Browsing Archive: February, 2012

"I wish someone told me..." Writing Prompt Winners!

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Writing Competitions 
Hello my wonderful writing friends!  Thank you for your patience as I evaluated the entries for this competition.  I decided it wouldn't be too wise to judge them while on high doses of hydrocodone and pain.  But, here they are for your enjoyment!  

There were so many wonderful entries it was difficult to choose.  Several made me laugh out loud (not a great idea with stitches, but worth the endorphin rush) and some made me ponder deeply.  Without further rambling, let's get to the results!

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Who Controls Your Amazon E-book Price?

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : self-publishing 

If you publish through Amazon.com, be aware of their right to change your pricing at any time. BUT, if you sign with them at $2.99, you will receive the 70% royalty rate, even if they drop your book to $0.99 (compared to the 35% rate that you sign for at $0.99/book in the beginning). This article is fascinating. Take the time to read the comments section as well.  Who Controls Your Amazon E-book Price? by Jim C. Hines.
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Why you should shoot adverbs on sight

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Self-editing 

Do you remember your third grade teacher drilling adverbs into your brain like your writing depended on them?  They may have served a purpose for our younger years, but for professional writers, they should be shot out of your writing forever.  Follow the link below to find out why.  You'll discover one valuable tip to whittle down any style of writing to its most precise and profound level.

http://writetodone.com/2010/08/30/shoot-adverbs/ 


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Tip of the Day: Imagination...

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : 10 Second Writing Tips 
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” - George Bernard Shaw 
 
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Tip of the Day:

Posted by Jessica Drollette on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : 10 Second Writing Tips 
As we embark into the new year, remember that setting goals is a wonderfully soul-stimulating process, but accomplishing what you set out to do is the real journey. Aim for the horizon, but remember that each small step on that pathway leads to the final  destination.
                                            

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