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  • Is Scrivener Worth the Hype?

    What makes Scrivener so buzzworthy?
  • Should You Plot Your First Draft?

    Mention “plotting a novel” to any writer and you’re sure to elicit a passionate response.
  • A 5-Step Approach to Self-Editing

    Follow the five-step approach to get started on your self-editing journey.
  • Writing a Memorable Hook for Your Novel or Short Story

    A memorable hook may not be a matter of life or death for your story, but an intriguing start can persuade a reader to take your book home from the shop or add to cart after skimming the preview online.
  • 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...