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Five Videos To Transform Your Writing

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As writers looking to learn more about craft, most of us tend to do what we find most natural; we grativitate toward books on writing, articles about editing, or perhaps we read books by literary greats to study their style. Most of us likely choose other forms of the written word to help us learn more about how to write better. 

But what you might be missing are all the wonderful videos available at the touch of a button on writing

July 29, 2016 | Crystal King

Craft Advice Interviews The Writing Life

Don't Wait! The Importance of Building Your Audience Early

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In less than a year, I'll have the great fortune to see my debut novel, Feast of Sorrow (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), appear on bookshelves across the country.

"April 2017? That's so far away!" my friends and family have said to me. And technically, it might be, but when I think of the next ten months, to me it feels like a little gift. The gift of time. I still have ten months to continue cultivating a potential audience of readers. 

June 24, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Self-Editing Made Easy: AutoCrit Review

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I’ve been editing my novel, Feast of Sorrow, for what feels like a lifetime. My writing group has hacked and slashed it, prospective agents left me with redlines, as did the amazing professional editor I hired, and then, finally, my agent, Amaryah Orenstein at Go Literary and my editor at Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster made their mark

May 25, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

What Authors Rock the Social Media World?

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The Muse & the Marketplace conference is just around the corner, starting on April 29. If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time to do so! I’ll be teaching a class on How to Use Social Media for Self-Promotion Without Being Annoying and I hope that I’ll see you there.

March 30, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Podcasts for Writers, Word Nerds and Book Lovers

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Ten years ago I wrote a mobile marketing column for a popular Internet magazine. Several of my articles centered around “podvertising” or the idea of advertising within podcasts. They were very popular for a period of time in the mid-2000s then their popularity waned until the extraordinarily excellent Serial came about

January 25, 2016 | Crystal King

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