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Archive for January, 2014

How to Start a Novel

Time to confess: I’m a closet novelist. For the last six years, I’ve been sitting on a great plot, but I find the idea of writing a novel daunting. A few days ago, my best friend said to me, “You should write your novel this year. You know, the one where the young woman is […]

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Scene Stealers – Fun With Puns

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works: We set the scene You steal it, make […]

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Are You Making These Mistakes? 5 Guest Post Pitches to Avoid

Do you want to get world-wide attention? Guest posting is one of the easiest ways to reach a large audience. If readers like your post, they might subscribe to your blog, share your post so that it reaches an even wider audience, and even buy your product or service. No matter how you look at […]

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How to Be a Writer: Do You Use these 3 Vital Keys to Success?

Do you wonder how to be a writer? To be a writer is more than learning how to string words together effectively. It’s about using the three vital keys to success. The good news is that these keys are free. Actually, they are already within you – all you need to do is to activate […]

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Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 – the Winners

When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writers, we got over 1,100 nominations! Wonderful to see how passionate readers are about their favorite writing blog. It’s great to see some very interesting new blogs amongst the winners!  Of note is that quite a few blogs […]

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Seven Ways To Win A Story Contest

Would You Like to Win a Short Story Contest? What do judges look for when awarding prizes in a story contest? You’d expect every reader to bring their prejudices to the table – and they do – but professional judges usually agree to a remarkable degree on which stories merit an award. How do I […]

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Scene Stealers – Develop Your Character’s Voice

Do You Have the Perfect Voice for Your Character? Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s […]

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How You Can Become A Self-Publishing Rockstar

Would You Like to Become a Self-Publishing Rockstar? Are you confused by self-publishing? I used to be, but not any more. Johnny and I both wrote for our own websites, and for blogs like Write to Done, for years before self-publishing 1.5 million words of fiction in 2013. Many authors (and marketers) say there’s never […]

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How to Write Better: The Art of Dynamic Descriptions

Does Your Writing Have Atmosphere? Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your ultimate goal is to enchant, enthrall, and transfix your readers, right? But how to do it? The simple answer is: tell a story… (But there is a problem.) According to research by neuroscientists, a story engages a much larger part of the brain than […]

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How To Write An Ebook Easily – And Promote it Creatively

Would You Like to Know How to Write an Ebook Easily? Do you have a great idea for an ebook but don’t know where to start? Or how you’ll find the time to write one? Skip the legwork, and take advantage of the writing you’ve been doing on your blog! An ebook can clearly communicate […]

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