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How Introverted Authors Can Network Effectively – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

How Introverted Authors Can Network Effectively – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Even if you don’t mind schmoozing and collaborating, you’d rather be at your desk typing away with nothing but your thoughts and the ever-advancing cursor. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a social butterfly to get ahead as an author. Authors like Thomas Pynchon and Harper Lee are

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Tips for Indie Writers During an Economic Recession – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

Maybe you’ve had a book idea in your head for years and have just now arrived at a season in life when you have a bit more bandwidth available to write it. Maybe you’ve been working diligently on a project for the last six months and have finally committed yourself to a deadline. Maybe you’ve

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Authors Need to Stop Slamming Agents Leaving the Industry – Anat Deracine | Guest Post

I unapologetically love Gothic novels. I grew up on Poe and Stevenson, on Wilkie Collins and Mary Shelley. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca made me want to become a writer. Everything about the Gothic novel—the strange, eerie setting, the sense of dread, the claustrophobia and suspense—I was living every day, as a woman in Saudi Arabia

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The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

It’s easier than ever to self-publish a book. You could stop reading this article right now and fire off the first chapter of your book in a series of Tweets if you wanted to. And more formal variations of self-publishing are readily available to the writer who intends to be more industrious in their foray

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Top 6 Creative Writing Exercises to Sharpen Your Writing Skills – Abhimanyu Chavan | Guest Post

Ask any seasoned writer, and they’ll tell you that they often use writing exercises to sharpen their skills. Looking to follow in their footsteps? Here are some tried and true creative writing exercises to help you improve.   1. Use Spontaneous Writing Prompts The best stories sometimes begin with a single line or thought that

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How Where You Live Can Affect Your Writing – Beau Peters | Guest Post

People often envy writers because of how much freedom they seem to have, especially regarding where they live. For instance, they’re obsessed with the vision of a writer sipping a cup of coffee on the beach while finishing their next novel. Or the writer who travels the world indefinitely, living from place to place. If

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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Plot is Engaging – Mary Voss | Guest Post

Writing a book is the easy part. The hard part is making sure that the plot you come up with can readers’ hearts and make them engage with both the characters and the storyline. You can sometimes get away with one or the other – relatable characters or a relatable storyline – but if you

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How to Lose a Reader in 10 Pages – Thomas Glare | Guest Post

The dream of every writer is to deliver engaging content. But sometimes, we commit mistakes that make us lose readers in the first few pages. If you want to publish content that can entice readers to keep scrolling, then stay away from the common sins that writers commit. We are living in a fast-paced world.

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Six Ways Writers Can Spruce Up Their Writing Space To Be More Productive | Guest Post – Beau Peters

As writers, we are always looking for new ways to unlock our creative potential, and where we write is a big part of the equation. Sometimes, the right combination of factors can really get that inspiration flowing, and before you know it, you have written thousands of words. If you desire a better writing space

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How Professors Balance Writing and Education – Beau Peters | Guest Post

Writing and teaching both take an enormous amount of energy, skill, and commitment to do well. They also seem to go hand-in-hand as career paths. The list of successful writers who honed their literary craft while also teaching in schools and universities is immense: Stephen King, Joanne Harris, Phillip Pullman, and Maya Angelou to name

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