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How To Arouse Your Writing Inspiration – by Derek Haines…

How To Arouse Your Writing Inspiration – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: One of the best pieces of advice I ever got about writing was never waste time waiting for the muse to arrive. If you are a writer, you write, and good writers know how to get inspired to write. It doesn’t…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

How to Rescue an Endangered Book and Find your Author Mojo – by Ruth Harris…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Anne R. Allen: You’ve kinda/sorta finished your book/first draft/whachamacallit. In drastic cases, it could even be an outline that’s gone off the rails and landed in a ditch. But. Your original brilliant idea is drowning in a sea of ugly clutter. There are dust…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

How to Write a Stand-Out Author Bio – by Lois Hoffman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Happy Self Publisher: Your author bio is a calling card and targeted marketing tool to promote you and your work wherever it appears. It establishes a relationship with the reader because they get to peek behind the curtain to see who you are, where…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Synopsis Writing Made Easy – by James Scott Bell…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Every author I know hates writing a synopsis. They hate having to try to boil down their beloved story into 2 – 3 double spaced pages. They agonize over it, moan about it in public, throw fits, start the occasional bar…

The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines…

The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating. Whether it is a fresh sheet of paper or a blank word processor template with its infuriating little flashing cursor, it is…

Creating Characters Who Clash – by Angela Ackerman…

Creating Characters Who Clash – by Angela Ackerman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Jami Gold Site: Read the full article at: 4 Ways to Create Friction between Characters

Layering Character for Believable Fiction – by Victoria Mixon…

Layering Character for Believable Fiction – by Victoria Mixon…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Layering: the deepest, richest, most compellingaspect of character  We hear a lot of talk about “layering” as a storytelling device. The more layers a character has, the more complex and individual they are, allowing authors to sidestep cliché and create cast members…

How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Content – by Anne R Allen…

How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Content – by Anne R Allen…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Good Web content attracts those search engine spiders. These days, pretty much all writers need to learn to write Web content. Yes, even if you’re a Victorian romance author whose readers care more about reticules and spatterdashers than retweets and SEO.  Even if you don’t…

Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction – by K.M. Weiland…

Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction – by K.M. Weiland…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Helping Writers become Authors: Once upon a time, Character fell in love with Plot. Right from the start, it was a stormy relationship. There was passion, there was romance, there were epic stakes. And conflict? Puh-lenty. Continue reading HERE

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…

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