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

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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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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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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7 Simple Tricks To Become A Successful Self-Editor – Lesley Vos | Guest Post

You are a writer. It’s awesome! You are creative. You brainstorm articles and stories plots. You beat writer’s blocks and burnouts, you write compelling content, you publish books, and… You hate editing. Why should you like it, after all? Spelling and grammar mistakes are the work for editors, no? No. The chances are I will

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The Main Problems for Self-Published Authors – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Ever since the rise of the Internet, the publishing industry is no longer the same. Sure, famous A-list authors still have their teams of editors, publishers, legal experts, and marketers. However, if you don’t belong to that category, then you don’t really need a huge team standing behind your work. You can do everything alone.

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Writing Habits of Brilliant Writers – Veronica Hunt | Guest Post

You are wrong if you think that brilliant writers have never faced writer’s block and fear of the blank page. These people had a daily battle to motivate themselves and there is no such writing newbie who hasn’t ever experienced such a strong need to finish a passage or a chapter. And maybe this is

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5 Mistakes You Make as a Self-Published Author – Rachel Bartee | Guest Post

A good article, essay or book with a unique title and relevant content will attract an endless stream of excited readers and vice versa. The truth is, self-publishing requires more than just putting words together to impress your targeted audience. Unless you are planning to read your article or essay alone, you need to prioritize

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2016 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for June 2016 with reflections on six years of writing and the future.   I woke this morning Wednesday 1st June 2016 at around 3.00am calm and fed up with my normal sleep patterns ruined by medication. Almost exactly six years ago, I woke in a

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A Visit to IngramSpark – Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for May 2016 with ideas for publishing success and an account of an eagerly awaited visit to IngramSpark/Lightning Source in Milton Keynes.   When I pushed through the exit doors of BBC Broadcasting House, I felt elated. I did not need to pay for the enormous

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