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Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 3d ago

How Should We Deal with Character Stereotypes?

Clichés, tropes, and stereotypes all seem like signs of lazy writing. And they are—or at least, they can be. But it can be impossible to avoid all instances of stereotypical elements. So wha...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 5d ago

Self-Publishing Resources: For Fun and Profit

In the writing and self-publishing world, writers encounter a lot of services that cost money. Some of them are solid resources that are worth it if they work for our processes. Others...? N...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 1W ago

Diversity Issues: The Importance of “Own Voices”

While all diverse stories are important, the stories that should be most encouraged are those from authors who can provide an authentic perspective. Today, Wendy Sparrow shares her insights ...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 1W ago

When Readers Don’t Believe Our Writing

One of the many reasons we need feedback is to help us fill in the blanks for things we can't see or for understanding how others might interpret our words. But what happens when readers see...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 2W ago

Release News! How Do You Celebrate?

Yesterday marked the release of my fifth book, Stone-Cold Heart. Even though I didn't do anything special, that was a mistake. We should take the time to celebrate our victories, no matter w...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 2W ago

What Advice Do You Ignore?

There's no shortage of writing advice out there for us to learn. Some of that advice is questionable, a few tidbits are outright harmful, but most of it is decent-to-good. Yet even if advice...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 3W ago

Self Publishing? Use Your Goals to Develop a Master Plan

My series about Indie Publishing Paths at Fiction University has highlighted some of the choices we have to make as self-published authors, and now it's time to pull all that information tog...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 3W ago

The Silver Lining of Bad Reviews

Whether we pursue traditional publishing or self-publishing, rejection is a given for writers. Our choice simply comes down to how we'll handle it. Will we let rejection hold us back, or can...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 1M ago

Slow Progress Is Better Than No Progress

Due to my health issues over the past 14 months, I've missed a lot of self-imposed deadlines, and it'd be easy to get frustrated. But it's important to remember that slow progress is not a f...
Jami Gold, Paranormal Author · 1M ago

4 Common Copy Editing Issues to Watch For — Guest: Julie Glover

I've mentioned before that I write very "clean," which saves me money on editing. If we learn what we tend to get wrong and then watch out for those issues when writing, we can strengthen th...