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  • Writing Tips Are for Suckers

    A collection of writing tips from famous authors for the happy schmuck trying to make it in an ocean of drivel.
  • Adventures in Character Development

    As a writer, you've no doubt heard that characters can sometimes take over your narrative. I'm here to attest that is true. This happened to me.
  • Finding the enthusiasm

    Tips for maintaining enthusiasm during writing.
  • Hey, Writers: Stop Your Freakin’ Whining

    Adapted from the Non-Fiction Novelist 
     
    Hey, Writers: Stop Your Freakin’ Whining
    By Larry Kahaner
    Most of my working life, I’ve been a non-fiction writer. I’ve penned over 15 books some with my name and some I...
  • If You're a Writer, Writing IS Your "Real" Job

    Regardless of the field you’re in, distractions are an issue to anyone who works independently. Successful writers know that in order to keep producing high-quality, consistent work, they need to apply themselves every day - and not just to ...
  • Developing Your Book Topic and Getting The Writing Done

    Write about what you know takes on new meaning when you're trying to narrow down all of your book ideas into one that will be worth it, and marketable. Though the ideas may come from all over and flow easily, you'll need to develop the ability to pus...
  • Writing a Book Review

     
    The main thing to remember when you're writing a book review is that it is meant to be a critical evaluation, a commentary on your own opinion that offers an argument. A very brief summary is included of course, but only to give the reader th...
  • Writing Dialogue ~ Is 'He Said/She Said' Enough?

     
    Although we're not likely to enjoy hearing this, dialogue may be the single most important aspect of any novel. Most editors will go directly to a dialogue portion of your manuscript before reading anything else. This is because the dialogue in...
  • 10 Writing Tips to Get You to “The End”

    Feeling like you'll never finish your book? Take heart and read on...
  • How Google Alerts Can Help You Build an Organic Web Presence

     
    In the ongoing quest for connections, readers, and book buyers, authors need to be aware of the online tools that can help them build a solid web presence. One that is based on more than the foundation (though solid enough) of content alone. Co...