Tag: 5 things I wished I knew

5 Things I Wished I had Known Before Becoming a Freelancer

5 Things I Wished I had Known Before Becoming a Freelancer

So our “5 Things” series on Emerald Musings is coming to an end.  Before that happens, I definitely want to thank all our wonderful contributors — there is no way that I could have done this without you!  So without further ado, here is my humble contribution to the series. Five Things I Wished I […]

Five Things I Wish I Had Known About Marketing Before I Published My First Book

Five Things I Wish I Had Known About Marketing Before I Published My First Book

By Andrea Hintz Through every process in life, we all have those, “I wish I had known” moments. We wish we had known how to do things better and how to be more effective. For this series, I chose the topic of five things I wished I had known about marketing before I published my […]

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

Five Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started To Write (Crime) Fiction

By Tony Knighton 1. You don’t need to ask permission. I’ve always been a reader. I thought about writing something of my own, most often while reading stories or books that were poorly written, but for decades I didn’t. Once I got around to it, I realized I’d been waiting for someone or something to […]

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting to Write Crime Fiction

Elka Ray

By Elka Ray 1) As a writer, your characters become real to you – they’re not “characters” but people. Killing people – even unlikeable ones – is emotionally draining; learning why they were targeted even more so. While my stories aren’t depressing, they have sad moments. If you want readers to understand your characters’ motivations, […]

The Emerald Musings “5 Things I Wish I Had Known” Series Begins in April

The Emerald Musings 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Series Begins in April

Greetings, Everyone! Since I’ve managed to get some wonderful guest post contributions over the years, I decided to go to the well again and see what I could get.  And you ladies and gentlemen certainly didn’t disappoint!  So, starting in April, we’re featuring a new guest post on every Friday that follows the theme of […]

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