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How to Use Google Docs for Sharing Documents

(Photo compliments of Morguefile.com) For years, I worked far away from my office. I was so far away, in fact, that a commute was a 12-hour trip by car and nearly a four-hour flight with a connection in either Detroit or Chicago. So getting to the office was not an option for me. But it worked […]

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One Quick and Easy Way to Research for Historical Fiction Ideas

When you were a kid did you love history? If you were like me you nodded off in history class. I found it so boring! Now that I’m much older I love history, but because I didn’t pay attention in class I’m often embarrassed at my lack of knowledge about the World War I era, […]

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11 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help INDIE Authors Be More Efficient

  (Photo compliments of Morguefile.com) If you’re like me you probably wish there was two of you. Wouldn’t that be great? One of you could write and the other could handle all the other stuff–accounting, promo, formatting, launching, blog posting, etc. What if you could hire someone to be the other you, someone who knew […]

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How To Show Likeable Characteristics in Unlikeable People

Save The Cat Have you ever read a book you didn’t like because you didn’t like the main character? Maybe she was too self-absorbed, or maybe he was a thief–he didn’t have any endearing qualities, so you put the book down and never finished the story because you didn’t care about the the mc. This […]

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Page-Burning Success: Where Should You Stop Your Scenes?

Photo Compliments of Morguefile.com Readers who have reviewed my novels often make the comment that they couldn’t put the book down, that they finished the book in a day or two, or that it kept them up all night. I LOVE those reviews because it makes me think that I did something right, that I […]

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Hooking Up The Train Cars of Your Story

Last week I went to the Montrose Christian Writer’s Conference hundreds of miles from my home. I could have driven, but I fall asleep in the car–even when I’m driving. So I decided to fly. But flying out of our little city isn’t easy and often times planes are delayed and connecting flights are missed. […]

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Your Phone as an Illustrator for Your Novel

It’s widely known that a picture says a thousand words. Some of those thousand words can be useful to writers, especially if they have the picture. These days, we have cameras on our phones. They allow us to snap pictures of places and people on the go. If you’re sleuth enough, you can take pictures […]

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Deets from the Non-Fiction Author, Gloria Doty

(Amazon LINK to Book) A Note from Michelle:  I primarily write fiction and blog about writing tips for novelists, but many writers yearn to write nonfiction books too. Today I have a nonfiction author, Gloria Doty, as my guest. I asked her a few questions in hopes that her answers might inspire you on how […]

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Do Internal Questions in Fiction Show a Deeper Point-of-View?

  (Photo compliments of Morguefile.com) Part of getting published is finding an editor who can help develop your story and edit it for content flaws, grammar problems–and all the other point-of-view and tense inconsistencies writers may have. Sometimes writers agree with their editors comments and other times they disagree. I believe my editor because I’m […]

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Going Places in a Click

In 2004, I stayed in my college roommate’s one-room apartment in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. I was there for only a few days, but I will always remember the small place. It was unique, but one aspect of the place still stands out most in my mind. It was a third-story apartment that was […]

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