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How to Create Strong Female Characters

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) I’ve been hinting at it for months now, but the time has finally come. I’ve released the first book in my Busy Writer’s Guides series! And I’ve priced it at 99 cents. The misconceptions around what writers mean when we talk about strong female characters make them one of the most(…)

What Star Wars Character Are You?

By Marcy Kennedy (@Marcy Kennedy) Every few months I like to do a crazy personality quiz here. The first quiz (What Star Trek Race Are You?) started because of a disagreement my husband and I were having, and I had such fun with the quiz that since then I’ve also done What Lord of the(…)

Behind the Scenes: Kim Cleary and Necromancers

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Today I have the privilege of interviewing debut author Kim Cleary. I’m especially excited to offer this interview because I edited Path Unchosen and so I had a sneak peek long before it was available for purchase When you hear about the obstacles Kim overcame to write this book, I hope(…)

How to Write Captivating Blog Titles

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) On Friday I had the privilege of guest posting at Writers in the Storm about How to Write Captivating Blog Titles. I didn’t want you to miss it. I hope you’ll swing by and check out that post if you haven’t seen it already because I’m specifically talking about how writers(…)

Who Makes You Want to Be a Better Person?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) I had a light-hearted quiz post prepared for today (and you’ll still see it next week), but I couldn’t post it. I felt the need to re-post something I wrote two years ago. You see, Saturday was the 12th anniversary of the death of one of my dearest friends, and this(…)

What Would You Do If A Dinosaur Was Chasing You?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) This video should appeal to anyone who watched Jurassic Park or read the book (though it’s funny even if you haven’t). This is a prank that was played in Japan and aired on a TV show there. Did you spot the human legs? I almost didn’t, and so I know I(…)

5 Essential Elements for Pitching Romance

I’m still on the internet road this week, and today I’m visiting the blog of my friend Jami Gold, a paranormal romance author whose website is packed with great resources for writers of all stripes. She’s letting me talk about the five essential elements that need to go in any romance pitch. I hope you’ll(…)

How to Write a Tagline for Your Book (And Why You Need To)

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Yesterday I guest posted at The Bookshelf Muse, and I didn’t want you to miss it because I’m talking about How to Write a Tagline for Your Book (And Why You Need To). I think the title speaks for itself about the content of the post Enjoy! IMPORTANT NOTE: GMAIL CHANGES(…)

Is Chasing Your Dream Preventing You From Living?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Over the summer, I dropped my blogging schedule down to one day a week. I also took a real vacation for the first time in three years. I did those things for a very specific reason. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry finds the Mirror of Erised that shows(…)

6 Ways Twitter Lists Can Help Build Your Author Platform

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) I hope all of you are enjoying the final days of summer. In September, I’ll resume my regular three-day-a-week blogging schedule here, but until then I have another guest post to share with you. Last week, I visited Joel Friedlander’s Book Designer blog to talk about how Twitter lists can help(…)