Tag: writing advice

Hi Susan-Writing What You Know

  I have about twenty Hi Susan e-mails waiting for me so thought I’d get to at least one this week. Chloe writes- Is it true that a fiction authors should only write about an experience they’ve gone through themselves? When I started writing, I’d heard that too. My first book was based on my own experience…

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Story Length-Does it Matter?

Say hello to the first guest blogger of 2019, Barbara Plum whose post takes us back to our school days… Remember those dreaded high-school English themes? Did your teacher, when asked about length, compare the assignment to a skirt? “Long enough to cover the subject. Short enough to be interesting.” Say what? How does this…

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White Room Syndrome

    If you’ve ever taken one of my classes you’ll know that I’m not shy about telling you about my writing Achilles’ heel. I’m about to share it with the TWL community because I think letting others know about our weaknesses helps us all become better writers. My least favorite thing about writing (apart…

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Keep On Writing

  I’ve been sorting through some of my old files and I came across this short article I wrote for, well, I can’t remember because it’s been that long. Best thing is it’s still relevant and fits in with the summer writing challenge so here it is… Raise your hand if you’ve begun writing a book. Now…

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Want to Be a Guest Blogger?

  My goal for this site is to post something at least five days a week and yes, there’s only so much I can do so on Tuesdays and Thursdays I’m turning This Writer’s Life over to you. Established writer, aspiring writer, author, non-fiction guru…you get the picture. Only rule is it has to be a…

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NaNoWriMo-Days 28, 29 and 30

  My apologies for not posting tips for the last couple of days but I got busy formatting books and trying to add more words to my NaNoWriMo story. It’s the final day of the challenge and while I haven’t finished the story, I have written 50,000 words plus this month which leads me into the…

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