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10 Ways to Get New Writing Ideas

Business photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com If you’re mysteriously blessed with a mind that produces new writing ideas like new bunnies in a burrow, life probably is pretty good. If you’re like most authors,...

Beta Readers 101: Everything You Need to Know

Image created by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva Any time you want to make something better, feedback is critical. That's why, for writers, beta readers are worth their weight in gold. What’s a beta reader? Beta...

Should You Specialize As a Writer?

Image created by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva Finding writing work often is a challenging task. But as you’re looking for jobs, you’ll realize that you can either specialize in one area or take more of...
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How Many Books Should You Read Each Year?

School vector created by freepik – www.freepik.com In America’s culture of “more is probably better”, people tend to flaunt how many books they've read like badges of honor that offer implied evidence of competence. In this...
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Writing Prompts: Friend or Foe?

Office photo created by 8photo – www.freepik.com In my daily Twitter scrolling a few days ago, I happened upon a post by essayist Paul Crenshaw (@PaulCrenstorm). In the post, Crenshaw referred to writing prompts and...
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How and Why to Make a Creativity Journal

Background photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com Traditional journaling is a fantastic way to clear your head. It can help you get rid of stress and center yourself to stay productive. But if you really...
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Daily Word Count Goals Suck for Writers. Here’s Why

Background photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com As a writer, I try hard to stay connected with other writers, especially on social media. Regardless of which platform I'm using, the focus on daily word count...

How to Query a Book Like a Pro

Photo by Anne-Onyme on Pixabay Literary agents offer an incredible service to serious writers. Their whole job is to do all the footwork to find a publisher that’s willing to get your book out into...

Pen Names Still Hide Great Female Writers

Image by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva These days, one of the most popular sayings is “Come on, it’s [year].” The implication is that equality and tolerance have made leaps and bounds from the past. In...

The Writer’s Hidden Roles

Photo by Pexels on Pixabay "Back in the day,” writers might have been able to "write what they know" solely based on their everyday experience. Now, though, most writers can't take such a leisurely approach...