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Articles by Victory Crayne

blue dot image Depressed? Take the Long View
by Victory Crayne. You need to change your habits to make yourself into the kind of person you want to be.

blue dot image Habits
by Victory Crayne. You need to change your habits to make yourself into the kind of person you want to be.

blue dot image Break Every Overwhelming Writing Task into Smaller Tasks
by Victory Crayne. How to avoid writers block by breaking large tasks into smaller ones.

blue dot image Character Mapping for More Sales Success  
by Victory Crayne. How to create more richly developed characters.

blue dot image Why Beginning Writers Have So Much Difficulty Gaining Success
by Victory Crayne. Why so many rejections.

blue dot image Crayne Business Model for Book Writers
by Victory Crayne. Writers needs a new business model.

blue dot image Critique to Help the Author, not Yourself
by Victory Crayne. How to succeed in a critique group.

blue dot image Are You Doing Your Dream Job?
by Victory Crayne. Take out a sheet of paper and figure it out.

blue dot image How to Critique Fiction
by Victory Crayne. A thorough guide to critiquing your own work and that of others.

blue dot image What to Add in Drafts to Make Your Story Sell Better
by Victory Crayne. How to revise a story or novel to enhance its appeal.

blue dot image Career Plan for Fiction Writers
by Victory Crayne. Why learn from Hard Knocks University?

blue dot image Writing Your First Novel
by Victory Crayne. For those who are starting out.

blue dot image How to Grow Your Fiction Writing Skills
by Victory Crayne.

blue dot image How to Succeed in an Online Writing Workshop
by Victory Crayne. Guidelines for those who are fascinated by the idea of joining a
writing workshop on the Internet and want to know how to get started.

blue dot image How to Punctuate, Use Tags, and Vary the Structure of Your Dialogue
by Victory Crayne. Guidelines for writing lively dialogue while punctuating correctly.

blue dot image Using Dashes in Your Writing
by Victory Crayne. Guidelines for the proper use of hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes.

blue dot image Copy Editing Versus Content Editing
by Victory Crayne. Why a good content editor is more important than a copy editor.

blue dot image Copyright Infringement (A Case Study)
by Victory Crayne. What to do if someone publishes your material as his or her own.

blue dot image Why You Need a Professional Editor
by Victory Crayne. ...BEFORE You Try to Sell Your Novel. Before your risk your efforts and money on publishing your book, you owe it to yourself to have it professionally edited. It can make the difference between trying to sell a rough cut rock that YOU think is a diamond versus trying to sell a cut, polished, gorgeous gem.

blue dot image Getting Started Writing a Memoir
by Victory Crayne. If you are struggling with how to begin writing a memoir, check out this one-page quick guide.

blue dot image Book on Self-Publishing Companies
by Victory Crayne. If you are considering using a Print-on-Demand (POD) self-publishing company, you owe it to yourself to get Mark Levine's book 'The Fine Print of Self-Publishing.'

It's a small investment to gain a valuable education before you invest your money. The first five chapters will inform you what to be aware of in contracts. A poor choice of company could cost you sales of your book by being overpriced, loss of royalties on your book, and a contract you'll have difficulty getting out of. A good choice of company will repay your investment in this book very quickly.

Other Articles

blue dot image Hardcore Critique Advice
by Amy Sterling Casil

blue dot image How to Cope with Critiquing
by Rich Hamper: Critiquing from the viewpoints of both the critic and the author.

blue dot image Turkey City Lexicon
Containing SF critique terms to know and live by.

blue dot image Writing Resources
Sources to learn more about writing, including links to many writing web sites.

 


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