Apr
11
2012
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Five Despicable Human Beings I Love

Written by shimiqua

Proof that a character doesn't have to be good in order to be likable.

Apr
11
2012
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Thus Saith the Muse

Written by Jeff Hargett

Ten rules for writing that I try to follow.

Apr
11
2012
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Why You (And I) Shouldn't Take Breaks

Written by thewordsmith

After missing last Friday's update, I realized that taking breaks could be more of a curse than a blessing.

Apr
11
2012
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Editing on the cheap: Step 1

Written by sherahart

Followup to "Mistakes that make me put a book down" with advice and links to improve both writing and editing skills, including my critique group experience.

Apr
10
2012
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How to Utilize Pinterest for your Writing

Written by Michelle Eging

After spending a few hours using Pinterest (and creating a stellar virtual art gallery and recipe board), reading articles about it, and filling my own boards, it occurred to me that this is more than a useful marketing tool, it is a great way to organize

Apr
10
2012
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Ten Commandments for Editing Someone's Work

Written by Nathan Bransford

Nathan Bransford offers a fantastic list of 10 things to keep in mind when critiquing another writer's work.

Apr
10
2012
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I is for... Isolation, Disorientation, and Misdirection

Written by Kevin Hiatt

For writers, one of the most vital pieces to our writing is to be able to build suspense and tension in our stories. When things are going good in our character's lives, the story is over. You've reached your 'Happily Ever'.

Apr
10
2012
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The Falling Chandelier

Written by David Powers King

If you enter a large room with a giant chandelier, don't be surprised if it comes down eventually. The bigger they are, the harder (and more thrilling) they fall.

Apr
10
2012
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How to Get Published

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A couple of days ago, my real-life friend, I’ve known for twenty years, surprised me by telling me he wrote a picture book. He then asked what he would have to do to get his book published.

Apr
10
2012
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My Fantasies are More Like Real Life

Written by sydliyah

I recently discovered that the fantasies that I have been making up in my head for years, are actually pretty good stories. It turns out that I have been a writer all my life.

Apr
9
2012
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Blood to Ink: Your Voice May Hate You, but Your Writing Will Thank You

Written by Teri Harman

Despite the perils to your voice, reading all your writing out loud is one of the best editing tools. Here's why.

Apr
7
2012
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Why God Made Editors

Written by karensandler

Although self-publishing is a viable option for writers these days, independent editors are a crucial part of the publishing process.