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How to Create a Daily Writing Ritual and Stop Procrastinating – Diana Clark | Guest Post

How to Create a Daily Writing Ritual and Stop Procrastinating – Diana Clark | Guest Post

Oh, that sweet procrastination. For many writers, myself included, it is a constant problem that can seriously undermine productivity. When I have a hard time getting started because of procrastination, I try to explain it by a lack of inspiration. You know what I mean, right? Instead of writing, I would engage in various activities,

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Why your writing is repeatedly rejected and how to handle it – Brenda Berg | Guest Post

Dealing with rejections can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being a writer. Chances are you’ve spent ages polishing a piece to get it ready for submission, and as far as you’re concerned there’s nothing more than can be done to your article – it’s perfect. Then in comes the rejection from editor;

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An Author’s Risk: A Publishing Trip Abroad – D. J. Adamson | Guest Post

D. J. Adamson recently interviewed award winning author Laurie Stevens to find out how she found a successful publishing home in Germany, which then garnered her an agent in the United States.   There is no single market on the web. Nor is there only one way for an author to sell their work. The internet is challenging traditional

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How do You Actually Use Writing Advice? – Sophia Clark | Guest Post

Young writers ask thousands of questions: what to write, how to write, where to find ideas, how to check writing, where to find inspiration, and how to stay motivated. They know nothing and they try to fill the gaps by all possible means. They truly believe that the best way to understand writing is to

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5 Key Elements of a Great Character – Mary Frenson | Guest Post

Often the difference between a good story and a great story is a well-written character. You can have the best possible plot replete with twists and turns that not even Sherlock Holmes could see coming, but you will waste your efforts unless you have a character as strong as Sherlock Holmes. A strong character is

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How to Get in Writing Shape After a Long Break – Eva Wislow | Guest Post

It happens to almost every writer. You take a break from writing, with every intention of coming back to it after a few days or weeks. And then life happens, and that break turns into months or even years. Of course, even if you haven’t written a single word in years, there is nothing stopping

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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Graphic Novel – Jessica Gust | Guest Post

Millions upon millions of people worldwide read graphic novels; from comic book shops to Hollywood’s new found obsession with the comic book hero, graphic novels have never been as popular as they are now. As a kid who loved comic books and always held the secret dream of writing and creating your own heroes and

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The Importance of an Author’s Online Reputation – Caroline Black | Guest Post

Everybody is a writer these days. With a website, a blog or even a personal Facebook page, there are a lot of people out there trying to get what they’ve got to say out into the world. Between the big social media platforms (and even the smaller ones), public relations nightmares abound. Why does this

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Tips for Independent Authors on Optimizing their Website – Emma Miller | Guest Post

Whether you think it is the best thing since sliced bread or you hate it with burning passion, the reality is that the internet has become an inseparable part of our lives. As we have all learned over these last 20-odd years, the Age of Internet comes with all kinds of strings attached and for

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How to Deal with Negative Book Reviews – Kelly Smith | Guest Post

No matter how great your book is, some people are bound to dislike it. It really bites, but that’s reality for you. For every great review, you’re going to get a negative review. In fact, some good reviews may also consider flaws that a reader found with your book. Knowing how to handle the situation

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