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Quid Pro Quo?

Of the many milestones in the life of every novel, short story, or poem, one of the most crucial is the first time a writer allows his or her infant yet already beloved work to be viewed by others. 676 more words


Curb Chat Episode 5: Our writing spaces

Our latest episode of Curb Chat, our bi-monthly podcast, is up!

In this episode, we talk about our writing spaces: where we write, how we write and what we write on. 29 more words


Keep On Writin'

It’s easy – too easy – to look at your manuscript and think, ‘No.’ Especially when you’re trying to fit a ridiculous amount of words into one month in order to defeat this thing called NaNoWriMo (or you just really don’t wanna). 334 more words


Writing 101: How to Treat your Beta Readers

I have done a lot of beta-reading this past year, and in turn, I’ve had people read my own work. Nothing is more essential in the early stages of a manuscript than its beta readers, so if you have a collection of reliable readers, you should do everything in your power to hold onto them. 635 more words

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Stephen King On Writing a Good Opening Sentence

Stephen King is one of two authors—Ian Fleming being the other—who made me, when I was thirteen, want to become a professional scribe. While cruising around online the other night, I found a piece King wrote last year for The Atlantic, in which he details the importance of a good opening line. 428 more words


The Puppy Principles: # 1 - 5

Imagine that the part of you that wants to write is an adorable, excited, energetic little puppy. A puppy that is totally dependent upon you to keep him happy, well fed, and healthy. 66 more words

Tips For Overcoming Writer's Block And Procrastination