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What Editors Are Really Thinking When They Reject You

What Editors Are Really Thinking When They Reject You

It’s frustrating to get a form letter rejecting your writing. Here are 6 good reasons why editors don’t offer more personal feedback.

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Past, Present, and Future: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It

Past, Present, and Future: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It

Why is writing in a consistent tense so hard for so many writers? Julie has some theories, but mostly she has some suggestions for avoiding this common stumbling block.

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How To Pitch Your Novel To Publishers In 9 Steps

How To Pitch Your Novel To Publishers In 9 Steps

Once you’ve written a novel…how exactly do you go about selling it to publishers? Carys Jones takes us through the process that landed her a book deal.

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When Writers Struggle With “Impostor Syndrome”

When Writers Struggle With “Impostor Syndrome”

Do you live in fear of being “outed” as a secretly terrible writer? You may be struggling with a phenomenon known as “impostor syndrome.”

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Jumpstart Your Creativity By Asking “What If?”

Jumpstart Your Creativity By Asking “What If?”

Asking “what if” might not be the greatest way to deal with a life crisis – but it’s a powerful and effective way to generate ideas for fiction.

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7 Steps to Beat Writer’s Block For Good

7 Steps to Beat Writer’s Block For Good

You’ve probably encountered advice on how to overcome writer’s block before. This article is different.

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9 Ways to Survive the Editing Process

9 Ways to Survive the Editing Process

The Bad Writer (Who Wants to Write Good) is back with 9 ways to ease the pain of the editing process.

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Harnessing the Healing Power of Words

Harnessing the Healing Power of Words

So often, we forget the power of the written word. How therapeutic it can be to sit down with a pen and notebook and just let loose.

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3 Strategies for Setting Writing Goals You’ll Actually Stick To

3 Strategies for Setting Writing Goals You’ll Actually Stick To

Since it’s the beginning of the year, goal setting is probably already on your mind. And that’s a great thing! It’s good to have a clear picture of what you want and where you’re going in the year ahead. Unfortunately, research shows that about 92% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions don’t actually reach the goals they set at the beginning of the year.

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Writing Prompt: “Trying Something New”

Writing Prompt: “Trying Something New”

This week’s writing prompt is about getting a fresh start for the new year.

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First, Second, or Third? Deciding on Your POV

First, Second, or Third? Deciding on Your POV

The perspective you use in your story can tell a reader so much — about your characters, your genre, and the type of story you’re trying to tell. In this column, I give some advice on figuring out which to use.

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Reminder: 30% Off Editing Ends 12/31!

Reminder: 30% Off Editing Ends 12/31!

For a limited time only, I’m celebrating the end of NaNoWriMo by offering a very special, once a year discount on all of my services. (If you’re not a NaNo winner, don’t worry, this discount is for you, too.)

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