NEW! Services Now Available from FunDead Publications

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We’ve been frequently asked if we provide any unnamedediting services or publishing help and we’ve decided to add a few services to FunDeadShop.com to help our community of writers get their work to the next step. While we only have a few services available at the moment, we plan to add more in the coming weeks and months, so check back often! You can see the new services page HERE.
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10 ‘What If’ Writing Prompts

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It’s Monday! If you’re feeling a little stunted after the weekend, here are some ‘What If’ writing prompts to get you thinking or writing (hopefully both!).

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Why Your Book Review Matters

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When was the last time you bought something from Amazon without glancing at the product rating or skimming the reviews?  Do you recall the number of hours you spent getting through that last novel you read? If you’re going to be spending a lot of time with that book, you might want some reassurance that it’s worth the hours you’ll spend reading it. You’re not alone, more than 85% of readers base their decision to purchase a book on the reviews it has. Your review is important because it could directly affect the very next customer who considers buying that book. Continue reading

Breaking Through Creative Blocks, a FunDead Blog for Creative Salem!

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wall700Amber and Laurie, beloved FunDead Editors, tackle Creative Blocks in a piece for Creative Salem!  You can check out the piece, and maybe get some great advice by following this link!

 

 

Writing Your Submission E-Mail

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So you’ve written an amazing piece that you are ready to send to the editor.  You’ve attached the .doc, along with a well-written cover letter.  You start your e-mail off with Dear… and then you’re stumped.

The easy answer would be to simply copy the text from your cover letter and paste it into the body of the e-mail.  However, in doing so, you may be forfeiting an excellent opportunity to talk yourself up to the editor a bit more, and include important information, such as links to your web space, social media, or published works. Continue reading

How To Write and Format a Cover Letter

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Many writers find that cover letters give them more trouble than writing a book blurb.  If you are submitting for the first time, you may not be sure of what to include in your letter, or how to format it.  We’ve created an example to help you with submissions to FunDead Publications, or to other publishers. Continue reading

How To Format A Manuscript For Traditional or Indie Submissions

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Did you know that some publishers are so particular about submissions that they will trash your piece without reading it simply because of the spacing, font, or missing important information you forgot to provide?  Luckily, that’s not the way we do things at FunDead, but we’ve compiled some information on traditional submission requirements to help you on your way, whether you’re sending it to us or to another fabulous publisher! Continue reading