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Stay in the Cave: Extended Metaphors — Pam Mytroen

Stay in the Cave: Extended Metaphors — Pam Mytroen

We drove past many huge billboards for caves in the Black Hills, South Dakota, but until we explored one, I would have never known how cool and tingly my skin felt at 48 degrees in the cave when it was a scorching 96 degrees outside. That’s what writing an extended metaphor is like.

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The Value of a Dictionary — Carolyn Wilker

The Value of a Dictionary — Carolyn Wilker

When did you last open a dictionary? Was it to make sure you`ve spelled a word correctly? To check the meaning of a word you didn’t know? Or to make sure it was the right word for the context. If you didn’t have a dictionary on your desk, did you search an online dictionary

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3 Sweet Tips for Creating Delicious Headlines — Pam Mytroen

3 Sweet Tips for Creating Delicious Headlines — Pam Mytroen

Cherry on top or the whole sundae? Jeff Goins, writer, weighs in heavily on the power of a headline: “So often, the headline is the most neglected part of writing an article. People (writers) just gloss over it without taking much time to consider it. In their minds, it’s the cherry on top. No, Friends. It’s not. The headline is

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3 Editing Tips to Eliminate Extra Words — Carolyn Wilker

3 Editing Tips to Eliminate Extra Words — Carolyn Wilker

You’ve looked through the guidelines and editor’s notes a second time after researching, outlining and writing the article, and you realize there’s one thing you missed, or forgotten. There are at least a hundred more words than the editor wants.

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10 Tips to Create Outstanding Tweets — Ruth L. Snyder

10 Tips to Create Outstanding Tweets — Ruth L. Snyder

You have your Twitter account set up, now you’re ready to tweet. Here are ten tips for creating outstanding tweets that will help you gain followers and keep people interested in what you have to say.

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Success After 600 Rejection Slips — Nikki Rosen

Success After 600 Rejection Slips — Nikki Rosen

I read the book in school and loved it. It was a story set in nature….of a wolf….and seeing things from the animal’s perspective. But the story wasn’t only about an animal…it was about human nature…and violence, decency and redemption.

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10 Ways to Increase Book Sales at Speaking Engagements — Jack Popjes

10 Ways to Increase Book Sales at Speaking Engagements — Jack Popjes

Last Sunday I spoke twice at a small-town church with a congregation of about 150 people. I sold 60 books—an average of one book for every 2.5 people. The net income from the book sales was double what I received as a speaker’s honorarium.

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How to Write a Cozy Mystery Novel — Brenda Wood

How to Write a Cozy Mystery Novel — Brenda Wood

So you want to write a mystery novel? There is a really simple formula making the rounds now. Betsy, the heroine (yes it is always a she) just moved to a small town from the big city, leaving her jilted lover behind. He will harass her at some future point by interrupting her new love affair and/or attacking her verbally

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Writers and Idioms — Carolyn Wilker

Writers and Idioms — Carolyn Wilker

You might recognize this saying, a feather in your cap, or you may have never heard the term. Meaning of the Idiom According to the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, a “feather in your cap” came from the late 17th century and originally meant a sign of foolishness

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Twitter for Writers: An Introduction — Ruth L. Snyder

Twitter for Writers: An Introduction — Ruth L. Snyder

Most marketers recommend writers become active on social media as a way of promoting their work. Twitter is one of many social media platforms available today. Twitter allows you to post short (140 characters maximum) updates to share what you’re doing, link to interesting information, or answer questions.

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