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Should You Work As a Ghostwriter?

Most writers dream of people knowing their byline. But thousands of writers are flying under the radar as ghostwriters. Let’s explore what it means to be a ghostwriter so you can decide whether it’s right...

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...

Providing “Value” on Social Media: What I Learned This Week

Image created by Wanda Thibodeaux on Canva It used to be that writers had lots of help marketing themselves, simply because publishers knew that good marketing meant more money in their own pockets. Want to...

Top 10 Signs You’re a Writer

Photo by eroyka on Pixabay Not sure if you're reeeeeeeally a wordsmith? These are the top 10 signs authoring is in your blood. 1. You have at least one type of notepad or word processing...

The Writing Blog Lives!

Photo by MrsBrown on Pixabay Welcome to the official blog for Takingdictation.com! I created this blog with a few goals in mind: Share interesting writing facts or news Provide useful links to other sites, blogs, or...