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SUPER AGENT NINJA BALLERINA KIDS Blaze is a Super Agent Ninja Kid and he’s teaching his little sister Tulip to become one too. But Tulip wants to be a ballerina. Not a ninja. Can they learn to cooperate? Will it be enough to complete the ultimate mission and save their home from the stinky diaper… Read more
Giving Constructive Writing Feedback
If you belong to a writer’s group or know other writers, odds are that they will ask you to give feedback. Constructive feedback shouldn’t leave the writer feeling dejected and ready to give up, but inspired and motivated to make their manuscript better. Here are some tips on how to give truly helpful feedback. Find… Read more
UK vs US Spelling as a Canadian Writer
Is it favourite or favorite? Traveller or traveler? As a Canadian writing for a (hopefully) global readership, do you choose to write with UK or US spelling when writing your manuscript? As a Canadian writer, I often find myself in a unique position. As a child in a commonwealth nation, I grew up learning the… Read more
Utilizing Beta Readers
Whether you’re polishing up that NaNoWriMo manuscript or have a New Year’s resolution to get that work in progress to press, you need reliable feedback. Beta Readers are a great way to discover what the average reader’s response will be to your book and to find out if there is any dissonance between the author’s… Read more
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Writing Prompts–75 Ideas to Get the Creativity Flowing
Sometimes writers get stuck. It happens to all of us. One way to get over a slump is to use a writing prompt. A writing prompt is a topic that provides a starting point for writing ideas. It gets the creativity flowing, helps you practice the craft of writing, and provides a cue to physically… Read more
How to Write a Back-Cover Blurb
The back-cover blurb has many names: book blurb, blurb, flap copy, back-cover copy, jacket copy, and book description. Whatever the name, the blurb has one major purpose, to sell your book. It is a marketing tool designed to produce sales and is the first thing a potential buyer will read about your story. A great… Read more
JUST RELEASED “THIS BOOK IS TOP SECRET”
News Release from Mischievous Books. This Book is Top Secret officially released. Available on Amazon – eBook and paperback Google Play Books – eBook Smashwords – eBook Direct from Author – paperback. Signed copies available.