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Writer's Block: An Idea to Get Unstuck

We all get writer’s block and sometimes the hardest thing to do is to write.  I saw this idea today and it was like a light bulb going off in my head!  69 more words


Writing Tip Wednesday: Be Relentless.

I was reading a very interesting post by author David James Poissant earlier in the this week explaining how to make submitting your superpower. Poissant was referring to short stories in the article but it could also refer to submitting novels. 377 more words

Writing Tip Wednesday

Writers: Encourage Other Writers

The world is filled with people who try to tear us down.  As writers, we must encourage each other, not tear each other down!

I get so sick and tired of writers ripping other writers.  178 more words


What's in a name?

Names. Like naming children, naming our characters can be a daunting prospect. Get it right and our characters and their names are a seamless whole,the words tripping off the tongue and sticking in people’s minds – Harry Potter, Voldemort, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, Verruca Salt, Lyra Belacqua and Thursday Next. 581 more words

Advice For Writers

Your first rule for writing - there are no rules

Hello faithful readers (and writers). I thought I’d get the ball rolling with some writing advice that I think every writer should know before they read any other writing advice. 502 more words

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Tips for Writing A Great Story

Have A Good Hook…. Readers aren’t going to continue reading unless you have a really good lure to get them engaged.
The First Act…. The first three chapters… the set up, introduce the characters, the setting and the stakes. 256 more words

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What Should You Include In Your Story?

Remember that although you work out the history of a character and the reasons for things happening, you don’t have to include everything that you know in your story. 115 more words

Advice For Writers