Past Blog Posts

Your Publishing Path: Small Presses

Smaller publishers with more flexibility than the giants, but more resources than an individual author.

April 11, 2019

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Your Publishing Path: The Big 5

Traditional Publishing: The Oldest Path (Sort Of)

April 3, 2019

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Submitting Your Manuscript

The writer’s version of a job interview.

March 27, 2019

Renee Frey, COO, and Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with Eva Seyler

Find out what inspired The War in Our Hearts

March 20, 2019

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Choosing Your Publishing Path

What to do when all the publishing suggestions contradict themselves

March 13, 2019

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Writing Stigmas

The Stigma of Genre

February 27, 2019

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Arc: Flat

Why Indiana Jones should have stopped after The Last Crusade as well as a look at dynamic flat arcs.

February 20, 2019

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Arc: Fall

How did the most recent film and television adaptations of Vanity Fair handle Becky Sharp?

February 13, 2019

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with B. C. Marine

Find out what inspired A Seer's Daughter

February 6, 2019

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Arc: Transformation

A deeper look at Katniss Everdeen’s arc in The Hunger Games

January 30, 2019

B.C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Arc: Growth

An examination of Han Solo and his interrupted growth arc

January 23, 2019

B.C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Arcs

What are they? Why are they important?

January 16, 2019

B.C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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How To Edit

Manuscript Written…Now It’s Time to Edit!

January 2, 2019

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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So You Wrote a Novel…Now What?

Whether you won NaNoWriMo 2018 or finished your first draft of another work, what’s the next step toward publication?

December 19, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Characters: Secondary, Tertiary, and Background

How is the supporting cast important?

December 13, 2018

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with Diane Anthony

Find out what inspired The Rare!

December 5, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson and A4A author Diane Anthony

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Character Types: Deuteragonists and Tritagonists

What happens when a leading character is not the protagonist?

November 28, 2018

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Character Types: Protagonists, Main Characters, and Heroes

How are they different, and why does it matter?

November 20, 2018

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with C. Bradley Owens

Learn about what inspired Authors 4 Authors first book, The First Story!

November 13, 2018

Renee Frey and A4A author C. Bradley Owens

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Antagonists and Villains

What’s the difference? How are they important in fiction?

October 31, 2018

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Types of Characters

Which ones are essential to building a story?

October 24, 2018

B. C. Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with Katelyn Barbee

To get ready for the release of the next JL Anthology, let’s check back in with author Katelyn!

October 17, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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The Voyeur in the Sky: Third Person POV

The Most Used Point of View

October 10, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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It’s All About You: Second Person POV

The least used Point of View

October 3, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Me, Myself, and I: First Person POV

A First Choice

September 19, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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The Types of POV

Points of View: What are they?

September 19, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Genre: Thriller

What is a thriller? What makes it different from similar genres?

September 12, 2018

Madison Wheatley, JL Author

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Genre: Humor

What makes a novel comedic? What makes humorous writing different from other forms of comedy?

September 5, 2018

BC Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Genre: Mystery

What is a mystery? Is it anything with intrigue?

August 29, 2018

BC Marine, CAO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Literary Fiction

This genre is more than a “catch all” for non-genre fiction and more than “regular” fiction.

August 22, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Drama

Where does it come from, and how do we use it as a genre in writing?

August 15, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Genres: Historical Fiction

What is Historical Fiction?

August 8, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, CBD Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Speculative Fiction: Paranormal

What is paranormal fiction? What makes it different from other kinds of speculative fiction?

August 1, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Speculative Fiction: Horror

What is horror? What makes it different from other kinds of speculative fiction?

July 18, 2018

Louise Ross, Authors 4 Authors Publishing Writer

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Speculative Fiction: Science Fiction

What is science fiction? What makes it different from other kinds of speculative fiction?

July 11, 2018

Heather Hayden, Rowanwood Publishing, Just-Us League Writer

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Speculative Fiction: Fantasy

What is fantasy? What makes it different from other kinds of speculative fiction?

June 27, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Speculative Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and Paranormal

June 13, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with Author Katelyn Barbee

June 6, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Interview with Author Kelsie Engen

May 30, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Feminine Genres: Women’s Fiction

What is women’s fiction? What separates it from other female dominated genres?

May 23, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Feminine Genres: Erotica

What is erotica, and how are classic and modern erotica different?

May 16, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Feminine Genres: Romance

What makes a story a romance, and what isn’t romance?

May 2, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Genres: Romance, Erotica, and Women’s Fiction

What they share and how they’re different.

April 25, 2018

BC Marine, CAO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Genres In Literature

What Are Genres, and Why Do We Have Them?

April 4, 2018

Renee Frey, COO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Reading and Audience

How age, gender, and other demographics factor into book creation and marketing.

March 28, 2018

Renee Frey, COO, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Content Ratings

Are there any, and where can you find them?

March 21, 2018

Rebecca Mikkelson, Chief of Business Development, Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Where It All Started

How a publishing company run by authors could be the new, big thing.

March 14, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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Open for Submissions!

Send us your brilliant, inspiring, and finished manuscripts for publishing consideration.

March 7, 2018

Renee Frey, COO Authors 4 Authors Publishing

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