Writing Tips

Your Best Writing May Not Be What You Think
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One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they’re afraid to write like they talk. Perhaps they fear “wordiness,” but sometimes writing like you talk is less wordy. read more
THE CRAFT OF WRITING – 28 Reading Recommendations for your Author Toolkit
THE CRAFT OF WRITING – 28 Reading Recommendations for your Author Toolkit 1024 576 Reader Views
Susan and I recently attended the 2022 Agents & Editors Conference hosted by the Writer’s League of Texas. It was a full weekend packed with info. Today we’re focusing on some books that were recommended on the craft of writing. read more
Writing the Perfect Character
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Every future generation will know Harry Potter the moment his name is spoken. Of course, when you write a character who ends up with his own Universal theme park, that isn’t a shock. But that young man, his friends, and his magical universe came from the mind of J.K. Rowling. Out of the blue, she arrived on the scene and brought with her pages filled with characters and locations that became one of, if not the, most popular series of all time. Now, can other authors write something of that magnitude that becomes that popular? Actually, yes. Is it difficult? You bet it is! read more
Location Takes the Lead
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Can a location be an actual physical character that improves a story? The answer is not only a resounding YES, choosing a setting is a skill that should be mastered. read more
How to Make Editing Less Arduous
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Do you cringe at the thought of editing your manuscript? Today Dan Rice discusses how to gain valuable insight struggling through the editorial process. read more
What We Write Matters
What We Write Matters 1024 576 Reader Views
Words still matter. Perhaps, today more than ever. What we say and what we write carries weight, makes a difference. read more
The Art of Ghostwriting
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Ever considered using a ghostwriter? Today Michael J. Coffino discusses the essential attributes for an effective ghostwriter-author relationship. read more
Sometimes Words Fail Even a Writer
Sometimes Words Fail Even a Writer 1024 576 Reader Views
Today, Carolyn Howard Johnson shares some LOVE-ly thoughts about writing on demand and applying an old adage to writers and and writing. read more
Why Literature is Different than Genre Fiction
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What differentiates literary fiction from genre fiction can be summarized by four hierarchical points. read more
Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing
Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing 1024 576 Reader Views
Most writers will agree with me that the biggest challenge in their writing project is not letting their lives highjack their project. read more