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

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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4 Personal Qualities You Need to Become a Successful Writer – Ryan Pell | Guest Post

Many of us dreamed of becoming successful writers when we were kids. But why so few actually achieve that goal? The problem is that becoming a successful and recognized author is a work in progress, not an overnight success. You cannot achieve it if you don’t go through trial and error. And, mistakes on this

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Children’s Books Never Go Out of Style – Kathryn Starke | Guest Post

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a children’s book to teach the seven continents to my second-grade students who could not imagine a world outside of their own community. Amy’s Travels became the first children’s picture book to teach all seven continents. Based on the true story of my college suitemate Amy, the example of Latina

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Writing Short Stories: 5 Authors on The Craft of Short Story Writing – K.T. Mehra | Guest Post

There is magic in a great short story.  Short stories can capture your imagination like nothing else, and in as short a time as your morning coffee break.  How do you write a great short story that moves someone in just a few pages? We’ve gathered 5 world-famous authors on just that!  Here’s 5 authors

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way

How to Write a Strong Female Character the Right Way – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

Over the past decades, the term “strong female characters” has become a buzzword in the literary world. Strong female characters basically refer to those women in books, poems, and other works of literature who possess strong qualities and convictions. They are the female characters that women in real life ought to idolize. For the past

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure (July 2020): Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham writes another (maybe last) post in his “Writing and Reading for Pleasure” series.    1.0 Introduction On 1st June 2020 I celebrated being a writer for ten years. Writing is not a short-term activity. The first three years – a million words of draft modern fantasy fiction and then five years of not

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How to Set up Your Author Website Quickly and Easily – Pauline Wiles | Guest Post

No doubt you’ve read plenty of sage advice about building a long-term livelihood as an independent author. One recommendation you’ve probably come across before is to establish a website early in your career. Why? Because even if you’re promoting your work widely on social media, and in online groups, it makes sense to have a

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