#author Exercise for writers: hold in your stomach.

(From a non-expert):

  • Make sure you don’t have any medical conditions.
  • Don’t do this on a full stomach.
  • Start off gently.
  • Be careful and don’t overdo it.

Hold in your stomach at regular intervals (once an hour / half hour / a day etc) for a minute or two to strengthen  your core muscles which support your back.
You can do this when sitting, standing, walking or lying down. The more frequent and longer you hold in your stomach the easier it becomes.


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Each scene you write must advance the story in some way, by @AJHumpage

One of the universal principles of good fiction writing is the need to move the story forward. If you don’t move the story forward, then the story can’t evolve. A story that doesn’t go anywhere or do anything isn’t a story.Every story depends on the development of the main plot and the characters, as well…

via How to Move the Story Forward — All Write – Fiction Advice

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“If someone wants you to pay them to publish your book, run far and run fast” by @LynneCantwell via @IndiesUnlimited

I admit it. When it comes to where and how I publish my books, I’ve been on autopilot for the past several years – I put all of my eBooks in KDP Select and publish my paperbacks with CreateSpace. So when someone in the IU Fans Facebook group asked what alternatives exist today for indies […]

via Choices for Publishing, 2017 Edition — Indies Unlimited

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Write an exciting and exhilarating book description, by Lisa Brown via @justpublishing

How to write a book description to hook readers By Lisa Brown A book description is probably one of the most important sections of a book because a book buyer will read the book description before decide if the book is worth buying. It is why you should pay extra attention to this if you…

via How a Copywriter Would Write a Book Description — Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors

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