Opyrus Blog for Authors and Writers

Published On Sep 27, 2014

3 Ways Authors Can Find the "Zone" : Fake it 'Til You Feel It

There's a popular view of writers that says they scribble down inspired prose whenever the muse hits them, working frantically whenever inspiration arrives. This might be the way to capture new topics and ideas at the beginning of the writing...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

Audiobooks - An Amazing Untapped Market for Self Published Authors

First there was hardcover, then there was paperback, and now there are eBooks. Books are always evolving for the needs and desires of the readers. Along the way, somewhere on the side, the concept of audiobooks continued to grow. First on...

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Published On Oct 27, 2014

How to Create an Author Mastermind Group: Absorb Success!

Now this is a really fun and effective strategy to get to the next level!

Yes, writing is a solitary occupation, but talking things out with other writers almost always makes for better finished novels and works of non-fiction. You've done the ...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

A Writers Fix for Plot Block or Derailment: Interview Your Characters

It happens to plotters and pantsers alike (although, admittedly, more to pantsers): your book goes off the rails into a new direction, and you don't know where you're going or what's going to happen when you get there. Your main character had...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

The Breakfast of "Champion Authors": Serial Novels are on Fire!

What's hundreds of years old, yet new and trendy again? The serial novel. Charles Dickens once held fans on two continents hypnotized by publishing one part of a novel each month. In 1996 Stephen King decided to revive the art form in The Green...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

A Plotter or a Pantser: Published Author or Writer it Pays to Know!

There are two kinds of people in the world: Apple vs. Android, Coke vs. Pepsi, and perhaps most importantly for writers, plotters vs. pantsers. It's a rare author who embodies both worlds in her writing, because they're basically the exact...

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Published On Sep 27, 2014

6 Tips To Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

One of the most difficult parts of being a first time author or self published author is fitting writing time into an existing life that is already too full of obligations. The typical advice, such as “get up...

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