Appreciate Your Accomplishments as a Writer

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I just posted a video yesterday in which I discussed a recent shift in my perspective as a writer. Recently, I have had sort of tunnel vision about my young adult novel. I have been so obsessed with whether or Continue reading Appreciate Your Accomplishments as a Writer

There is No “One Size Fits All” Writing Advice

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You might think it’s a little weird for someone who spends a lot of their non-writing time giving writing advice to essentially say, “sometimes you should forget about my advice.” But sometimes, you really should forget about my advice. All writing advice Continue reading There is No “One Size Fits All” Writing Advice

Write What You Want to Write

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So many writers spend too much time thinking about publishing trends. Maybe you see the success of books like THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT so you think, “I should really try writing a YA dystopian novel!” Or maybe you’ve seen Continue reading Write What You Want to Write

There is Always More to Learn about Writing

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I have a BA in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and I’ve literally been writing for over 20 years. I’ve taken numerous classes on writing, read many books about writing, attended workshops and lectures, participated in festivals and apprenticeships, Continue reading There is Always More to Learn about Writing

8 Free or Cheap Ways to Become a Better Writer

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Let’s face it. When it comes to your writing, there is always something to be learned, and there is always room to grow. It’s nice to buy craft books and go on writing retreats and take writing classes, but you Continue reading 8 Free or Cheap Ways to Become a Better Writer