The Writing Craft

author website

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating an Effective Author Website

August 31, 2023

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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How to Write a Book From Start to Finish

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

August 7, 2023

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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Show, don't tell

Show, Don’t Tell: What You Need to Know

August 2, 2023

You’ve heard this writing advice a thousand times, and you’ll hear it a thousand times more: Show, don’t tell. But what does it mean? If you struggle with the difference between showing and telling, you’re not alone. Once you’ve got it, it seems simple. But until you do, learning this technique can be as frustrating […]

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How To Launch A Writing Career

July 26, 2023

So, you want a writing career… 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 urge you to immerse yourself in the craft. If you really want […]

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11 best books on writing

The 12 Best Books on Writing I’ve Ever Read

July 20, 2023

Regardless how many books I’ve written (over 200) and sold (over 70 million), I fear if I’m not learning, I’m stagnating. My late mother was a convincing example of one who never believed she had arrived. Mom was not only a piano teacher well into her eighties, but she was also a piano student. So […]

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