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Pushing Through the Middle: Reviving Your Fiction Story

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Pushing Through the Middle: Reviving Your Fiction Story

When writing fiction, oftentimes the middle is where most writers hit a wall and do one of two things: they quit or they keep going. The middle, however, is no place to give up. Instead, it’s time to hone in on what you can do to make the middle zone the best it can be. […]

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Learning How to Take Constructive Criticism

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Learning How to Take Constructive Criticism

There’s a first time for everything I can still remember my first real exposure to constructive criticism of my writing. Sophomore year of college, I received my first C+ on a paper in my entire educational career. Immediately, I rationalized the grade had to be a mistake. I read the remarks my professor left on […]

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New Year, Old You: Restarting a Failed Writing Resolution

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New Year, Old You: Restarting a Failed Writing Resolution

  Less than two months ago, many of us took the time to write out long lists of New Year’s resolutions. We dreamed of becoming the next Bob Goff or Shauna Niequist—not only finishing the writing and publishing process, but also seeing our books at the top of bestseller lists. The reality for many, however, […]

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The Making of a Memoir Part 3: It’s All About Structure

Filed in Ask the Editor, Uncategorized, Writing Tips by on February 23, 2018 0 Comments
The Making of a Memoir Part 3: It’s All About Structure

This is the third and final post in a series all about writing your memoir. You can find helpful tips in the first post about getting started and the second post about brainstorming. Tangling with structure is about as common a writing problem as you can get. However, when you are writing about your own […]

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The Making of a Memoir Part 2: Finding Your Focus

Filed in Ask the Editor, Uncategorized, Writing Tips by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
The Making of a Memoir Part 2: Finding Your Focus

In the previous post in this series we looked at what a memoir is and how it differs from an autobiography. So now you know you are writing your memoir, but what exactly will it be about? You need a unifying theme or event that every scene builds up to (a random smattering of “stuff […]

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