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What Should You Write About?

@KatieMcCoach Writing is ______. We can fill that blank with anything. There’s endless advice out there about what writing is, or should be. What to write about. Why to write. How to write it. It all comes down to what YOU want, or in many cases need to write about. What is writing to YOU? […]

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How An Editor Sees It (#10queries)

I am taking part in an awesome event for writers called Pitch to Publication. It’s run by Samantha Fountain, and she’s amazing for setting this up. In short, this event matches writers with editors and agents with the goal of selling a manuscript at the end. The first part of this event is the selection […]

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6 Reasons Why Internships are Important in Determining Your Ideal Career Path

This post originally appeared on the Superstition Review website: http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/ in April 2013. I wanted to share this post here for anyone currently in high school or college, or even out of college, trying to find their way into the right job, or at least, the right job path. Until my internships with Superstition Review, Ellechor Publishing, and […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for the New Year: Guest post by Meaghan Gallant

Today I have the honor of hosting guest blogger, Meaghan Gallant of invokingjoy.com. In this guest post Meaghan discusses how she will prepare for 2014. How will you? If you are interested in guest blogging on any topics related to publishing, writing, goals, and inspiration, (or just something fun!) email me at info@katiemccoach.com. 3 Ways to Prepare […]

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It’s Tragic What Not Writing Can Do To Your Writing

This week I learned this lesson well. Monday was Day 1 of my new Creative Nonfiction Online Writing Bootcamp Class. I was so excited, even though I haven’t written creatively in…well, let’s just say it’s been a while. Each time I sit to write, I struggle. I’m not even writing very well anymore. Instead of […]

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