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Category: Writing Tips

No Schedule-No Problem

Mageela Troche is back guest blogging today and sharing tips for writing while dealing with chronic illness… I have a confession to make. I do not have a writing schedule. If you have ever picked up a writing craft book, one piece of advice each one shares is to construct a writing schedule. I’ve tried…

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The Business of Writing

  I spend most my time teaching my students how to write. However, last week I thought about a topic that I should be at least discussing with them before they enter the world of authorship. That topic is the business side of the writing life. It’s something I’ll be including in my future coaching…

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Hi Susan-Picking Genres

Time once again to dive into the Hi Susan e-mail pile. I picked this question from Marc who wrote… I’m just starting out as an author and researching the type of book I want to write. Should I go with similar books that I see on the bestseller lists? An easy answer, no. Sounds counterproductive to…

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Dream On…

  I’ve always been a planner…more of a dreamer, maybe.  Life has more than once interrupted those dreams and it’s made me more cynical about saying I want to do this and do that…just in case I’m tempting fate. As the calendar turned to 2019, I sat down and thought about lots of things. One…

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Writing From Experience

Today, J. L. Regen is back guest blogging and telling us about how things that happen in life sometimes find a way into books. And she’s happy to share the news that her book is nominated for Romance Book of the Year by Readers Choice  Good luck, we’re cheering for you. I was dating a man like…

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Title Bout

Here’s today’s guest blogger, Richard Prosch… I can’t start writing anything without a title. Maybe it’s a specific quirk I have, or maybe a lot of writers are like me. I don’t know, but everything longer than a shopping list requires a bold heading, front and center, and—hopefully—something that hints at clever or catchy.  …

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Switching Genres

Here’s today’s guest blogger Rhonda Gilmour telling us why she switched genres… Until 2017, I was one of those readers–looking down my nose at romance for the usual stupid reasons: too corny, too predictable, too fluffy. Not that I had any grounds for being a snob since my first three (as yet unpublished) novels were cozy mystery…

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