The Writing Craft

Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott’s Timeless Guide to Writing & Life

July 8, 2024

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott is a love letter to the writing life by an author who understands the struggles and triumphs of we who dare to put words onto the page. With her trademark wit and wisdom, Lamott offers practical advice on everything from character development to dealing with writer’s block.  She reminds […]

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5 Tips to Mastering First-Person Point of View

June 10, 2024

From childhood you’ve been telling stories in the first-person, using I, me, and my. It’s the simplest way to relay an experience. It can also be the best point of view for you as a beginning writer. Read on for first-person point of view tips, tricks, and pitfalls. Why Use the First-Person Point of View? […]

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How to Write a Book From Start to Finish

How to Write a Book From Start to Finish: A Proven Guide

June 4, 2024

So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people. But writing a book isn’t easy. As a 21-time New York Times bestselling author, I can tell you: It’s far easier to quit than to finish. You’re going […]

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273 Strong Verbs That’ll Spice Up Your Writing

June 4, 2024

Do you ever wonder why a grammatically correct sentence you’ve written just lies there like a dead fish? I sure have. Your sentence might even be full of those adjectives and adverbs your teachers and loved ones so admired in your writing when you were a kid. But still the sentence doesn’t work. Something simple […]

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author website

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating an Effective Author Website

May 21, 2024

If you’re an author, published or not, you need your own website. Period. Why am I so forthright about this? Because of the realities of publishing today. You’ve heard and read of your need for an author platform—a following, a tribe, visibility. Well, that all starts with having your own author website. Regardless of what […]

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