Where Do You Get Your Story Ideas?

  ***** If you’d like to write an article for KMW, get in touch via the submission page. ***** Author, Suzanna J. Linton tackles the tough question of story ideas — Read on! One of the most common questions a writer receives is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Now, there are four ways to answer this. The smart aleck way: “I get mine at Sam’s Club.” The BS way: “Well, it’s all a part of my process, you see…” Or, the evasive way: “LOOK! Continue reading →

Finding Time To Write

*** If you’d like to write a guest post, go to my submissions page, and get in touch! ***   How I Find the Time to Write – Margery Leveen Sher If you are a writer, you need two things: time and self-discipline. I have neither. But I do have huge ambition, a large ego, and as icing on the cake, a great tendency to be boring.  I use these assets as levers to find the time and force the self-discipline. After a successful career Continue reading →

Villains Your Readers Will Remember

  *** If you’d like to submit a guest post, go to the submission page and send me a message! *** Tears For A Scoundrel by author Max E. Stone    No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.   The phrase is just one of the many instructions that all writers, myself included, use as their credence to speak realistically to their audiences no matter the genre they write.   Personally speaking, I started writing at nine years old as a hobby. At Continue reading →

Try Booklaunch.io for FREE!

Try Booklaunch.io free for 2 months! Ben De Rienzo from Booklaunch.io is giving our audience two months free! That’s right! You get to try out the premium features. All you need is coupon code: BPW60 to receive 2 months free ($12 off for 2 months). Seriously, I said it on the Sunday show, the pages are incredibly easy to create using their tools. And, they’ve integrated WordPress, Sumo, Mailchimp, and more. That’s what you get to test! The integrations are all part of the premium features. Continue reading →

KMW Reviews: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide: Every Indie Author’s Essential Directory-To Help You Prepare, Publish, and Promote Professional Looking Books           Format: Kindle Category: Directories; Publishing & Books Page count: 180 Publisher: Marin Bookworks (December 18, 2014) ASIN: B00QSKUS2Q Reviewed January 27, 2015 NOTE: I make it a point not to read what other reviewers write, until after I’ve finished my review, and published it. That being said, I agree with those who would have liked this to be more than lists; however, Continue reading →

KMW Reviews: Groundwork by debut author Paul McDunough

GROUNDWORK by Paul McDunough Genre: Mystery Page count: 255 Publisher: Lettermore Books; 1 edition (October 3, 2014) ASIN: B00O63SCXY Reviewed January 26, 2014         The first time I got my hands on a shovel I was looking for a body. This is a great hook! It appears at the beginning of chapter one. The book could have started here, but the author decided to write a prologue. The book begins with this: From my ninth-floor bedroom window, the street looked as far away Continue reading →

Because I Married a White Man

        By Kori D. Miller, Editor People like lists. I know I do. They’re scannable. They’re easy. So, here’s my list. My children can pass. I don’t have to worry that my son will be shot, by a police officer, at a playground. My children’s friends accept them as “one of them.” Teachers don’t assume that my children are troublemakers. Teachers don’t assume that my children aren’t intelligent. My children were never suspended from a pre-school for “bad” behavior. Store owners don’t Continue reading →

The End, Now What: A Self-Publishing Guide For NANOWRIMO Writers

 By Miral Sattar My Book Inspiration  At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is:   “I want to self-publish my book, where do I start?”   I’m usually invited to speak on panels because I run Bibliocrunch.com, a platform that connects authors with trusted, vetted professionals. We also have a VIP Service that guides authors through the process of self-publishing. So, I’m familiar with A LOT of the questions that first-time authors have.   Before, I answer the question Continue reading →

Series Writing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 By AD Starrling My love affair with the written language started with the children’s series Babar the Elephant. The next books I fell in love with were Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven, among the many other gems she wrote, and the inimitable Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene. Why are series popular? Because readers love them. As a reader myself, I like nothing more than to revisit a much-loved “world” created by an author, where I can meet familiar protagonists and accompany them Continue reading →

Reimagining NaNoWriMo Yields Best Book

By Danielle Girard   This is my first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’d heard the fanfare over the years, seen the occasional posts, but I’d never pulled the trigger myself. This year I did. I TOLD people I was writing a draft in November. In one month. I prepared for it. I set up a schedule of how many words it would take each day to accomplish 50,000 in a month. I accounted for disruptive occasions (like Thanksgiving) when I knew I was less Continue reading →
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