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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Feb. 2, 2024

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes an alien romance, a paranormal romance, a box set from one of our favorite romantic fantasy series, and a sci-fi book about tourists traveling to alternate Earths.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Jan. 19, 2024

Reading Time: 9 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes magic, time travel, EMP apocalypses, and mysterious ancient artifacts.

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Writing Advice of the Week: Writing is an Act of Bravery

Reading Time: 11 minutes When writing your book, it’s easy to get bogged down by craft and stylistic advice, storytelling methods, and research on genre conventions, structural maps, reader trends, and more. But if you’re writing a book, especially if this is your first book, it may be best to put away the advice while you’re getting that first draft down on paper.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Dec. 15, 2023

Reading Time: 11 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes two Christmas stories, a time travel romance, and a techno-thriller about human brain augmentation from a New York Times bestselling author.

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Writing Advice of the Week: Become a Writer

Reading Time: 9 minutes If December brings about reflection in you, you, too, may be undergoing profound change as you decide what you want out of your life and how best to go ahead and get it. While undergoing fundamental changes in who we are is a part of many creative professional pursuits, the change process itself can come with its own set of gifts to help us get through the tumult of change.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Dec. 8, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes three stories of sexy aliens, an alien invasion, and a young adult paranormal romance by a USA Today bestselling author.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Dec. 1, 2023

Reading Time: 9 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list features USA Today bestselling authors, a vampire cop, Death trying to figure out why it’s now alive, and a mafia boss trying to save his family in the aftermath of an EMP attack.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Nov. 17, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a rebellion against a magic-wielding space empire, a magic-filled holiday romance, and an alien princess trying to figure out her identity.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Nov. 10, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes an ass-kicking, magic-wielding assassin, a Cinderella who goes to a vampire’s ball, and a sexy gargoyle.

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Writing Advice of the Week: Get Out of Your Own Way

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether it’s imposter syndrome that has you down, the stress of balancing writing against all the other things we do each day, feeling a lack of inspiration, or something else, I want to help you get out of your own way so you can complete your story and gain that coveted sense of achievement of having crossed off “write a book” from your bucket list.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Nov. 3, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a Cinderella romance, a bounty hunter in a dead city, and the first magical Christmas mystery of the season.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Oct. 22, 2023

Reading Time: 10 minutes National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner and many of us are ideating or planning for the big 50K. But if you find yourself doing anything at all except what you want to get done within the next week and a half, check out these articles about balancing priorities and meeting goals and pick up a few tips to get through writer’s block, too.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Oct. 20, 2023

Reading Time: 11 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes two USA Today bestselling authors, and a collection of stories by Philip K. Dick — plus a book about an academy for druids.

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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Oct. 6, 2023

Reading Time: 8 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a horror novel perfect for the spooky season, an action-packed space opera, and an 800-year-old priest who keeps getting killed and reincarnated.

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