Category Archives: For Writers

Great tips and advice on how to improve your writing and market your books.

We Loved The Journey But Compulsion Reads Is Closing

Leslie and I first conceived of what would eventually become Compulsion Reads over two years ago. We were two self-published authors looking for some sort of quality standard to help distinguish our novels from the massive flood of books hitting … Continue reading

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Safe Data Practices for Writers

Note from Compulsion Reads: On this blog we often like to dig into the mechanics of writing, like how to develop strong characters, avoid info dumps and keep grammar errors and typos at bay. Sometimes, however, focusing on the mechanics has … Continue reading

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Six Things An Author Should Include At The End Of Their Novel To Sell More Books

Let’s say for all intents and purposes that you’ve written a book…not just any book, an AWESOME book. Readers will cry tears of pure sorrow, they will laugh until their belly aches, they will suddenly and profoundly see the world … Continue reading

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The Second Best Book Marketing Tip I Ever Learned

When I published my first novel, Falling – Girl With Broken Wings, I made a big mistake: I marketed the hell out of it. I toiled to write blog posts, spent hours on message boards making connections, sent email after … Continue reading

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Writing Conference: To Go or Not To Go

Let’s face it, a writer’s time and money are precious commodities. Many of us have to balance work, family, social lives and our writing time to complete our manuscripts. In addition to demands on our time, if we plan on … Continue reading

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Five Things To Look For In A Good Writing Critique Partner

Writing can get awfully lonely, especially in the beginning when it’s just you and that intimidating blinking cursor on the screen. Though much of writing is an “art of one”, you don’t have to nor should you go it alone. … Continue reading

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How to Find A Writer’s Critique Group or a Writing Critique Partner

Before you pull back the curtain on your writing masterpiece, you’ll probably want to get some feedback first. A writing critique group or critique partners can be a critical component to the eventual success of your work. These individuals can … Continue reading

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“Crossing Over” in Literature as in Life

Guest post by Sheryl Sorrentino Compulsion Reads is excited to host one of our endorsed authors, Sheryl Sorrentino on our blog today as she discusses a very thought-provoking topic. Sorrentino’s endorsed novel, Stage Daughter, features bi-racial protagonists and has generated … Continue reading

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Five Tips To Writing An Awesome Book Summary

The cursor blinked on the white pixelated canvas of my blank Word document. My fingers rested dormant on the keyboard while my mind churned in frustration. I glanced around the room for inspiration. Hey, wow, I thought, my blinds really … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Covers, or so I Thought.

This week we are proud to welcome Ruthie Robinson, author of Will Work For Food to our blog. She, like many self- published authors, struggled to come up with the perfect cover art that embodied the spirit of her books and … Continue reading

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Daily Writer Inspiration

I finally had everything I’d ever wanted. I was exactly where I wanted to be. So Why couldn’t I just enjoy it?

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