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You Are Not Alone – The Struggles of Being a Freelance Writer

You Are Not Alone – The Struggles of Being a Freelance Writer Guest post by Scott Mullins Whenever I mention to people that I’m a writer, and after I shatter their ideas that I sit around in my underwear with a glass of scotch, chain-smoking and writing about mythical worlds, they expect that as I […]

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Developmental Editing: What is it Exactly?

I’ve been fortunate enough in that many of my clients are already aware of developmental editing and why it’s important for their work, however this is not always going to be the case. Many authors, even self-published ones, still underestimate the importance of a “story” edit. That’s right, developmental editing focuses on the story, characters, […]

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Humility and Empathy: Some Notes on NaNoWriMo – Guest post by Ren M. Brocke

Today I have the honor of hosting guest blogger and writer, Ren M. Brocke. In this guest post Ren addresses the writing challenge many of us are in the midst of this November; NaNoWriMo. If you are interested in guest blogging on any topics related to publishing, writing, goals, and inspiration, (or just something fun!) email […]

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13 Ways To Prep for NaNoWriMo

With Halloween here, and tomorrow starting the first day of National Novel Writing Month, I wanted to share 13 ways you can prep for your novel writing challenge AND still have time to hand out treats (or party) tonight. Sign up for the challenge at NaNoWriMo.org Find writing meet ups either on your own or […]

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4 Things Authors Can Do To Keep It Fresh This Fall

Sunday marked the First day of Autumn, which means change of scenery, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything (for me at least), and for many authors out there, a new season of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing.  So in light of the changing season I came up with a short list of things authors can do […]

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The Benefits of Reading Your Writing Out Loud

I have never been a fan of reading writing out loud. A) It makes me uncomfortable, and B) What’s the point? Recently I joined a writing group that meets in person every Sunday. It is a wonderful group of writers. I am truly impressed, not just by their writing, but at the immense amount of […]

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