Author Raven West

Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Chronicles of an Indie Book Publicist: 5 Things Self-Published Authors Need to Stop Immediately

Chronicles of an Indie Book Publicist: 5 Things Self-Published Authors Need to Stop Immediately.

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History of a Published Novel

It started with a title, which became an idea, which became a story, which became a manuscript, then became a book. Red Wine for Breakfast is the most published novel you’ve never heard of. The novel has had three agents, been optioned for a movie, has five publishers and was one of the very first …

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Is Originality Dead in Prime Time Television?

Either I’m watching way too much television, or there really is a severe lack of creativity and originality in the writing world. In one week, there were not one, not two, but three prime time series which had the identical plot. Castle on ABC, Hawaii 5-0 on CBS and Psyche on USA Network all involved …

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