Can Your Novel be Adapted into a Stage Play?

I am currently working with a professional playwright to adapt my novel, Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever, into a stage play.

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Where to Start Your Novel

Successful commercial fiction doesn’t start with first words you ever put on the page. The start is where the true beginning lies. It’s where the book takes off.

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Get in Front of People to Build Your Brand

Okay, so you’ve written a book. How are potential readers going to find out about it?

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Writing a Synopsis Can Be More Difficult Than Writing a Book

The first paragraph of a book synopsis should “set the scene” – where, when, who the protagonist is and what the problem or challenge is.

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Why Does an Author Need a Press Release?

It’s valuable to use news releases in your online marketing program. You can create opportunities to expand your book’s readership when you use this strategy effectively. Here are several key benefits:

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Worried About Writing Your Memoir?

Tweet Many writers want to share their memoirs; maybe with just their children or grandchildren or maybe with the world. But what if someone they write about sues them? Should I be candid about my abusive father or my alcoholic mother? Will my sister take offense if I reveal her stay in rehab? In a […]

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Quirky Book Promotion Ideas

Can you link your book to a special or not so special holiday or upcoming event?

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How to End Your Story

As a writer, you should have some idea of how you want to end your story from the beginning. When I began writing Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever, I thought I knew how I wanted it to end.

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Do You Really Need Two Print-On-Demand Providers?

A lot has changed in the independent publishing industry since I published my novel, Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever in 2009. I found an interesting guest column by Amy Collins, an expert in book sales and marketing previously published on www.buildbookbuzz, courtesy of Sandra Beckwith.

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Questions for First-Time Authors

Now that I’ve written my first novel, I think back to a few of the questions I wish I had asked myself before I started.

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