Author name: Maria Korolov

MetaStellar editor and publisher Maria Korolov is a science fiction novelist, writing stories set in a future virtual world. And, during the day, she is an award-winning freelance technology journalist who covers artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise virtual reality. See her Amazon author page here and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Email her at [email protected]. She is also the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business, one of the top global sites covering virtual reality.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Aug. 13, 2023

Reading Time: 8 minutes I subscribe to more than 180 writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification. Today’s list has 73 articles, podcasts and videos that cover pretty much anything an author needs to know, from staying motivated, to creating scenes, to marketing books.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Aug. 4, 2023

Reading Time: 15 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a fantasy western, a battle between witches and vampires set in a small town in Australia, a sexy telepathic alien, and a convent of nuns fighting evil with their magic powers.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jun. 18, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes I subscribe to more than 170 writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best advice from this past week for your edification. This week, we’ve got all about deep point of view, the pros and cons of using ChatGPT as a writing coach, and more than 90 other advice articles.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for June 16, 2023

Reading Time: 17 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list features an action-packed space opera by a USA Today bestselling author, a secret organization like Men in Black, but for fairies and dwarves, and a couple of very sexy aliens.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 26, 2023

Reading Time: 16 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a creepy stalker-ish vampire, a witch trying to get her powers back, another witch who has to solve a murder mystery, and a box set of six EMP survival books.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 19, 2023

Reading Time: 17 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a home care nurse who takes care of old vampires and werewolves, several different types of witches, and a gravedigger’s son who finds a mysterious amulet.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for May. 7, 2023

Reading Time: 8 minutes I subscribe to over a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification. This week, Joanna Penn had a very inspiring and thoughtful podcast about AI-assisted writing — plus, there was great news about self-published author incomes from Alli.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Apr. 30, 2023

Reading Time: 8 minutes I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification. Some excellent marketing advice this week, as well as the usual help for people struggling with motivation or needing help with the craft of writing.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for April 28, 2023

Reading Time: 15 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a ghost trapper dealing with a creepy haunting, a sexy werebear, and a woman who discovers her magical powers just as she’s trapped at a Renaissance Faire.

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