Category Archives: The Craft of Writing

Self Published Title Is Kobo’s Most Read Crime Novel Of All Time

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Rakuten Kobo, a leading innovator in the digital reading space, joins WHSmith as a sponsor of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival taking place this week. In celebration of all things crime, Kobo is releasing insights from an independent survey of the British public and its own user database, which reveals the insights about crime readers and predicts where

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The Most Common Editing and Proofreading Mistakes That Writers Usually Make


By Gloria Kopp In today’s marketplace, getting your work out there is often considered more crucial than checking it for errors first. As good as it feels to be the first with a new story, though, it’s embarrassing when readers pick up on the mistakes you made in your haste to get published. Here’s the most common errors writers make when

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Writing Powerful Scenes: Why Choosing The Right Setting Is So Important


By Angela Ackerman   Many authors, when in the throes of scene planning, are all about the action. They know who the players are, what they feel, and what needs to happen. With those three biggies squared away, it’s really just a matter of pounding out the words, right? Nope. A critical piece of the puzzle needs our attention first:

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