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How to make a living from writing: new video series

Joanna PennJoanna Penn has launched a new series of free videos on the theme of how to make a living from writing.

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The Writing Machine (Patent Pending)

Writing MachineI first had the idea for a writing machine many years ago, while watching an episode of the Avengers

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7 Ways to improve your writing

Cup of teaEvery craftsperson should work on improving their craft. So, how do you become a better writer? These are the things I’ve found to be very useful. I hope you do too.

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Thoughts on Amazon’s new royalties system

Amazon Kindle PDFAmazon very recently introduced a new way of calculating royalties for books borrowed in the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library schemes. Whereas previously royalties were based on the number of times a book has been borrowed, they will now be based on the number of pages read. Amazon will define what a page is according to font size and other parameters, so authors can’t pull a fast one by making the font huge!

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How to display your word count

word count metersI am not sure if displaying one’s word count is a good idea or not. On the one hand, you are publicly committing yourself to writing, because if your word count remain static then it appears to everyone that you are not doing anything. On the other hand, appearing not to be doing any writing could be quite embarrassing.

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