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Seven Films About Writers That Will Motivate You – Amelia Dermott | Guest Post

Seven Films About Writers That Will Motivate You – Amelia Dermott | Guest Post

Every single writer has moments where they don’t feel like much of a writer at all. It isn’t always easy to sit down in front of your manuscript and let loose into a creative frenzy. Sometimes, you need to step away for a little while in order to come back with a fresh perspective. Try

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2017 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas writes a follow up to his post in February 2017 in his Writing and Reading for Pleasure series with a reflective post on recent activity.   Reading One  Thursday I did not go shopping for short stories. My intention is to spend some time on looking at the latest fashions on book cover design

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The Brutal Truth Why You are a Bad Writer – Olivia Ryan | Guest Post

The majority of people don’t even perceive writing on a very conscious level. That’s because it seems so normal, so natural. They know how to do to it because they’ve been thought how to do it, and now they just…have it. Writing is created by language, and language is learned during our youngest years of

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6 Self-Imposed Limitations That Prevent You from Publishing (And How to Beat Them) – Elizabeth Lee | Guest Post

Ask any writer for advice and they’ll tell you that making your work public is critical to growing your career in writing. But many creatives never get to publish their work. Instead, they’re trapped in their heads and restricted by limitations they tend to impose on themselves. Since writing is a very personal activity, sharing

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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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Grow as a Writer – Critique Your Own Work – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Most of the big writers throughout history succeeded in their jobs because they often critiqued their own work. The logic is simple – if you write something for the first time and you like it instantly and think it is the best piece of writing ever, you are wrong. Every writer needs to re-read their

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A Writer’s Journey from Rough Draft to Publication: How to Survive It – Stephanie Norman | Guest Post

If there’s a single phrase that can describe a writer’s passion when working on the first draft, it would be inspired by Churchill’s words: “blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Writing can be a torturous process. You have great ideas in your head, but the fact that you can’t capture them all on paper is devastating.

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10 Common Habits of Successful Published Authors – John Cabrera | Guest Post

One of the most appealing aspects of becoming a writer is that for most it’s a pursuit of passion. From an immature I-got-A’s-in-all-my-English-classes standpoint it may seem like one of the easiest and enjoyable professions. This naivety is quickly defeated when a writer learns that, while there is a magic in writing, there is also

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How to Find The Time, Inspiration, and Success You Need as a Writer (Infographic) – Matt Banner | Guest Post

I think we can all agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Each day, I wake up and set my goals for the day, but I rarely get through all of them. Now, it could be that I’m setting ridiculous goals, but I’d like to think that it’s more about finding the time

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