The Writing Craft

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 be able to tell that from the plethora of blogs, […]

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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 urge you to immerse yourself in the craft. If you […]

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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 time on mechanics—learning all the grammar and punctuation rules. But […]

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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 work. No shortcut, no secret sauce will turn you into […]

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4 Steps to a Writing Routine You Won't Want to Break

4 Steps to a Writing Routine You Won’t Want to Break

June 12, 2018

Guest post by Emmanuel Nataf You’ve wanted to write a novel for ages, but can’t seem to ever find the time to start writing. Or maybe you’ve started and just keep hitting walls. Why? For most of us, the answer is that commitments like family, jobs, and life keep getting in the way. Or, it […]

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