The Writing Craft

How to Become a Better Writer

How to Become a Better Writer: 26 Proven Tips

November 19, 2020

Whether you’re a beginner or have been at it for decades, writing well is flat hard work. I’ve written and published nearly 200 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers, and I still take daily steps to improve my writing. One doesn’t arrive at good… [Continue reading below]

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4‌ ‌Styles‌ ‌of‌ ‌Writing‌ ‌and‌ ‌How‌ ‌to‌ ‌Decide‌ ‌Which‌ ‌to‌ ‌Use

November 2, 2020

Your goal, whether writing fiction or nonfiction, should be to paint word pictures vivid enough to engage the theater of your reader’s mind. Readers love to be educated and entertained, but they remember forever when they’re emotionally moved. So deciding which you’ll employ of the… [Continue reading below]

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How to overcome writer's block

How to Overcome Writer’s Block Once and for All: My Surprising Solution

October 26, 2020

You well know the frustration. It comes time to write, and you can’t produce a single word. Maybe you’ve tried for weeks, months, or even years. But still nothing comes. You’re suffering the dreaded Writer’s Block while your writing dream, your story, and the message… [Continue reading below]

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how many words in a novel?

How Many Words in a Novel? Your Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction Book Word Counts

June 10, 2020

As a reader, I’ve never felt a good book was too long, even more than a thousand pages. And I’ve never found a bad book short enough. One of the most common questions writers ask me: “How long should my manuscript be?” Well, different publishers… [Continue reading below]

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best creative writing blogs

Finding the Best Creative Writing Blogs on the Internet

September 24, 2019

Regardless how many books I’ve written or sold, if I’m not still educating myself about writing, I’m stagnating. My late mother taught me the value of life-long learning. Not only was she a piano teacher into her eighties, but she was also a piano student. … [Continue reading below]

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