Author Archives: jimrada

Let’s Meet at O’Rorke’s Eatery & Talk About Writerly Things – October 11

If you live near Gettysburg and want to learn more about writing better and selling more books, come join us at the Gettysburg Writers Brigade. We’re a group of writers (from novice to experienced) who write in a variety of … Continue reading

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How to become a successful author

I’ve been a professional writer for 30 years (Wow! Seeing that number applied to something I’ve done freaks me out a bit.), and I’ve done a lot of different types of writing. My first novel was published in 1996, and … Continue reading

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7 Elements of Historical Fiction

Originally posted on A Writer of History:
Apparently, more than 10,000 people have read this post since I wrote it in March 2015. Who would have imagined? As it seems to be so popular, I thought I’d repeat it today.…

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The decisions you need to make before you start writing your book

Here is another set of slides from a presentation that Gettysburg Writers Brigade founder, Will Hutchison, made to the group. This one involves some of the choices you need to make as you set out to write your book. You … Continue reading

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Let’s Meet at O’Rorke’s Eatery & Talk About Writerly Things – September 6

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying some time with your families so I’ll keep this short. Come on out and join the Gettysburg Writers Brigade at our meeting this week. If you’re a published writer or a new … Continue reading

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Why I decided to indie publish

  We talked about indie publishing at last week’s Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade meeting. We have both indie and traditional authors in our group so we were able to get insight from both sides.   I’m an indie author, and I … Continue reading

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How to find your story

I’m trying a different type of post today. The Gettysburg Writers Brigade is a group of writers who both support each other and learn from each other. Our group’s founder, Will Hutchison, usually moderates discussions different topics. He also teaches … Continue reading

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