Category: Writing How Tos

Monday Motivation

  “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” – Paul Coffey   I thought this quote is true of anything you do in life but especially relevant to being an author. Becoming a good writer and getting published takes time. (Even if you’ve…

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How to Write a Cozy Mystery

Today, mystery author J.Q. Rose is going to share her tips for writing a great cozy mystery…   If anyone has a writing question, just pop it in the comments below and I’ll answer. And if I don’t know the proper answer, I’ll make up one! Remember, I write fiction so I make up a…

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Plotting Tips with Valerie Ullmer

  Have trouble plotting your story? Author Valerie Ullmer has some easy tips to follow…   Whenever I start plotting a new novel, I start at the beginning. Story Structure. Your story, whether a short story, novella, or a full-length novel should be told in three acts, with eight plot points specifically placed along the…

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