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Elaine Retty

With experience as an English literature teacher and freelance writer, Elaine brings her knack for revision to the editorial team. She started at the University of Central Florida in 2005, and she holds degrees in English Literature and Language Arts Education with an additional minor in writing. As a parenting blogger, she enjoys writing about her adventures with her toddler daughter and husband as they take advantage of living where the rest of the world vacations.

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5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 29, 2016 0 Comments
5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

Writing fictional narratives is tricky business; you are building entire people from scratch, and sometimes even entire worlds or universes. Time, sensory details, emotions, and plot all have to work together and seem effortless—even though writing it that way is anything but. When it comes to writing fiction, everyone can use a little help sometimes. […]

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5 Infographics That Every Writer Should See

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 8, 2016 2 Comments
5 Infographics That Every Writer Should See

You have just hit the dreaded writer’s block, and you need a break. Maybe you need to inspire your writing or renew your message—or you just don’t know if you should use an adjective or an adverb in your last sentence. In any case, you will find yourself searching the furthest reaches of the Internet […]

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Set the Scene for Writing Success: 5 Ways to Change Up Your Routine

Filed in Writing Tips by on May 25, 2016 1 Comment
Set the Scene for Writing Success: 5 Ways to Change Up Your Routine

Most writers have a routine they like to follow, and bless your heart if you suggest changing it. Maybe you like to curl up on the couch with a notepad and pencil, or perhaps you have worn your imprint into the best seat at a coffee shop (you know the one: right next to an […]

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5 Apps & Websites That Bestselling Authors Can’t Live Without

Filed in Writing Tips by on May 6, 2016 8 Comments
5 Apps & Websites That Bestselling Authors Can’t Live Without

Do you need help finding that perfect word, simplifying your sentences, or discovering inspiration? There is a website or desktop app to help, and they aren’t just for those tech-savvy friends who are always glued to their e-readers.Website and app developers have built some wonderfully helpful resources for you to be a better, faster, cleaner […]

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The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Filed in Author Inspirations, Marketing Your Book by on March 18, 2016 8 Comments
The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Everyone knows about a certain digital pinboard, known as the procrastinator’s best friend, the party planner’s go-to inspiration, and the foodie’s favorite recipe archive. But, as a writer, have you ever thought about how you can use Pinterest to develop your scene descriptions, hone your style, and actually see your characters take shape? Here are just […]

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