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Self-Publishing Tip #1 - NEVER Edit Your Own Work #amwriting

Everyone who owns a computer or tablet these days fancies themselves a writer. In my days as an EIC for a publishing company, I can’t tell you how many submissions I chucked due to poor editing, Gad Zooks! 310 more words

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Get Attention with your Book Description.

I sure do love your book cover and title . . .  but nah, think I’ll pass.

There are foods out there that I love, but they look awful. 1,240 more words

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How to Get Rid of Writer's Block

Get Rid of Writer’s Block Fast

Writer’s block can be a terrible thing. Some people suffer from writer’s block for five days, and some of us are over here in the year to five-year mark. 493 more words

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Put On Your Online Suit - #1 Correct Spelling #amwriting #grammar

I have a lot of pet peeves as a writer, and I get “peeved” a lot when I view posts on social media. Just because it is a casual post does not mean you shouldn’t put your best foot forward. 98 more words

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Essential writing skills: understanding points of view and other novel-writing puzzles

The other week someone asked me how many points of view it’s possible to have in a novel. It’s a tricky question. The best answer – certainly for novice or learning novelists – is ‘one’. 369 more words

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10,000 Words a DAY?! (or How to Use Science to Write More, Better)

The most Novembery of all months is bearing down on us, and soon everyone around the world will be getting to work on novels they’ve been putting off for far too long. 392 more words

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#Nanowrimo: Jo'burg Kick-off

Writing is a personal, solitary process – usually undertaken in pyjamas and occasionally while subscribed to the golden rule of “write drunk, edit sober.” Fortunately, my freelancing experiences have taught me to write furiously around other people, so I figured I’d bring my newfound tolerance for writing in company to… 433 more words

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