JB’S JOURNAL FOR WRITERS

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PERMISSIONS & FAIR USE

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The journal will return to a bi-weekly schedule in August.

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JB’s Journal for Writers is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the writer who never has enough time and is crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help writers sell books.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT ON BLOG MAILING LIST 

Please send me an email if you want to add your name to our mailing list. In appreciation, a courtesy download of SETH will be made available in either epub for your reader or as a pdf file. Just indicate which you would prefer. Thank you.

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HEADLINE

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A WRITER’S GUIDE TO PERMISSIONS AND FAIR USE by Jane Friedman

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EDITOR’ S COMMENT: The article is essential for authors who directly quote or reproduces someone else’s work into their own book, blog, article or other publication. The author discusses when permission is and is not required.  Equally important is published works in blogs such as JB’S JOURNAL

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FEATURED ARTICLE

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ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOUR WRITING BECAUSE OF PERFECTIONISM from C.S. Lakin, Live Write Thrive

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Many authors are trapped in the box of under or over editing their WIP. I admit I am guilty of over-the-top-editing.  The article may prove some insight and help.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

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THE EASY WAY TO KILL PASSIVE VOICE IN YOUR WRITING from AutoCrit

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I took passive voice to a new level in my early writing days. I wish I’d had this article to help me.  The article provides helpful examples of passive voice and why it hurts the story. Tips are given to identify the passive voice. and when the writing technique is given a bad rap. Great information for authors to strengthen their writing.

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HOW TO WRITE BETTER USING HUMOR by Leigh Anne Jasheway

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Unexpected humor in a story can be a treat for the reader. There is a comprehensive review of the basics of subtle humor and guidelines when it is effective. We all live in a serious world. Humor helps us keep our balance.

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KEEP IT FRESH: TEN WAYS TO SHOW YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS by Angela Ackerman

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: There are many articles on ten of this and ten of that. Angela has written one of the better ones. Instead of the frowning or smiling, the author discusses body language, internal sensations, posture, and other suggestions. What makes this article special is Angela Ackerman co-authored The Emotion Thesaurus which is a must in every author’s library.

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BONUS

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FOUR WAYS TO WRITE MEANINGFUL COMEDY by K.M. Weiland

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: K.M. Weiland is one of the best on writing insightful articles to assist writers.on the art and science of writing. Writing comedy is difficult translating silliness into a meaningful circumstance. This article is for any author intrigued on writing comedy.

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SAVE VALUABLE TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA & BLOGGING WITH THESE TIPS by Edie Melson

BLOGGING DOS & BLOGGING DON’TS by Edie Melson

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The two posts relate to all things blogging. First, is a discussion on time -saving tips for the blog author and reader. Second, a list of blogging dos and don’ts. I’d recommend the two articles for writers who publish or considering publishing a blog.

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AUTHOR PR STRATEGY: DO THE BASICS from BookMarketingBuzzBlog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: The article outlines the steps necessary in successfully publishing a book. The outline is basic but writers need to check all bases are covered.

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WORLDBUILDING, DEMYSTIFIED by Becca Puglisi

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Good article for anyone interested in establishing a new world on planet X-Teska.  What makes the article helpful is a discussion of the Worldbuilding Tool at One Stop.

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AMAZON ADS FOR AUTHORS: TWO CASE STUDIES SHOWING THEY DO WORK from reedsyblog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: A free course is offered on how to get started with Amazon Ads.

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“I liked Seth.

The book and the man.”

Ray Simmons

READERS’ FAVORITE

 

Marcus hoped the ambiance of Isabella’s Italian Restaurant would soften Elena into a relaxed, pleasant mood. It should also help he changed clothes after leaving the supermarket. The Mediterranean terracotta tiles and hand-hewn ceiling beams complemented the plank tables with red gingham tablecloths. He even selected a private table behind the Tuscan Limestone fireplace.

His plan was a nonstarter.

Unsmiling, her greeting was cold with a flat “Hello.” She remained silent, wary when Marcus thanked her for joining him for lunch. Small talk couldn’t dislodge a response from her. Seeing Elena was uncomfortable, suspicious. Marcus gave up, became quiet.

Caressing the stem of her water glass, she finally said, “Are you comfortable lying to me?”

“What?” Marcus arched his eyebrows.

“I asked you if you were comfortable lying to me?”

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