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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Finding Your Mirror Moment

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

 Have you ever made it through a movie only to ask yourself, “What’s the point?” My daughters, who are horror fans, watched The Open House this week, and they hated it. Can you guess why? I’ll save you the trouble. The storytelling was weak. The writers failed at story structure, and the fans were not […]

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Don’t Call It an Outline

By Kathrese McKee | Craft

Back when I first played around with the idea of writing a book, I opened up a spiral and started writing a story I thought my kids would enjoy. Every spare moment—at games and doctor visits and during lunch—I would invent problems for my characters to solve and things for them to say. Eventually, a […]

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