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Why we shovel sand

Here’s a fun party story: Over the course of my life, I’ve written five novels.

Despite this, it took me a long time until I found the nerve to start calling myself “a writer.” This was largely because for the majority of my writing life, I was unrepresented and unpublished and yaddayaddayadda… 1,325 more words


Stop Sucking With Vinny Baggadouchio - Why Does My Writing Suck?

World Renowned Motivational Speaker, Anti-Suck Book Author and Bookshelf Battle Blog Columnist, Vinny Baggadouchio

Hello 3.5 Suckers.

I’m motivational speaker Vinny Baggadouchio and I won’t rest until everyone and everything in the entire world is one hundred percent suck free. 1,578 more words


4 Weirdly Positive Blog Posts For Anxiety-prone Writers

“You probably know to ask yourself, ‘What do I want?’ Here’s a way better question”

This blog post by Mark Manson takes a well-worn life question and turns it on its head. 327 more words


The hero’s obstacles – pitfalls to avoid

As you write your book the tension in the novel should increase from chapter to chapter. Early on it should be clearly stated what the main protagonist has to gain or lose  – these are the stakes. 780 more words

How to Fix Your Writing | Part 2: Narration

Welcome to part 2 of the “How to Fix Your Writing” series! In part 1, we talked about tone, its definition and its variations. This week we’ll be taking a look at narration, which is what writers use in order to set their tone and tell their story. 1,292 more words


Self-Publishing: what I learned from the gurus

Self-publishing has come of age. According to one respected academic, it is now just another arm of the publishing industry.

This is one of the inspiring messages that I brought away from the recent… 503 more words

Writing Tips

Part 4 of your novel

This is the final part of your novel, the grand finale. Perhaps it will be the easiest one to write, the one you’ve been looking forward to from the start. 808 more words