Category: Making a Living

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The 299 Author Movement

This article is a follow up to my last post, We MUST Have a Voice. Everything in this article is based on the sources I’ve noted and my personal opinions. It is not intended to vilify any group, but to spread awareness in hopes that we might find a solution together. Is it time to make some waves? Over the past week, I’ve seen an uprising in the author...

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We MUST Have a Voice!

Remember this guy? Yes, it’s Christian Bale, but many of us knew him before he was Batman, back when he was Jack Kelly, the newsie who shook the entire city of New York during the strike of 1899. He’s portrayed by Sexy Mr. Bale in the film Newsies. Why am I bringing him up? Well, sometimes history repeats itself and the answers are there, but we don’t immediately recognize...

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Review Etiquette: 10 Commandments for Authors & Readers

Reviews are a funny thing. Some readers base their shopping on reviews while others completely ignore the opinions of others. It’s the same for authors. Some are terrified to chance a glimpse while others are obsessed with how the public is receiving their work. I, personally, am on the obsessive side regardless of if I’m shopping or writing. Why? Well, there are many benefits to following reviews...

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How to Turn Writing into an Author Career

Now has a VLOG! This week’s tips… How to Turn Writing into an Author Career! An overview of all the responsibilities an author faces on a weekly bases. Please comment below #LiterallyLydia, and let me know if there’s a writing or industry  topic you’d like me to address in an upcoming vlog. Thanks for watching! Happy Writing! ~Lydia   Help Authors with a Share!

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Tuesday Tips: My Point of View on Point of View

This Tuesday’s Tip comes at the request of a reader. “How do you choose point of view? I am trying to write for the first time. For some reason I am at a battle between 1st and 3rd. I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts on this process.” POV is a great place to start! [dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst, let’s get a basic understanding of POV so we’re all...

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Tueasday’s Tip: Top 7 Writing Distractions

Squirrel!!   Last week we talked about scheduling and the discipline it takes to write a novel. This week I’m doing a countdown of the top 7 distractions I have to avoid at all costs when trying to write and tips on how that’s done.   7. People. They must realize the fictional people in our heads have the floor right now and we can’t...

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Tuesday’s Tip: An Author’s Schedule

Welcome to the first of my Tuesday’s Tips segment here on Literally Lydia. This segment is intended to help fellow writers and aspiring authors gain insight into the world of books, publishing, and behind the scenes situations authors face every day. I thought a good place to start would be… The Author’s Schedule [dropcap]S[/dropcap]o you’ve decided you’re no longer playing at a hobby and you’ve finally...

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