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The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have)

There is perhaps more writing advice in the known universe than there is actual writing. Or at least it can feel that way when you’re flailing around for a life raft during the apprenticeship phase of writing fiction (which, by all accounts, lasts anywhere between ten years and the rest of your life). 131 more words

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Essential writing skills: knowing when to stop writing and start publishing

One of the biggest challenges for writers is knowing when to stop. When to let the book go and move on to the next. But it’s tricky. 352 more words


Submission & Rejection: Abandon Hope and Get Back to Writing

I took art class four times when I was in high school. That was as much as I could manage—or that the school would allow. In fact, they created an “Art 4” just so I could take the class again and receive credit. 717 more words


When Dogs Attack ~ Writing Advice

Humans have been scaring each other with stories of dog attacks since the domestication of the wolf, and we’d been scared of wolves for a long time prior to that. 720 more words


Writing Group S.S. Prompts

Hello Friends!

I’m not sure that I mentioned my Writing Class has evolved into a Writer’s Group. Our first meeting we held at a bar while waiting on word from Barnes & Noble as to available table space. 397 more words


The Curious Case of Hybrid Authors and the Need for Speed

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the self-publishing market, it’s slow but unmistakable deterioration, and how author-publishers should approach the problem of a dwindling capacity to get their work in front of readers rather than having their stories sink to the bottom of the self-published slush pile. 1,482 more words


I tend to work in one hour chunks. I set the alarm on my phone, and when it goes off, I move on to something else.

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