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A Guide to Self-Publishing in Canada

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If you’re like me, and considering the self-publishing route for your next novel, then this guide is for you.   Self-publishing is a route many authors are now choosing to publish their stories. There are two main paths to take when self-publishing, all by yourself from start to finish, or with the help of a publishing […]

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Create Bestselling Novels with Conflict

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  Conflict sits at the very core of your story, it is what draws people to stay up all hours of the night, reading through blurry eyes. This isn’t surprising considering it’s human nature to gravitate towards disasters. They fascinate us to no end. Gossip, and drama keeps people awake in their office, and don’t […]

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Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist

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Never let ‘Writer’s Block’ slow your progress, and break your confidence again.   Writer’s block has plagued all writers, and it hits you when you least expect it. This doesn’t need to be a big, bad, terrible thing – look at it as a learning experience. This is the time for you to get in […]

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World Building Guide: Fantasy Novels | TheMobileAuthor

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The characteristics of World Building you need to know to create a fully immersive world that your readers will be immersed in.   I first became enthralled with fantasy novels when I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I may have read other fantasy novels before that one, but the incredibly unique and outrageous […]

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How to Avoid Stereotypes and Clichés

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“a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” When you first hear the definition of a cliché I bet your mind goes towards a negative thought, not a positive one. The terms, overused, and lacking in original thought don’t exactly reek of confidence. When I think of a cliché, […]

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4 Sassy Dialogue Tips for Fiction

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Dialogue can make or break your novel — and you don’t want to be part of the later. We talk everyday, and often all-day for some of us, so you would think writing dialogue would be a simple task. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t harness your dialogue skills. That’s where I come […]

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Scenes So Good Your Readers Cry

Writing riveting scenes for your book is no easy task – there are cliches to avoid, emotions that need to be felt, and a plot line to move forward. If the scenes that you have written so far seem a little lack lustre, you are not alone my friend. The ultimate goal of every scene […]

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