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Okay, I lied.

I’m totally not going to offer five no-fail tips for writing.

I see so much writing-related click-bait on social media. At first it made me laugh. 738 more words

The Art of Literary Critique

According to the dictionary, to critique something is to give your opinion and observations. If you are a member of a writing group that offers critiques, you can expect to hear a variety of opinions about your work. 226 more words


Book Review & Giveaway: Starr Fall by Kim Briggs

** Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: After Starr Bishop, swim-team star and all around popular girl, gets hunted down by an organization that wants to recruit her as an assassin, she goes on the run. 332 more words

Book Review

Write in Yellow Springs

Retreat to the Springs is a roaming writers’ workshop that takes place in such places as Capon Springs WV, Yellow Springs OH and Steamboat Springs CO. 926 more words

Writing Life


In this day and age of instant gratification, waiting for something is an uncomfortable proposition. Patience is perhaps no longer considered a virtue; instead it seems an outmoded, old-fashioned convention that is no longer necessary. 1,158 more words

Responsibilities of a Beta Reader

“You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book.”

-Margaret Atwood

A “beta reader” is a person who will read your story to see if it is a fit for the market, and they will also provide valuable feedback to fix problem areas in your manuscript. 437 more words

Writing Hints

Pro tip # 2

Never set your fantasy novel before or after the ‘Elven Wars’. I don’t know why fantasy writers always have their elves warring, but we’ve seen this too many times.