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How to Find Balance Between Writing Books & Marketing Your Work by Jody Calkins

Marketing is a big part of building a successful writing business. And you need time to market your books. Time to create emails for your mailing list and short messages … Continue reading

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Sharpening Your Writing Skill by Emmanuel Oluwadunsin Ayeni

The art of communication has evolved over the years through different media. The need for a proficient writing skill can not be over emphasize with the increasing need for written … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir

‘Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things — the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick to Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her … Continue reading

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12 Writing Tips Every Writer Must Know – Writing Hacks! by Stefanie Newell

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Shades of Writing by V.E. Schwab

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Spoekn Word Feature: “How to Unfold a Memory” by Sabrina Benaim

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Spoken Word Feature: Love Uncontrollably Catches You by James Whearry

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Author Interview with MJ Colewood

You may be surprised to learn that MJ Colewood is in fact not one, but two authors. Mark Colenutt and Jacqueline Wood are friends, who after years of talking about … Continue reading

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Staying the Course by Jimmetta Carpenter

Often times in life while trying to strive toward our dreams and make them come true we tend to get off track and stray from the course. We start to … Continue reading

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Make Time to Write – Begin by Writing for Yourself First – The Universe Will Reward Your Effort! By Lorie Ann Jermoune

There are so many wonderful reasons to find the time to write. You wonder why I say find the time to write? You have to really enjoy writing at the … Continue reading

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A Helpful Tip to Dealing With Rejection in the Writing Business by Jody Calkins

Rejection can be difficult to swallow. So can criticism from just about anyone, no matter if it’s constructive criticism from a close friend or just plain ol’ criticism from someone … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“You say you don’t see colour…but that’s all you see. You’re so hyperaware of it, and of trying to look like you aren’t prejudiced, you can’t even understand that when … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Kelly Manfredini

K.M. Hodge grew up in Detroit, where she spent most of her free time weaving wild tales to spook her friends and family. These days, she lives in Texas with … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian

“In every life, there is struggle. No one is immune from pain and suffering. But it won’t last. Life moves forward. The circumstances will change. This applies to both the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated to Write Your Novel by Ellen Brock

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Spoken Word Feature: Be Free by Trent Shelton

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Spoken Word Feature: Dear Young Man of Color by Fong Tran

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7 Ways for You to Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month by Jimmetta Carpenter

So as I stated in my last post I will not be doing NaNoWriMo this year, at least not in the traditional sense, but I thought for all of you … Continue reading

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Motivation: Be Relentless by Chris Fox

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NaNoWriMo Tips for Beginners! ✦ Writing Advice Q+A by M. Kirin

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Motivation- 10x Thinking by Chris Fox

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Dealing With Multiple POVs, Character Voice, and more! ✐ Writing Advice Q&A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Deliberate Practice by Chris Fox

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Getting to Know Your Characters ✦ Writing Advice Q+A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Own Your Mindset by Chris Fox

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Writing without an Antagonist, Tips for Story Ideas, and more! ✐ Writing Advice Q&A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Everybody Starts At Zero by Chris Fox

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How to Plan a Novel ✐ Complete Workshop by M. Kirin

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More Than Just Procrastination or Writer’s Block: What’s Really Stopping You From Writing? By Ruth Barringham

If you’re reading this it’s because you want to write more. Chances are that you’re in one of two positions: You want to write every day but aren’t doing it, … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene in Your Novel: Getting Descriptions Right by Nhys Glover

The following extract is from the beginning of an Historical Romance I wrote that is set in Ancient Rome. My job was to create the scene as clearly and vividly … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 4: Structuring Your Scene

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Plan a Strategy to Finish Your Creative Project by Claudia Anderson

Strategy. A powerful word. A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Sounds so easy. Set a major or overall aim. Write out a … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 3: 3 Act Structure

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Get to Know Your Characters BEFORE Creating a Plot for Your Novel by Dorothy Zjawin

I have learned that developing a plot is almost impossible without becoming thoroughly familiar with my characters. In years past, I did the following, with no good results, to write … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 2: Plot & Character Arcs

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 1: Brainstorm Your Premise

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Tools For Writers: Storyboarding Can Save Your Work by Giovanni V Crisan

If you’ve ever read Shakespeare’s Othello you probably know that the titular character kills his beloved Desdemona by smothering her with a pillow. She then laments with her final line, … Continue reading

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How to Use a Scratch Outline to Grow and Write Your Novel by Dorothy Zjawin

After years of starting a novel and failing miserably, I’m finally making progress! I’m getting to know who my characters are and what makes them tick. Below are the steps … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Feature: Kevin Yang – “How to Love Your Introvert”

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Creative writing lessons: Creative Writing tips, more advice and lessons from Stephen King

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Spoken Word Feature: “Self Love” performed by Samantha Guy

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Creative thinking – how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza

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Getting to the Root of it All by Jimmetta Carpenter

Procrastination is a consistent problem for writers everywhere; particularly when you are starting out and still trying to establish a name for yourself. We tend to blame time as our … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Rekindle Your Love For Writing by Maja Todorovic

As everything goes in life, the writing process can have its ups and downs. Motivation can come in cycles, and it can be hard to stay on track with writing. … Continue reading

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Deep Writing Requires That We Put Our Worries on a Back Burner Before We Sit Down To Write by Irene Roth

It can be difficult to do deep writing. However, with a bit of practice and perseverance, you can achieve this without any problems. One of the worse things that writers … Continue reading

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How to Decide What to Write Next: Tips From a Writing Consultant by Megan Easley-Walsh

Having taught college writing and as a writing consultant, I provide writing guidance for others. Sometimes, this comes in the form of editing and other times it consists of answering … Continue reading

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Writing Chapters and Scenes by Strephon Kaplan Williams

You don’t even need chapters anymore in some novels, but then you might simply have a lot of chapters. Normally a Chapter in a Novel is three to five scenes. … Continue reading

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Creative writing lessons: Creative Writing tips, advice and lessons from bestseller Stephen King

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How to Beat a Creative Funk, Tips for Writing, Motivation, Creativity by Katie at WriteByNight

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Author Interview with Sarah K Stephens

Sarah K. Stephens is a writer of Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense books. She earned her doctorate in 2007 and teaches a variety of courses on human development as a university … Continue reading

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