Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our First New Release in 2013

We are happy to announce that Connected Hearts – Four Lesbian Romance Stories by Jae, RJ Nolan, and Joan Arling is not only available on Smashwords but also on amazon. Those who would like to know what happend to Annie … Continue reading

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Visiting one of the top five German publishers

In the course of a seminar I was able to visit the S. Fischer Verlage, one of the top five publishers in Germany. For two hours, the heads of each department explained how their operational procedures work. It was inspiring … Continue reading

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Connected Hearts…

It’s freezing outside and and everywhere I look is snow and ice. I have to be honest: I do prefer this to gray and dreary weather. And I love to stay on my sofa, drink a cup of tea or coffee, … Continue reading

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Creating three-dimensional characters

The characters are the lifeblood of every story. You can have a great story idea and beautiful prose, but if readers don’t care for your main characters, they’ll put your book aside and never pick it up again. Readers and … Continue reading

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Copyright

To help writers who haven’t yet published a book and feel a bit overwhelmed with all the legal terms in publishing contracts, we decided to blog about some of the legal aspects of writing. What is copyright? Copyright law protects … Continue reading

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Writing Resolutions

Everyone starts with at least one resolution into a new year – even if it’s just the one to not have a resolution… We asked some of our authors about their writing-related resolutions for 2013. Jae: I’m planning on republishing … Continue reading

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Conflict

Here’s the next blog post in our series about manuscript rejection. We already blogged about four other common mistakes: telling instead of showing, violating point of view, writing an opening that doesn’t catch the reader’s attention, and dumping too much information … Continue reading

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