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If you are an author or an aspiring one, don't neglect these blogs. You'll discover writing tips and techniques, publishing how-to's – inspiration for both the art of writing and the business of publishing.

The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: November 22, 2019
Writing Workshop: Can a Writing Workshop Help You Become a...

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How do you write beautiful, award-winning novels, memoirs, and short stories? One tried-and-true way is through a writing workshop, a program with other writers who can give encouragement, feedback, and support as you write, edit, and publish your writing. In this post, I’m going to share what a...
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: November 22, 2019
Tips For Self-Publishing In Translation: Adventures With...

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Once you have a book in the world, translation is one of the ways that you can expand your readership, and potentially your income, through licensing foreign rights.  Of course, as indie authors, we can reach a global audience through self-publishing our books and many indie authors are moving...
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Jungle Red Writers

Eight smart and sassy crime fiction writers dish on writing and...

Latest Post: November 22, 2019
Writing/Not Writing from London--Deborah Crombie

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DEBORAH CROMBIE : We are batting for naught this week on the writing front--except for Hank, who we hope is turning out those last ten elusive pages! And I am so not adding to the page count on my front. Between the pre-pub promotion for A BITTER FEAST , book tour, Bouchercon, then leaving for...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: November 21, 2019
Critiques 4 U, with Sara Letourneau!

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It’s time for our monthly critique contest, and editor and writing coach Sara Letourneau is back to offer feedback on the winners’ first pages. Visit the Heart of the Story website to learn more about working with Sara or her writer website to read … Continue reading → The post Critiques 4 U, with...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: November 21, 2019
6 Steps to Get Your Self-Published Book Into Libraries

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When you're a one-person marketing team, try these foundational tips for approaching libraries about having your book added to their collections.
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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: November 21, 2019
Writing Truthiness

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I'm always asked this question: Do you have any quick tips for getting unstuck in writing? We all get stuck once in a while so know that you aren’t alone. The post Writing Truthiness appeared first on The Book Designer .
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: November 21, 2019
Do You Have a Holiday Writing Plan?

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Blogger: Rachelle Gardner No getting around it, the holiday season is here. Next week is Thanksgiving, families are gathering, and stores are already playing Christmas music. The joys, the stresses… here they come. What does this mean for writers? This …
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: November 20, 2019
Writer Websites That Rank Well: 8 Secrets of Top NYC Writers

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Freelance writers sometimes overlook a critical piece of marketing that can drive traffic, generate leads, and land assignments… writer websites. How’s your writer website? Maybe you’ve got the basics like a home page, about page, and your portfolio. Maybe you’re still looking at writer websites...
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Karen Woodward

A blog about writing and the changing world of publishing with...

Latest Post: November 19, 2019
Story Structure: A Refresher

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I put the following together for my own use (I'm doing #NaNoWriMo this year), but I thought others might be interested as well so I decided to share it. 1. Inciting Incident (0 to 12.5%) Here we establish the Ordinary World. We establish the protagonist’s ordinary routine, we establish how the...
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: November 18, 2019
How to Overcome Fear as a Writer and Embrace Your Profound...

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Long ago, someone gave me a birthday card that said “Fearless.” For many years, I tacked it on my bulletin board above my desk. Even now, it’s one of the few cards I’ve ever saved. I kept it because while a part of me resonated with the idea that I might be fearless, the rest […] The post How to...
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: November 13, 2019
Excerpt from Outside Grenoble by Jennifer Barber

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The following poem was the 2019 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Poetry and will appear in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue. Subscribe today to receive it and one more issue with a one-year subscription. What I remember most […]
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

Andi Cumbo is a writer, editor and teacher of online writing...

Latest Post: November 13, 2019
Writing “Hard History” – A Guest Post by Brian C. Johnson

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If you know my work, you know I have a deep commitment to telling the long-hidden stories of enslaved people here in the U.S. So today, I am deeply honored to share the story of Brian C. Johnson and his beautiful, powerful book, Send Judah First. May you find inspiration and courage for your own...
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Rachelle Gardner | Literary Agent

Books and Such Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner Blogs about Books,...

Latest Post: November 13, 2019
Does Age Matter for Writers?

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Hi Rachelle, I’m 62 and about to retire; I’m preparing to dedicate my retirement years to writing full-time. I wonder whether “age discrimination” would enter into my efforts to get published. I realize the quality of the product is the most important thing, but do you think my age would detract...
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: November 12, 2019
25 Irresistible Links for Food Writers and Bloggers

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I bet you try as best you can to keep up with all the useful and thought-provoking Internet links for food writers and bloggers. But sometimes you get busy or tired and you miss some terrific stuff. No problem. I collect the best ones and send them out to readers free, on the first and […] The...
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Betsy Lerner

Latest Post: November 11, 2019
I Can See All Obstacles in My Way

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Finished the fucker last week. Hold your applause. But, yes, thank you. Any toe over any finishing line is worth celebrating. I had a plate of spaghetti. What do you do to celebrate finishing a book?
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