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My Best Blogs and Books on Writing by Janice L Dick

There are many and varied writing helps online and on bookshelves these days, but a few have become favourites of mine. Highest on my list of writing blogs is livewritethrive.com by C.S. Lakin. Suzanne Lakin publishes weekly posts on every aspect of writing. There are novel-writing checklists, free planning books, and ongoing online courses. This blog is the winner of

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Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Do you have piles of old manuscripts previously rejected by you, your mother, or an agent? Don’t stuff them into the garbage. Instead, give them another chance by trying them out in the recycle pile. Never let them go, but instead, re-purpose them like your old jeans, which you can make into shorts, purses, aprons, or quilts. This site will

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Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with blogs on writing. I finally had to narrow my focus. The two blogs I stick with are The Write Practice and Novel Rocket. The Write Practice was founded in 2011 by Joe Bunting with the purpose of helping writers practice. Like he says on his blog, the professionals in every field practice. “Because Michael

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5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased. These materials are great—if we use them. I have to admit some

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5 Top Writing Fears by Janice L Dick

5 Top Writing Fears by Janice L Dick

We all have fears and insecurities as writers. If we don’t, we may be in denial. I created a list of my five top writing fears. Yours may differ in the order or the content, but you may also find some that match. “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”

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The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

“So it’s writing time again,” I tell myself. I’ve been whispering it for weeks now. Today I shout it. Nobody is listening and that includes me. Surely I am not alone. Surely one or two of you have experienced the dreaded dry spell of summer and perhaps even fall and winter. I tell myself that when the weather chills set

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Two All Time Favourites for Back to Writers’ School by Tracy Krauss

Two All Time Favourites for Back to Writers’ School by Tracy Krauss

  I love learning. I’ve read tons of books on writing craft and marketing books, as well as taken several online courses. There are many good options out there, but to save on space (lest I overwhelm with too many good options) I’ve narrowed it down to my two absolute favourites.

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The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

Violet’s post got lost in the shuffle. I missed posting it last week but wanted to share it with you today. Enjoy! The Write Course for You The streams of kids returning to school in September draw our attention to education. This month we’re falling right in line by discussing writing courses we’ve taken. Several stand out for me.

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Course Overload by Steph Beth Nickel

Course Overload by Steph Beth Nickel

I have a tough time passing up a deal … especially on writing and writing-related courses. How about you?

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3 Tips to Filling the Idea Bank by Janice L Dick

3 Tips to Filling the Idea Bank by Janice L Dick

Where do our ideas come from? Best answer: everywhere. I’m visiting with friends and someone mentions a strange circumstance that intrigues me. Or talks about a quirky character they met. Or refers to a larger-than-life experience they read about online. These are all fodder for the idea mill. First lesson: Be observant. Listen. Imagine how this or that can be

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