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In the past I’ve warned authors against quitting their day job and writing full time. But maybe you’re raring to go and convinced that this is your time! And you know what? Maybe it is. Before you put in your two weeks, check out these 13 tips from full-time author RJ Blain. There is SO much wisdom in this post – and I urge every serious author, whether you’re ready to make the jump or not, to read through it carefully. Full post visit here:
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In a recent discussion with fellow authors, we got around to discussing editing tools, and what they use and love. It was an interesting discussion, and one that caused me to spend this weekend testing out the capabilities of Autocrit, Grammarly, and ProWriting Aid. All three tools boast the ability to improve your writing – but which one is best? I tested out all three, and here are my thoughts:
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Author Resources
Check out this podcast by Jenn at Mixtus Media! It's an essential chat for new authors entering the book publishing world. Listen here:
Gifts for Authors
Writers aren’t the easiest people to shop for. We rarely go out in public. We mumble a lot. Curse at fictional characters. But we do LOVE thoughtful little gifts that remind us that there is a world out there, full of people who love us, and who are willing to overlook our idiosyncrasies. Let’s dive into 19 gifts that every author secretly wants…
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Red Herrings: How to Mislead and Surprise Your Readers
a woman sitting in a chair with the words how to create unique voice for your characters
4 Ways to Unlock Your Character's Unique Voice - The Novel Smithy
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Seven Types of Conflict in Fiction - Between the Lines Editorial
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9 Plot Points You Must Understand to Write a Page-Turning STory
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Write 4 Scenes That Reveal Who Your Character Is Seamlessly
Write 4 Scenes That Reveal Who Your Character Is Seamlessly
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Top Tips on how to Write your Book in 3 Months | Mary Adkins, Author and Writing Coach
During this FREE MASTERCLASS you’ll walk away with...1. An action plan - Learn the exact process I use to write my books. 2. Scientifically-backed tools - Set yourself up for success from the get-go 3. My unique 4-Notebooks Method . Learn the best tips and ideas for writing your novel step by step. How to write a book in a month FREE MASTERCLASS with Mary Adkins.
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Why Do 8 Out of 10 People Experience Imposter Syndrome? They Ignore a Universal Truth About Success
8 in 10 Experience Imposter Syndrome Because They Ignore a Universal Truth About Success |
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5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur
5 Common Writing Mistakes | There are a couple of common writing mistakes that will instantly peg you as a novice to any agent or editor, but are really easy to fix if you know what they are. Click through for writing tips to conquer those 5 common mistakes.
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4 Ways to Unlock Your Brainstorming Process - The Novel Smithy
an open book with the title three tips for writing emotionally intense scenes embrace big emotions on the page if you want to make an impact
Three Tips for Writing Emotional Scenes - Between the Lines Editorial