Should You Write in Multiple Genres?
By TakingDictation | June 2, 2023
A while back, I had the opportunity to attend the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference (virtually, thanks to COVID-19). In one of the panels, another writer asked a relatively innocent question: Is it okay to write...
7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Confidence
By TakingDictation | May 26, 2023
Writing can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It takes patience and tough skin, so you have to be confident in what you’re doing to be successful. That confidence isn’t...
The Three Main Options to Publish Your Book
By TakingDictation | May 19, 2023
You’ve got three big options if you want to publish a book: traditional publishing, independent publishing, and self-publishing. These three options are very different animals and will suit different authors in different ways. Traditional publishing...
Why Every Writer Should Keep a Gratitude Journal (and How to Make One Work)
By TakingDictation | May 11, 2023
You’ve heard the buzz, right? About gratitude journals? Keep one and your fairy godmother will magically appear, boop you with her wand *boop!* and make all of your woes go poof. At least, that’s the...
Querying? Here’s How to Speed Up the Process
By TakingDictation | May 4, 2023
Nature photo created by wirestock – www.freepik.com Regardless of whether you’re sending off a short 300-word article or a novel, querying is a major part of a writer’s life. The trouble is, it can take...
9 Ways to Know You Have Enough Detail in Your Writing
By TakingDictation | April 27, 2023
Detail can make or break a piece of writing. It allows people to get a clear picture and can trigger all kinds of emotional and mental responses. At some point, though, you simply don’t need...
6 Easy Ways to Get Better at Writing
By TakingDictation | April 21, 2023
I want to get better at writing. Most other writers I know have that goal, too. They feel obligated to improve because there’s a better chance they’ll make more money. They also want to show...
5 Things Writers Should Never Say
By TakingDictation | April 14, 2023
Image via Canva Writers are supposed to be great with words. But there are a few phrases I sometimes hear from those in the profession that, in total honesty, drive me up the wall. These...
Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist. Here’s Why
By TakingDictation | April 7, 2023
You know how it goes. You sit down at your laptop or with a notebook, ready to write. Only you don’t. The page stays blank. Nothing happens. For most of my writing career, I’ve called...
5 Truths No One Tells Writers (But Totally Should)
By TakingDictation | March 31, 2023
If you’re taking writing seriously, then you probably already are familiar with some of the most common truths of the trade, such as the fact lots of great manuscripts end up in the slush pile....
- Should You Write in Multiple Genres? June 2, 2023
- 7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Confidence May 26, 2023
- The Three Main Options to Publish Your Book May 19, 2023
- Why Every Writer Should Keep a Gratitude Journal (and How to Make One Work) May 11, 2023
- Querying? Here’s How to Speed Up the Process May 4, 2023
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