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Writing Relationship Conflict: Prolonging the Agony

September 7, 2022

Guest post by Becca Puglisi When it comes to story conflict, there are so many options to choose from. Power struggles, physical threats, moral dilemmas, failures, ticking clocks — they’re all great for ratcheting up tension, building reader empathy, and strengthening our plotlines. But the conflict we face most often as human beings — the […]

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How to Start Writing a Book: A Proven Process

March 8, 2022

You have a great idea and you want to start writing a book. You love to write. You’re told you have a way with words. Your friends and family might even be encouraging you to write. But you struggle with: How to begin How to start fleshing out your ideas How to know whether the […]

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The Hemingway Editor: What is it and Can it Improve Your Writing?

December 6, 2021

Guest Post by Tami Nantz If you want to be taken seriously as a writer, it’s imperative you become what Jerry calls a ferocious self-editor. There’s no way around it. Little irritates an agent or a publisher’s acquisitions editor more than having their time wasted by a writer who doesn’t edit and revise his own […]

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Scrivener Review: Is It For You?

August 21, 2020

Writing a book can be an organizational nightmare. You find yourself scribbling ideas, scenes, research notes, you name it, on napkins, in notebooks, on sticky pads, or keyboarding stuff into files you can’t find later on your computer. What if you could keep ALL that stuff, even photos and graphs and charts, all in one […]

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Grammarly Review: Is it For You?

August 14, 2020

The wrong word choice or even a spelling mistake can turn off your reader. So I hope you’re rereading and editing everything you write.  A tool like Grammarly can help. (Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click to purchase Grammarly, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.) What is […]

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