Joanna Penn, one of the most acclaimed experts in independent book publishing, is wrapping up the 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference this fall in Philadelphia, PA with the closing keynote address.

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Whether you are working on draft material or devising a story in your mind, one element of great writing is cranking up the extraordinary to pack in information, meaning, and creativity.

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Your author website is a reflection of you as a writer and of your book as a work of art. It pays to make sure it is as enticing as the story you’ve spent months (or years) laboring over. Here are six ways to improve your author website.

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Rhythm in writing is a bit harder to define than other elements of the writing craft, but the cadence of your story can go a long way toward pulling your readers in and making the experience enjoyable. Here are some tips to help you find your groove.

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You’ve finished your second or third draft of your book and you’re ready for feedback from beta readers. Here are the steps you should follow to get and act on the feedback you receive.

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Words take on their full meaning in the context of sentences, paragraphs, and your entire story. It starts with the first line of your book, as each bit of information sets the stage for what follows.

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