Are You Pricing Your Book Too High?
In a previous blog post, we briefly looked at price to see if the price you set your books at is helping you to attract readers or if it repels them.
The discussion stemmed from the fact that many self-published authors tend to price themselves out of sales. This happens because:
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Ultimate Guide: How To Write A Killer Author Bio
How often do you come to the end of a great novel, an enlightening article or an inspiring poem and immediately set out to learn more about the author?
You want to know who was responsible for bringing you to tears, laughing out loud or giving you that light bulb moment of understanding. You want to get your hands on something else they've written so you can do it all again.
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How To Write A Better Murder Mystery Victim
The victim of a murder mystery story is a unique breed of victim. Usually, the death of a character at the hands of another comes at the emotional climax of a story. Even some painfully misunderstood villains can choke us up a little when they finally meet their demise.
A murder mystery victim’s death, however, is one that isn’t just expected by the reader, but welcomed with gleeful palm-rubbing and a devilish chuckle. To a murder mystery lover, the sight of a dead body means ‘curtain up’ on the story.
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Writing in Third Person Omniscient vs Third Person Limited (Bonus: Extended infographic included below)
You may have a clear vision for what or who your book is about — but do you know how to tell your story? One of the first major decisions you’ll face as an author is determining the style of narration in your book. Is your story best served by writing in first person, third person, or — if you’re feeling adventurous — second person?
In this post, we’ll be looking at the options available to authors writing in the third person: omniscient and limited. In third person omniscient narration, the narrator has a god’s eye view of the story and is privy to all characters’ thoughts, as well as knowledge of the past and future. Then there’s third person limited, where the narrator’s scope of knowledge is intimately tied to a particular character — very often the protagonist.
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