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  • Book Reviewers Can be Jerks

    Whether you are a seasoned author or just published your first book, reviews play tricks on your self-confidence as a writer. Like everything else in life, some people like your stuff and some people hate it (thanks, Captain Obvious) and there’s nothing y...  more
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Writing Tips for Fiction Authors

     
    We can imagine that it goes without saying that in order to be a great writer you need to be a great reader. Yet there are countless authors who have offered this advice and countless writers who have ignored it. Whatever genre you're in, read ...
  • Who Do You Think You're Talking To? ~ Why Audience Matters

    Your audience makes all of the decisions. Whether you're standing in front of them or they're reading your words in print or on a computer screen, they will decide how much they read – if they pay attention at all, whether they will come back for...
  • Building a Better Blog

    I've read a lot of blogs. Some of them incredibly memorable, others only just holding my attention in passing. What I find amazing in so many instances is that there are still a lot of bloggers who fail to include some of the most basic (and important)...
  • Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated

    We all have different motivations for writing. For some the promise of a paycheck is more than enough, while for others there must be something more nudging them along. I would like to guess that fiction writers have an easier time with this aspect of ...