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Novel Writing: Creating a Cast of Characters

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Novel Writing: Creating a Cast of Characters

Hello writers! Hopefully, you’re each waist-deep in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you haven’t started yet, or have fallen off the wagon just a bit, just jump right back on! The only thing standing between you and a finished novel is your hesitation. And you, sweet writer, have nothing to lose! As you pound […]

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Why You Should Publish Your Book Before You Turn 30

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Why You Should Publish Your Book Before You Turn 30

Writing your first book is no easy endeavor. Some might even say you need a certain amount of life experience to add depth to your writing—fiction or nonfiction—but there are a lot of benefits to publishing a book before you turn 30 years old. Here are seven reasons that support publishing your book before entering […]

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How to Form New Habits

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How to Form New Habits

Looking to incorporate a new habit into an already full lifestyle? Well, you’re not alone! Millions of us every year look for ways to incorporate a new habit into our daily or weekly routines. Many of us also fall out of the swing of things with our new routine before they convert to regular habits. […]

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5 Ways to Paint Fall into Your Writing

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5 Ways to Paint Fall into Your Writing

Writing about fall. There’s a reason one of the first pieces of advice any professional offers to a new writer forging ahead on the publishing journey is, “Show, don’t tell.” Readers don’t want to be told, they want to be shown. So, how does one show information? If we use seasons or weather as an example, […]

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Start Small: How to Write a Short Story

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Start Small: How to Write a Short Story

If you’re just dipping your toes into the writing world, starting with a full-length novel or nonfiction book may feel overwhelming. Short stories allow you to get a feel for composing a story with a beginning, middle, and end. It also helps you tackle character development and a thorough plot structure without having to devote […]

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