11 Reasons Why You Should Submit Your Short Stories to Anthologies – By Rayne Hall…

Tips on why to write for anthologies, thanks to Rayne Hall.

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on Fiction University:

Submitting a short story to an anthology has a lot of benefits.

Getting short stories published in anthologies (collections of stories by multiple authors) can be a big stepping stone in your fiction writing career.

Here are the reasons why you should try:

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MOTION DURING DIALOG

Good thoughts.

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Hi SEers! Denise here to discuss what happens when people talk to each other and how to apply that to writing.

Have you ever watched people talk? Do they sit and speak without moving or any expression? In my family, I’m surrounded by Italians. Hands are always flying around during conversations. I know who not to sit next to during a meal if knives are being used. It’s dangerous!

Besides hands, heads are moving, faces change expression, bodies are constantly in motion, and tone shifts can take the spoken level from high to low. The speaker’s mood comes out in not only their words but their body language.

Yet, when I first write a dialog for a story, I only put the conversation. I barely tag who’s talking. Later, when I’ve completed the story, I go back and add all the movement that accompanies the words.

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Book Publishing Cost Calculator: What you can expect to spend for Writing, Publishing, and Promoting your book – by Stephanie Chandler…

This is a good, comprehensive list of potential costs one may incur when publishing a book…but don’t let it scare you off! 🙂

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on NonFiction Authors Association:

One of my closest friends is embarking on writing her first book and she asked if I could help her estimate costs for her publishing journey.

It occurred to me that we should have a costs calculator for publishing expenses, which I have compiled for you below.

While there are exceptions to every rule, included here are typical price ranges for various book publishing services.

Keep in mind that there are inexpensive freelance directories like Fiverr which can be useful for simple projects like having social media headers designed.

Just be careful when hiring freelancers for professional-level work like book covers and publishing services. You have little control over the unauthorized sharing of your work in other countries, potential copyright infringement, and other headaches that come from hiring inexpensive overseas labor.

It is recommended to invest in experienced designers and publishing industry professionals when possible.

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How Amazon and Bookbub Will Help You Sell Books–FREE – by Ruth Harris…

Good advice here!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Anne R. Allen:

Yeah, we know…

A BookBub feature will rocket your book skyward.

Stacked promos can help you tickle the algos and ride the tsunami.

A great launch strategy well executed can get your book a bestseller badge.

But all these options are pricey—especially a BookBub feature if you can even get one.

And they don’t all necessarily work or don’t work as well as you hoped.

Then what?

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