New Book Blast! Witchy Eye

Help a Deserving Author Reach the Top! The crew at Literary Rebel is helping to get the word out about a new release in the alternate reality sci-fi genre. The book is Witchy Eye by D.J Butler. Fans of Literary Rebel might have already read some of D.J.’s work...

Think You Don’t Need an Editor?

For independent authors, it’s tempting to skimp on the cost of professional editing and try to edit your novel yourself. Enlisting a friend, relative or coworker as a proofreader seems like an easy, cost-saving way to finishing a manuscript. But editing is one area...

Crafting Fiction – 3 Reasons to Plot

The question of a plot outline is a hot button issue. There are two camps; one group will decry plot outlines as a device used by talentless hacks. They claim that outlines kill the spontaneity of good storytelling. The other group sees a plot outline as an...

Crafting Fiction – Ideas

This was a hard one for me. I debated if I should post this or not. People ask me where I get my ideas and it’s a really hard question to answer. I’ve always got ideas rattling around inside my brain like marbles in a tin cup, clamoring for attention. The...

Crafting Fiction – Write a Lot

The most important factor in getting published and finding success in writing is not talent, but discipline. The ability to make a daily habit of writing will do more to guarantee success than any amount of raw talent. There are many talented singers and musicians who...

Crafting Fiction – Read a Lot

I’ve gotten a lot of email from fans asking me how I write and how I got published. Thanks, by the way, to everyone who wrote me to tell me how much they enjoyed the book. It is always great to get personal feedback. Rather than write each of you back...

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