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fear of flying

Fear of flying

My mom’s story My mom loves cross-stitching. She creates amazing and magical pieces, sometimes spending years on finish just one of them (you need time to make 200 000 crosses!). Everybody who enters my parents’ house is absolutely amazed. However, when they suggest organizing an exhibition

where good ideas come from

Where good ideas come from?

Have you ever wondered where good ideas come from? I could start and end this article with just one sentence: ‘Garbage in, garbage out’, but let’s try to dig a little deeper. I was thinking what articles I could write for Booky to make it

how to create real characters

How to create ‘real’ characters?

Observations Have you ever noticed how once you meet a person, you immediately judge them and create a certain way of thinking about them and later something happens, you find out something new about them and your whole vision of that person turns upside down?

difference between masterpiece and kitsch

What is the difference between masterpiece and kitsch?

I am a huge fantasy fan, but lately, when I go to bookshops (yes, I’m old-fashioned), I’m very disappointed. 99,9% of books I take in my hands, I put back on the shelf. Why? The reason is always the same – I already read it. And I

Free eBook Promotion Sites

Free eBook promotion sites

You think promoting a book has to be expensive? If you don’t want to spend a fortune, try these free ebook promotion sites. Free eBook Promotion Sites 1. Addicted to eBooks: “This website is perfect for readers like me, who want to watch their book budget.

How to increase your book blog traffic?

How to increase your book blog traffic?

It is obvious, you want to increase your book blog traffic and gain more exposure of your book. Here a few tips that you should use to achieve that. These small steps may be more important than the text you wrote, so pay attention! 1.

Free Press Release Distribution Sites

Free Press Release Distribution Sites

You wrote your book? You published it? That’s great! It’s time to let the media know about it! Here is the list of free press release distribution sites. 24-7PressRelease.com – Free release distribution with ad-support 1888PressRelease.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent

How to identify your target audience

How to identify your target audience?

One of the most difficult questions for an author is figuring out ‘who is my target audience?’ But how to identify your target audience? It might be surprising to discover that, whatever we might think, our book is not for everyone. To maximize our chances

seth godin's advice for authors

Seth Godin’s Advice for authors

I love this article so much, I couldn’t help but post it here, so that more writers can read it. The original Seth Godin’s advice for authors was published on author’s website. Seth Godin’s Advice for authors It happened again. There I was, meeting with someone who

beta-readers

Beta-readers. What is it all about?

Being an author, you know your book best. But still, you may overlook some important details. That is why you need beta-readers. Who are they? Beta-readers are non-professional readers who read a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to