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5 Things Authors Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Guest post by Jordan Hansen Writing is generally a pretty solitary thing. You get your coffee, your laptop, and a comfy chair, maybe you put on a highly curated playlist, and you go. Because writing is so personal in nature, it’s not usually considered a task that can be shared. While I would agree with the […]

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Best Craft Books on Writing

The debate on whether craft books on writing are necessary or not has gone on, and will continue to go on, forever. I believe that first and foremost you learn best by doing—the more you write, the more you’ll learn. As Jayne Ann Krentz & Susan Elizabeth Phillips (bestselling authors) replied when asked (at RWA), “What […]

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Recommended Read For Writers: Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I recently finished reading, well actually listening to Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of  the Craft.  Highly recommended for all writers! There’s a lot of conflicting advice about craft books for writers—some think you can’t learn from them, or that the best way to improve your writing is just by more writing. And I agree […]

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21 Ideas for 21 Days of Writing

  It takes 21 days to MAKE or BREAK a habit. I bet we all have a lovely list of habits to break, but what about the good habits? What about the habit of writing everyday? If all it takes it 21 consistent days to form a good habit of writing everyday, then we can […]

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Plot Worksheets For Writers

Some writers are plotters, some are pantsers (writing by the seat of their pants), and some are a combination of both. I think at some point almost all writers have been on both sides of this (feel free to comment if I’m wrong!). For those writers that are in need of a little plotting help […]

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