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How to stop using clichés in fiction

Cut clichés. That’s an early lesson we writers learn, and for good reason. Clichéd phrases cheapen our writing. They may be helpful in everyday speech, so instantly recognizable that they’re like the traffic signs of language. 881 more words

Paige Duke

5 Blogs for Writers (Bonus: Danger?)

I’m going to do something dangerous at the end of this post. This is an experiment, and I’m desperately hoping I don’t break something.

But first, a list! 466 more words


5 Great Reasons to Publish Short Content

When you’re trying to establish a brand, it’s important to build your series as quickly as you can without sacrificing quality or sanity. If you have a good response to the debut book, don’t make readers wait a year or more for their next meal—they will move on, and you need all the momentum you can get. 457 more words


Traits of a Good Writing Group (And What a Good Group Isn't)

A good writing group can be a great asset to creating your best work, but a bad group can be worse than trying to work alone. 871 more words


Writing Quote: Anton Chekhov

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov


A letter to Writer's Block

by Marie Rossiter

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes the best advice for writer’s block is to just say, “Adios, muchacho!” Here’s a way one may say it: 664 more words


BDSM in the Writer's Mind

After watching Chris dig his belongings out of the dumpster and haul them up four flights of stairs, I wondered how sadistic we, the muses, could possibly be. 540 more words

Writing Process