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  • How to Painlessly Generate Dozens of Blog Ideas

    How to Painlessly Generate Dozens of Blog Ideas

    Writers ask me what to blog about all the time. Recently, I was brainstorming story background (world-building) ideas with a writer. We were having a lot of fun just playing with the story. She stopped and stared at her screen full of ideas. “These are all great blogging ideas!” Her gasp of surprise was delightful….

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  • Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

    Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

    One of the most common mistakes I see writers make with branding is to pull their punches. They have power. They have a unique take on life and story. But they also want everyone to like them. 15“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. 16So,…

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  • The Magic of World Anvil

    The Magic of World Anvil

    In my last post, I talked about digital readers, a group of readers who like to interact with stories in new and creative ways. Many of these readers are young, but not all. People of all ages are discovering the fun of interacting with stories and the passion is contagious. Now I want to show…

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  • Level up Your Worldbuilding Skills

    Level up Your Worldbuilding Skills

    Deleyna interviews Janet Forbes, one of the creators of World Anvil, to showcase this exciting writing and worldbuilding tool in detail!

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  • The Invisible Reader You Don’t Want to Ignore

    The Invisible Reader You Don’t Want to Ignore

    I recently attended the 2021 Publishing Year in Review: Opportunities & Continuing Trends, an online publishing seminar put on by Ingram Content Group. The entire presentation was encouraging and fascinating. One moment caught my attention during the presentation by Pete McCarthy, the Director of Consumer Insights from Ingram Book Company. This is a man who…

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  • 5 Tips for Social Media Detox

    5 Tips for Social Media Detox

    It seems like whenever I talk to folks about social media, someone brings up how toxic the environment is these days. They’re not wrong. But there is a cure! Take control of your social media platforms I took a cooking class on how to use a knife. The teacher said one thing that stuck with…

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