YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?

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As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism Continue reading YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?

5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang

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Whether you pursue self-publishing or traditional publishing, the beginning of your book is extremely important. You can write the best novel ever, but if your first chapter or even your first five pages don’t entice the reader, the world may Continue reading 5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang

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

New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!

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As many of you have noticed, I have changed the look of my website. I think it’s good to switch things up every now and then. You all have really supported me with this blog so thank you, readers! I Continue reading New website look, new writing videos, new mailing list, oh my!

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

Six Tips to Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals in 2015

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We are about to enter into a new year, and as a writer, you may start to think about everything you want to accomplish in 2015. Do you want to write every day? Do you want to write more poetry? Would Continue reading Six Tips to Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals in 2015