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Tag: How to connect with readers

How to Create Characters Who Intrigue, not Overshare

by Shirley Jump

Image is a cartoon of a man using a megaphone to announce to his co-workers, My wife has a terrible rash. My Viagra came in the mail yesterday. "Like my new Toupee?" His co-workers are two women (one holding a mug of coffee, the other holding a stack of papers) and a man with thought bubbles that are blank but have lines short radiating lines indicating shock or embarrassment.

I once had a neighbor I barely knew show me her new boob job as I was walking by to get the mail. It was definitely more information than I wanted to have (and totally unsolicited), and coupled with some stories she told me the day we moved in, made me want to steer very, very, very far away from her and her husband.… Read the post

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Who Are YOUR Readers and Why Does it Matter?

by Kathleen Baldwin

readers reading books and ebooks

How well do you know your readers? If you’re not published, how well do you know your potential readers?

It always surprises me when I ask that question and get blank stares from the writers in my classes.… Read the post

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The One Question You Need to Ask to Boost Your Readership

by Colleen M. Story

Have you heard of the Aesop fable titled, “The Peasant and the Apple Tree?”

It goes like this:

“A peasant was cutting down an apple tree despite pleas from animals living in it. He stopped when he found a hive with honey.Read the post

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