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It Had to Be You, Dearest Phone!

I spend most of my work days at an indie café (or at the nearest Starbucks), jotting down notes, taking my training and spiritual affirmations, reading review copies, freestyle writing, and strategizing the next Café Girl run. 469 more words


You Never Know Where An Idea Will Find You

I was working on one of my first assignments at my new job last year when I got the idea for the book I’m still working on now. 588 more words

Meg Dowell

How I've created a reading curriculum to become a better fantasy writer

Now that I have finished the fourth draft of A Thousand Roads (if you’re not on my newsletter and want to hear more about that, … 3,545 more words

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How negatives might limit your vocabulary

“It wasn’t wonderful,” I said, referring to some bad experience.

The German I was talking to howled with laughter.

“Such British humour. Ha, ha, ha, ha.” 400 more words


How To Write A Smashing First Chapter

If you are looking for a few tips on how to write a cracking first chapter, you couldn’t do much better than this. Here is an opening chapter masterclass from Author Elizabeth Sims. 3,130 more words


International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself …
Victoria: My name is Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, and I am the founder of Optimist Writer, a writing, publishing and consulting business.

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This is the first post in a 4-part series about The Big Magical Writing Process 101 According to This Author.

Writing a novel is an intricate, complex machine of moving parts and pieces, tasks and goals. 581 more words