn Seal  •  July 12, 2016

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When creating a character that your reader will connect with and become invested in, it’s important for them to feel like real people with real lives that matter. Do you plot your story first and then add characters to suit? Or maybe you create a character and then build a story around them. Either way works.

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Great Advice for Writers from Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon

by Auburn Seal  •  June 14, 2016

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I had the pleasure of attending, with over 1,000 other Outlander fans, a lecture from Diana Gabaldon with some writing friends of mine. If you have been living on another planet, Outlander is an internationally best selling historical fiction book series that has become a TV phenomena all over the world. As writers, we often

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3 Quotes from Julia Cameron that Inspire

by Auburn Seal  •  June 7, 2016

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Recently, while reading Julia Cameron I came across several quotations by her that just begged to be passed along. You can apply them to writing. Or really any creative endeavor. Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write was the first book I read that gave me the permission that I thought I needed to write. She’s been

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Creating a Writing Room that Invigorates Creativity

by Auburn Seal  •  May 31, 2016

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We here at Bibliocrunch are thrilled to feature this guest post with fabulous ideas to create a writing room that rocks from the folks over at Modernize! Taking some time to design a space to foster your creativity is important and fun. Read on and be inspired! Creating a Writing Room that Invigorates Creativity By

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The Anatomy of the Perfect Writer’s Retreat

by Auburn Seal  •  May 17, 2016

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The Writer’s Retreat. We’ve all likely participated in retreats that have spiraled into the 7th circle of hell. Turns out there is a recipe you can follow to avoid such a disaster. I’ve attended a lot of getaways for writers in the years since I embraced writing as a career. They haven’t all turned into

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Are You an Honest Writer?

by Auburn Seal  •  May 10, 2016

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  We talked a bit last week about ways to unblock ourselves. There are many reasons that a writer can feel blocked and a billion ways to attempt to recover from that block. Today, we’ll talk about one of the main reasons I find that a writer is struggling to tap into their muse. They

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Four Ways to Banish Writer’s Block

by Auburn Seal  •  May 5, 2016

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Writer’s Block. It’s a real thing with real consequences. Let’s talk about it. When you talk about something, it becomes less scary of a thing. So let’s banish writer’s block to the shadows. There are lots of things can keep us from writing and it’s not always about being blocked. Sometimes life carries us away

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The Successful Writer’s Guide (Infographic)

by Auburn Seal  •  April 19, 2016

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  Guest Post by Matt Banner There’s a moment in every writer’s life where they realize they were born and put on this Earth to tell stories. For me, it was in 7th grade when a fire drill left me and my fellow classmates stranded outside for several hours (which was of course an eternity

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Optimism for Writers

by Auburn Seal  •  April 12, 2016

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If anyone can teach us about optimism in the face of overwhelming odds, Helen Keller seems like a good candidate. And being a self-published author in today’s market can resemble desperation. So many books are added to Amazon every day and it’s difficult for an author to get any kind of visibility. Sometimes we feel

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