3 Writing Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

Some works of literature are so monumental that it’s almost difficult to imagine that they once didn’t exist. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a perfect example. This work can make your work monumental, too, because it has excellent writing lessons hidden between the lines. 1. Go for universal appeal.  Dickens’ tale works largely because he follows one…

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Setting Writing Goals Really Is Important

Writing is by nature a creative craft. That’s largely why we love and turn to it. It gives us a platform to build something and imagine. But creativity has a counterweight–setting writing goals for yourself. Quantifiable goals in writing can include: completing a writing task within a specific amount of time using specific numbers of…

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How to Make the Most of Your Writing Time

Most writers I know cram drafting between other things, like taking care of kids or another formal job. Even authors who are free as birds typically want ultra-high efficiency so they can churn out more ideas. No matter which camp you fall into, you can make the most of the writing time you’ve got. 11…

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Good Writer? Here’s Why You Get Rejected Anyway

Rejection from publishers is something that virtually every good writer will experience in their career at some point. In fact, some professional writers acquire so many rejection letters could paper their walls with them. It’s difficult not to get discouraged by these personally hurtful little pieces of mail. But rest assured: Rejection letters often have…

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