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7 Powerful Lessons Every New Writer Needs to Know (Infographic)

7 Nov , 2017  

Writing is a lot of fun, and it’s also a lot of work. Sure, there is plenty of advice out there about how to write something, and there are tons of talking heads ready to tell you exactly how to get rich quick, but when the spiel stops spilling and all that’s left is you […]

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Beat Procrastination Today By Starting When You’re NOT Ready

30 Oct , 2017  

Writers are procrastinators. Okay, that’s a bold statement, and I’m not sure that it will hold true for absolutely every writer out there. But in general, out of the writers I know and the many interviews I’ve read with writers talking about their habits, there does seem to be a tendency to procrastinate. That’s maybe […]

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Why I Love The Magic of Pen and Paper for My First Drafts

26 Oct , 2017  

There is a lot to be said for great writing tools like Scrivener, Evernote and even Google Docs. I personally love Scrivener’s flexibility for simplifying nearly all stages of my workflow, from planning to character outlining, location notes and more. When I’m prepping a story for completion I switch between Scrivener and Google Docs to […]

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Where Do I Find Exciting New Story Ideas?

17 Oct , 2017  

Coming up with ideas can be difficult, especially if like me you’re writing for a large portion of the day every day. There are some sessions when my head is buzzing with possible stories, when I’m racing to get to the keyboard. When I’m alive with the sound of music. No, wait, that’s…never mind. And […]

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6 Quick Tips for Stories that Scare (+ Spooky Prompts!)

13 Oct , 2017  

As someone who writes dark fantasy books, I’m always interested in what makes a reader’s skin crawl. You know the feeling. When it’s 4 am and you’re in the house alone and that shadow outside your door looks sort of threatening and it half reminds you of a story you read… Yes, that! I want […]

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Do I Need to Write Everyday To Be A Great Writer?

14 Mar , 2017  

You’ve probably heard writing gurus, professional writers, and writing teachers all say it time and time again: If you want to be a great writer, you have to write every day. But is that true? I’ve been asked this a lot. The question often comes fromĀ people who are just starting out in their writing journey […]

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Authenticity and Your Writing Voice: Finding Who You Are and What You Have to Say

25 Oct , 2016  

Young writers hear so many writing rules, but they usually boil down to variations on one thing:

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