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Becoming a Writer, by Tracy Lee Karner

We’ve asked one of our published authors, Tracy Lee Karner, to share her thoughts about the writing life. Here’s what she has to say:

Becoming a writer is like becoming who you are meant to be. 555 more words

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Valerie Comer offers free writing help to aspiring authors

We’re pleased to introduce you to Valerie Comer,

a farmer, locavore, beekeeper…and the author of the Farm Fresh Romance series.

Valerie Comer’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary inspirational romance. 190 more words

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How to incorporate symbolism into your writing

Our goal in publishing these writers’ helps is to provide practical, clear and concise tips so that beginning and intermediate writers may quickly gain professional skills. 610 more words


Objectivity in writing requires distance

In the introduction to A Book of Luminous Things: an international anthology of poetry, Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz says that the secret of making art (including literature) is distance in time. 430 more words


Is your writing partner good for you?

Just like buying a comfortable pair of shoes, you’ll have to shop for writing partners. You’ll have to try them on.

You might work with a number of people until you find the perfect match. 124 more words


3 foundations to structure your writing

A pile of lumber and bricks is not a house. Neither is a compilation of words a story.

Writers are crafters–they build a structure out of words. 512 more words