All posts tagged "book writing advice"

  • How To Start A Novel – What To Ask Yourself

    If you are wondering how to start a novel, you might have a lot of questions buzzing around your head. Writing a book is no mean feat. If you have a book inside you that's dying to...

    • Posted August 11, 2021
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  • Elements of Plot: How To Ensure Your Plot Is Intriguing

    If you want to ensure that your book is a success, you need to understand what it is that keeps readers turning those pages. By taking into account all the different elements of the plot you will...

    • Posted August 6, 2021
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  • Story Question -How To Discover Your Central Question

    Do you know what your story questions are? Every good book has one central, dramatic question that acts as the very essence of what your story is about. If you don’t know what yours is, don’t worry!...

    • Posted April 8, 2021
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  • Why It’s Pointless Polishing Your First Draft

    You might think it’s a good idea to edit as you go. Or perhaps perfect your chapter before moving on to the next one. However, polishing your first draft can be a pretty fruitless exercise. Here’s why:...

    • Posted September 18, 2020
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  • Your Rules For Getting That Novel Done!

    There are lots of lists out there for how to be a writer, but most seem for newly minted MFA grads trying to keep up spirits and output in the sudden absence of grades and semester deadlines....

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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  • 3 Ways to Be A Better Empathic Writer - Writer's
    3 Ways to Be A Better Empathic Writer

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Like Writing! Becoming a better writer down to three simple steps: 1. Study – you learn the principles of good writing and the conventions of your chosen form. You study the...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Why Writing Ideas in a Notebook is Best - Writer's
    Why Writing Ideas in a Notebook is Best

    Share, Pin Or Retweet If You Like Writing! I assumed it was because I’m firmly in the “You kids get off my lawn” phase of my career, but after a dalliance with a keyboard, I found I...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • Are You The Kind Of Writer Who Is A Loner? - Writer's
    Are You The Kind Of Writer Who Is A Loner?

    In publishing, we’re constantly asking writers—typically a rather introverted bunch—to get involved, to engage, to network, to join groups and go to conferences. I often find myself wondering how many of you cringe every time you hear...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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