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Open Versus Closed Writing Critique Groups

Filed in Author Inspirations, Writing Tips by on June 30, 2020 0 Comments
Open Versus Closed Writing Critique Groups

Open Critique Groups Open writing critique groups are open to everyone who wishes to join with no restrictions in regards to age, writing genre, writing experience, group participation, meeting attendance, group size, or anything else in that matter. There are also typically little to no rules beyond common courtesy. PROS Flexibility: Attendance to meetings–whether virtual […]

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How to Create a Visual Experience in Your Writing

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 11, 2020 0 Comments
How to Create a Visual Experience in Your Writing

When writing, it’s so easy to get bogged down with dialogue, plot lines, verb tense, and comma placement. We can get so caught up with that we can forget to push our creative boundaries. Becoming fixated on punctuation can cause our descriptions to go flat. Other times, we may avoid using symbolism in writing because […]

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Should You Include The Pandemic COVID-19 In Your Next Book?

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Should You Include The Pandemic COVID-19 In Your Next Book?

The big question on every writer’s mind right now is: “Do I write about pandemic COVID-19 in my next book?” Here’s the answer: You don’t have to if you don’t want to. Fiction readers choose books that most often help them escape their realities. So, if a reader is trying to escape the reality of […]

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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 4, 2020 0 Comments
A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Hyping yourself up to write a book is a lot like getting in the right frame of mind to start a new workout routine. First, the determination takes hold. “I am going to start right now.” Then, self-doubt takes over. “I have no idea where to start.” So, this is your crash course to the […]

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 28, 2020 0 Comments
10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Editing your own writing will never be the easiest part of the writing journey, but knowing what to look for can make the task a whole lot simpler. Working with the publishing company Xulon Press for a decade now has taught me a lot to say the least. A common mistake my editing eye has […]

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