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Do Audiobooks Count as Reading? — The Write Nook

This may be a no brainer to some people and a head scratcher to others, but the debate about whether or not audiobooks count as reading still lingers. Our first memory of experiencing a story is when a book was … Continue reading

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Grow Your Imagination

THE IMPORTANCE OF imagination is so often overlooked. Without it we’re unable to see solutions beyond those that we’ve always used. But sometimes those same ol’ solutions to puzzles or challenges at work aren’t always the best or the most … Continue reading

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Plots and Sub-Plots

MANY BOOKS HAVE multiple plot lines such as the action/romance, or romance/mystery, or even the action/mystery/romance. So how do you work the bell curve magic when you have all these various plots and subplots going on? It’s easy (well, relatively … Continue reading

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Part 4: Wrapping It All Up

ONCE YOU REACH Part 4, you need to start wrapping up the story. You need to pull all the different plot lines together into a neat little package that you can present to the reader. In mysteries you tell or … Continue reading

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Part 3: Pushing the Tension

PART 3 OF the bell curve pushes the action and the suspense to the limit. If the reader has reached this point, they are fully engaged in your characters enough to care what happens. So, you need to push the … Continue reading

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Part 2: Holding the Reader’s Attention

PART 2 HELPS the author to capture and hold the reader’s attention. You do this by planting red herrings (if the book is a mystery), placing small clues in plain sight, adding another story line, and pushing the stakes even … Continue reading

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Book Fun

I was having fun with some new tools again. The result was a new (fun) video…Wanna see it? What’s so amazing, is along with being fun, it’s really easy, too. I may not sell any additional books with my little … Continue reading

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Part 1: Making Introductions

PART 1 IS where you introduce your readers to your story. Introducing the characters and the various story lines affecting the protagonist allow the reader to engage with and have a basic understanding of the character. Readers need to understand … Continue reading

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Excerpt From “All About Auras”

SOMETIMES SMALL THINGS (like a patch of eczema or a feeling of being choked when wearing cowl or turtleneck tops) can be resolved by acknowledging the cause is actually something that happened in a past life. While in college, I … Continue reading

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It’s 2 Books in 1 — An eBook and Audio Book

LAST YEAR I did a survey to discover which medium my readers preferred:  ebooks, real books, or audio books. Two-thirds picked printed words over audio. This made me happy…and frustrated. Happy, because I felt vindicated in not forking over $2500 … Continue reading

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