Three Steps to Hitting The Hallmark Screen

By |2020-07-14T14:50:35+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We are coming up on the time of year when heart-warming Hallmark movies roll on repeat. Comforting, cozy, and inspiring, these movies are perfect for curling up with hot cocoa on a rainy day. If you’ve ever seen a Hallmark movie, then you know it has a very specific brand [...]

Timing: How to Plan Your Book Launch

By |2020-07-14T14:52:19+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The world of traditional publishing is like a slow-moving sloth climbing a tree. Things will progress, but will take time. If you sell your book to a publishing house tomorrow, it most likely won’t see the shelves of a bookstore for 18-22 months. In the traditional publishing world, manuscripts are [...]

Mysteries For Your TBR List: Staff Picks!

By |2020-07-14T14:53:23+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

With so many best-selling mystery and thriller titles in the market, it can be hard to narrow down the vast selection. Our staff offers some guidance on which books will put a chill down your spine this fall with some of our favorite mysteries. Peter enjoys the suspense and the [...]

Font Selection – the Scariest of All Design Decisions?

By |2020-07-14T14:54:39+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

So you’ve finished your manuscript and you’re ready to self-publish. Or maybe you’re just sitting down to design your first website. Or, you’re putting together your dream wedding invitation. You’re focused on the graphics, when suddenly it hits you: you have no idea what to do about typeface. You start [...]

3 Wicked Writing Fears and How to Banish Them

By |2020-07-14T14:56:40+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fear is a funny thing. When you were younger, it may have crept up on you while watching a scary movie. Fear makes it feel like cold, slimy hands are clasping themselves around your heart. It makes it difficult to breathe and think clearly. This feeling we recognize as fear [...]

NaNoWriMo Prep: Get Ready for the Race!

By |2020-07-14T14:57:06+00:00September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It is not uncommon for writers to be struck with a seemingly brilliant idea, only to have it fizzle out by the ever-annoying writer’s block. This has happened to me one too many times. I’ll be inspired by an idea, write for a few hours, then find myself rewriting and [...]

Plagiarism: Avoid the Dirty Word!

By |2020-07-14T14:58:55+00:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Plagiarism. It’s a dirty word. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of plagiarize, the root word of plagiarism, is the following: plagiarized; plagiarizing transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source intransitive verb : [...]

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