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Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes 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, (more…) →

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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

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing 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. (more…) →

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5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears 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 (more…) →

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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 (more…) →

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The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

The Soup of Writing “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. (more…) →

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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

Two All-Time Favourite for Back to Writers’ School 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 (more…) →

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The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

The Write Course for You 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 (more…) →

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Course Overload by Steph Beth Nickel

Course Overload by Steph Beth Nickel

Course Overload I have a tough time passing up a deal … especially on writing and writing-related courses. How about you? (more…) →

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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

3 Tips to Filling the Idea Bank 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. (more…) →

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Acknowledge This by Brenda J Wood

Acknowledge This by Brenda J Wood

Do you struggle with acknowledgments for your inside book cover? Yes, me too. What I have to say isn’t always what I want to say. Alan Greenspan said, “I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” (more…) →

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