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How Do You Write? Paper vs. Computer

How Do You Write? Paper vs. Computer I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing. Certain tools and habits help me get into the writing groove, while others can be distracting. One choice that can affect our writing is whether to use paper or a computer. Like an artist knowing which brush to use […]

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4 Simple, Realistic Ways You Can Make Time to Write

Guest post by Erin Tolbert Whether you write romance, self-help, historical fiction or anything in between, all authors have something in common: You must make time to write. Let’s be honest, how often do you say to yourself, “If I could just find time to write…”? But here’s the thing, it’s not easy to “find […]

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NaNoWriMo is Done. Now What?

Guest post by Nikki Busch National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is over. Whether you completed all 50,000 words or made it halfway, be proud! Now that the challenge is done, there’s hard work ahead. Take Your Time The month of November likely flew by, but the time you take to revise your draft […]

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How to Prep for a Writer’s Conference

How to Prep for a Writer’s Conference @KatieMcCoach Attending a writer’s conference is a whirlwind of activity; meeting wonderful people, learning new things, and growing your career. It’s amazing. It’s exhausting. When I went to RWA in 2014 it was hands-down the best writer event I had ever been to. I’ve since been to a […]

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Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

@KatieMcCoach FOR THOSE THAT are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however a publisher is […]

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Method to the (Pitch) Madness

METHOD TO THE (PITCH) MADNESS Guest post by Megan LaCroix on the inside scoop of the #PitchMadness contest. Pitch Madness was my first ever Twitter pitch contest and I entered not knowing what to expect. I’m still new to querying (heck—I’m still new to Twitter!), but I was curious to see how my work would stack […]

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