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15 Simple Reminders You Might Need If You’re Not Getting Enough Writing Done

15 Simple Reminders You Might Need If You’re Not Getting Enough Writing Done

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions:
1. A little bit of writing is better than none. 2. Terrible first drafts are better than never being able to say you’ve finished something. 3. If you don’t take your writing seriously, no one else ever will. 4. Perfectionism is overrated. 5. You don’t need to watch every new…

Why you need to be part of the Writing Community

Originally posted on Official Author Website of Ari Meghlen:
Writing is often considered a lonely profession, and while it’s true that it’s a solitary task, it does not have to be lonesome.  Even a socially-awkward, highly-anxiety-ridden person like myself, can make connections within the writing community. A strong network Humans are social creatures, even those…

A Seasoned Author’s Tips On Handling Criticism!

A Seasoned Author’s Tips On Handling Criticism!

Originally posted on Didi Oviatt:
Sometimes I think of reviews and critique, be it negative or positive, as being suggestive ingredients of sorts for my next creation. Like my writing/books is actually a four course meal. I’ve shopped, prepped, marinated, mixed, chopped, fried, blended, and baked until I’m utterly exhausted. I feel like the food…

Are You Long-Winded?

Originally posted on IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author:
If your long or descriptive sentences are anything like Stevenson’s, I’ll gladly read every last word of ’em! SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island,…

Mystery Mondays: Author Joanne Guidoccio on Information Overload

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Today on Mystery Mondays we have the pleasure of hearing from author Joanne Guidoccio. Joanne writes cosy mysteries and paranormal romances. Special offer: read to the bottom, and you’ll find a chance to win an Amazon gift card. In case you missed it, Joanne has also contributed to Mystery Mondays…

Useless Advice from an unpunished author – How much is too much description?

Useless Advice from an unpunished author – How much is too much description?

Originally posted on Eric's blog:
Useless Advice from an unpunished author This is not very good advice because I don’t know. We all know that description is good, especially in fantasy if you are world building then you need to the reader to see the world. I’ve read books and been very confused as…

Five Thoughts On Writing #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Today, I have five thoughts for your consideration: One: Some people don’t know what to do with commas and attempt to do without them altogether. This is not a good idea. Commas are to clauses what traffic signals are to streets—they govern the flow of traffic, although, in…

Are There Birds in Your Book?

Originally posted on IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author:
One of the many varieties of plover. Perhaps there’s a setting or a scene that you want to help your reader to hear: instead of just listing the names of birds that may be present, why not describe and/or phoneticize the…

Why Some Books Resonate and Others Don’t

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:
I’m here to tell you why some books resonate and others don’t. Why? Because so many publishers/agents/editors are out there searching for the next big thing, and many authors are trying to become that. As authors, sometimes we stare at three or four different projects and wonder which one…

Mystery Mondays: Haris Orkin on Finding Ideas

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Today we welcome Haris Orkin. His novel You Only Live Once, was published by Imajin Books on March 21st. So it’s hot off the press, as they say. In addition to being an author, Haris is and playwright. Over to Haris… James Bond is Barking Mad by Haris Orkin Aspiring…

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