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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

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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 Literary Devices Defined

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10 Literary Devices Defined

If I had to guess, I’d say you probably haven’t heard the term “literary device” since high school English class. Well now that you’re writing a book it’s time for a refresher crash course. Literary devices are styles or tools writers can use to enhance their stories. Some literary devices are meant to add a […]

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

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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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10 Ways to Rediscover Your Creative Flow

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10 Ways to Rediscover Your Creative Flow

We’ve all experienced bouts of writer’s block or dips in our creative flow. Sometimes, I think that’s the brain’s way of telling us we’re overproducing and need to pull back the reigns a bit. For the most part, though, I believe writer’s block and a stagnant creative flow are because we start taking our creativity […]

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Literary-Themed Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Literary-Themed Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day date ideas range from fancy nights out on the town or a low-key night at home, and no matter how you spend your night—or who you’re with—the day is about celebrating the love you are surrounded with. But putting a literary-themed spin on your Valentine’s Day date plans is bound to make any […]

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