Writing in the Fringes

By Kathrese McKee | Word Marker Tips

Self-talk is powerful, both for good and for bad. Self-talk is clinically proven to be a factor in creating and sustaining depression. If you notice negative thoughts, stop and counter them immediately. When you hear the negative self-talk, tell yourself, “I write in the fringes of my busy life.” Notice that you state it as […]

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Nevermore: The Power of Words

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

Words have power. So much power. Words hurt, heal, bolster the ego, or kill the spirit. Be careful, my dear ones, to use them for good and nevermore for evil. Fair warning. Today, I will share a few words about my faith; however, I do so in the hopes that you will examine your own […]

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Slaying the Dread Synopsis

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

If you have ever written a master’s thesis, a doctoral dissertation, or even a super-long academic paper, chances are that you have written an abstract. Abstracts are expected for scientific studies, too, and put simply, an abstract is a courtesy to the reader to help them decide if the full-length work is what they are […]

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My Experience with BookFunnel

By Kathrese McKee | Marketing

  Week before last, I launched my prequel novelette, Pirate’s Wager. It was my first experience using D2D’s free e-book formatting tool, and it was great! Then I used BookFunnel to give it away. For those who didn’t read last week’s post, go here. There’s a video and everything to help you do it yourself. […]

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Using Draft2Digital, My Experience

By Kathrese McKee | New Author

Last week was the soft launch of my prequel novelette, Pirate’s Wager, and it was my first experience using Draft2Digital’s free e-book formatting tool. As with any new tool, I went down a few dead ends, but in the end, I received a beautiful e-book  from Draft2Digital (D2D) that looks appropriate for my genre—fantasy for […]

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