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Tone in Writing - A Simple Guide for Authors

Tone in Writing: A Simple Guide for Authors

September 10, 2019

Guest blog by Tami Nantz If you’re confused about the difference between “voice” and “tone” in writing, you aren’t alone. Many writers conflate the two.  Whether you’re writing a novel, a blog post, an article, or a poem, it’s important to know the difference so… [Continue reading below]

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How to Find Your Voice in Writing

Voice in Writing: How to Find Yours

July 28, 2019

Based on what I hear wherever I speak, it’s clear that beginning writers agonize as much over find their writing voice as over any other issue.  Trust me, while it’s crucial you find your unique writing voice, it really isn’t all that complicated.  You wouldn’t… [Continue reading below]

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How To Launch A Writing Career

June 5, 2019

So, you want to become a full-time writer… You have your reasons. You’ve long loved to write, and people have told you you have a way with words. But how do you know the time is right or whether you have what it takes? I… [Continue reading below]

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Got Subtext Writing Better Dialogue

Got Subtext? Writing Better Dialogue

January 29, 2019

Guest post by Becca Puglisi Realistic, evocative dialogue is an important part of any successful story. We need our characters’ interactions to be authentic, consistent, and engaging to draw readers in to what’s happening. So when we’re learning to write, we spend a lot of… [Continue reading below]

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How to Improve Your Writing Skills: 15 Simple Tips

How to Improve Your Writing Skills: 15 Simple Tips

November 13, 2018

Would you believe that even after writing and publishing nearly 200 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers, I still take daily steps to hone my writing skills? Whether you’re a beginner or have been at it for decades as I have, writing well takes… [Continue reading below]

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