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How Do Writers Learn?

Writers learn by doing. You can’t be a writer unless you write. For me, this means nearly every day. I may allow myself time off here and there, but it’s bloody rare. 326 more words



If you have written a novel that you intend to pitch to a traditional publisher, then you are experienced enough to know that in your approach, you must include a synopsis. 540 more words


MWW 2017 is in just two weeks and I’m totally stoked! If you haven’t heard of Midwest Writers Workshop, you’re in for a treat! Each July it is held on the Ball State Campus in Muncie, Indiana. 117 more words

Just For Writers

Why Going Back to an Old Story Isn't Always a Bad Thing

In the indie world, I’ve read enough articles about how a person should never look back, that it’s a waste of time, that it will slow down the path to success because the point is to write and write as fast as you can so you can keep up with Amazon’s algorithms, etc., etc., that it’s good to read an opposing view. 114 more words


Two Important Warnings for Writers ~ False News & Toxic Advice

Writers these days really do need all the help they can get; but then, writers always needed help—I’m sure Og in his cave, painting his stories by torch-light, needed help ( 612 more words

aurorajeanalexander reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:

Thanks so much, Alexander M Zoltai, for this great, informative and helpful blog post to us 'yet-to-be-published' writers.

A 60 Second Meditation Tool

I found this meditation tool in an email from Jane Friedman. I tried it and LOVED it. I think you will too. Short, sweet, and to the point! 9 more words


Resources for writers. Oh, how times have changed.

This post appeared concurrently on MissDemeanors.com, which was recently spotlighted in Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 best blogs for writers. (And it was one of only three named specifically for the mystery genre.) It was a thrill for our group – our Andy Warholian fifteen minutes of fame! 310 more words