Author of the Spirit of the King trilogy. Discover more at www.authoramyhay.com
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It’s a well-known fact that making a snack to fuel your writing counts as writing.


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I’ve collected quotes ever since I can remember. It is an excellent habit; everyone should do it.


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Like some dreadful Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole, you can delve so deep into the “literature vs popular fiction” debate that you disappear entirely, only to reemerge as bemused as you were before. I shall by no means attempt to rehash the old argument; rather, this blog post attempts to point out the subject that is truly missing from it.

Is It Literature or Popular Fiction?

For those of you who have never explored this topic, it’s a core question for literary enthusiasts. Literary critics and academics classify works of fiction into two distinct camps: it’s either literary fiction or popular fiction — it can’t be…


(And you’re not going to like their reviews.)

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One way to establish credibility as an author is to submit your book for editorial review.


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Everyone can agree that producing a lot of material in a short amount of time does not guarantee success.


What I hated learning most during my journey as an independent author. And it had nothing to do with writing.

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Find a day job you can tolerate. Or grow to appreciate. Possibly even love.


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If you were born to write and you know it, you don’t need anyone’s permission to claim the title.

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