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How to Grab Attention Online: 3 Instant Fixes

Why do you need to grab attention online? It comes down to a desire all aspiring writers have in common: to get more readers. Do you dream of having masses of readers who can’t get enough you? You can make it happen, but you need to get your name out there. If you’re hidden in the […]

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How To Be A Successful Author: Smash Through 7 Writing Roadblocks

Do you wonder what’s holding you back as a writer? You know you want to write. It’s compulsive. You find yourself scribbling stories all the time. Your friends say good things about your work. So why aren’t you a more successful author? Don’t feel ashamed to ask yourself that question. Every writer asks it, even […]

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The 5 Irrefutable Signs You Need To Start A Writing Project Now

What you’re best at…sits at the core of your passion. -Mary Karr, Liar’s Club and Art of the Memoir Is this the year you’re finally going to write your self-help book or memoir? Your business book? Your how-to classic? Your novel? Is there a way to know if it’s the right time—or the right year—to […]

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Are Your Ready For The Great Writing Challenge 2016? [Part 1: Overcome Barriers]

From the Editor-in-Chief, Mary Jaksch: Do you have dreams of writing a book? Or of starting a journal, writing a memoir, creating a report, writing guest posts, writing a blog, or any other activity that involves writing? Make your dreams come true in 2016 and achieve your writing goals! Just imagine how proud you’ll be […]

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Deal With Criticism Like A Pro: 7 Strategies For Writers

When was the last time you had to deal with criticism? If you’ve worked with an editor, you’ll know how difficult it can be to deal with criticism. Working hard on an article only to get it back covered in red ink or with a request for a major rewrite isn’t a pleasant experience. But here’s […]

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How to Bond With Your Readers: The Pain and Glory of Writing

Have you ever shied away from writing a scene in your story because it was too painful? Because it triggered memories you’d rather forget? You were thrust back into trauma: a marital breakup, bereavement, personal humiliation or some other horrific event. Yet, if you dumb down that scene you’ll wreck the story. Even if your experience […]

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What James Patterson Told Me About Writing

“Would you like to have lunch with James Patterson?” I would. So would many of you, I guess. I’ve been a James Patterson fan for quite some time. So when I had the opportunity to have lunch with the world’s bestselling author in Sydney, Australia in May this year, I immediately finalized my travel plans. […]

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How To Write A Book: 20 Tips from World-Class Authors

Do you dream of writing a book? Maybe you have a great idea but just can’t get started. Or maybe you’ve started, but now you’re stuck. Whether your book is still just an idea, or whether you’re already writing it, we found some beautiful quotes to inspire you and show you how to write a book. Check out […]

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How To Capture The Hearts And Minds Of Your Readers

Do you want to capture the hearts and minds of your readers? When you plan a piece, you often have concerns such as: Am I providing enough useful content to readers? Do I have the facts and data to back up my argument? Does my writing make sense and flow logically? While these are important questions, […]

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10 Easy Ways To Write Headlines That Go Viral

You’ve written an amazing post. But everybody knows that it’s not (only) about the quality of your content. It’s how you sell it. How do you sell a blog post, a book, a video—any content? By writing an amazing headline that sucks the reader in immediately. Big sites like Buzzfeed, Viral Nova and Bored Panda do […]

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