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The OutRamp Guide to Writing #22 – May 1, 2014

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The Latest Awesome Writing Tidbits:

  1. [The] first page is the start of the fulfillment of promise of your premise.
  2. Every character has a relationship to power.
  3. Your supporting crew should not orbit around your Main Character.
  4. Stories are about people with problems to be solved. Everything else is a travel brochure.
  5. The only true measure of whether a piece of writing is any good is the impact it has on its intended audience.

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The OutRamp Guide to Writing: Episode #21 – March 20, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Is Your Story’s Tone Lying to Readers?
  2. How to Write an Engaging First Chapter
  3. In Writing, There Are Rules, And Then There Are “Rules”

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The OutRamp Guide to Books and Reading: Episode #8 – March 19, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Podcast: BOOK RIOT: Dear Book Nerd Episode #5: The Thing About Ebooks…
  2. Jane Austen, ‘Game Theorist?’ Try ‘Subversive Sitcom Scribe’
  3. Case Closed? Art, Cannibals, and the Fate of Michael Rockefeller

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The OutRamp Guide to Self-Publishing: Episode #8 – March 18, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Nook Press Self-Publishing Platform Now in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium
  2. How to Hire an Editor, Part 2: Ask Questions
  3. Save $$ With A Manuscript Proof Checklist

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The OutRamp Guide to Book Promotion: Episode #10 – March 18, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Coming Soon: Changes to Facebook “Page”
  2. Where do you find cover artists?
  3. 3 Ways Authors Waste Time With Bad Book Marketing

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The OutRamp Guide to Writing: Episode #20 – March 18, 2014

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  1. Double Dipping Tension
  2. X-Files Writer On How To Tell A Great Horror Story
  3. Has Naive Cynicism Become A Literary Problem?

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The OutRamp Guide to Writing: Episode #19 – March 15, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. What Is the Zhong–and How Can It Help You Write Better Novels?
  2. Where do you find cover artists?
  3. I’ll Make the Pancakes: On Opting In – and Out – of the Writing Game

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The OutRamp Guide to Writing: Episode #18

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Oh, yes… that Author Earnings stuff just won’t go away. So I had to make a new subcategory for it.

Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Why Your Antagonist Needs a Mushy Moment
  2. Writing Wisdom From An Old Pro
  3. Lessons For Writers: The Beatles Edition

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The OutRamp Writer’s Wroundup Newsletter #4: February 10 – 16, 2014

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. How to Make Turning Points Drive Arcs and Themes
  2. Do You Think He Likes Me? Conveying Emotions
  3. Very Very (Very!) Early Thoughts On (New) Author Earnings Report

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The OutRamp Guide to Writing: Episode #17

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To be honest, I’m getting a little tired of the big debates and issues… I mostly just want to write and edit and click the publish button, and occasionally freak out about reviews. So craft advice… always good to check. Marketing advice… meh… I think I’ve got enough for now… drama about self publishing, the SFWA, who-said-what… I’ve lost track of it all.

Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Do You Think He Likes Me? Conveying Emotions
  2. Editing & Revision: Really Actually Not Optional
  3. Finding a Balance Between Writing and Marketing

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