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The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
How to Write a Book with a Cowriter (And Still Get Along...

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Writing a book with a cowriter can be an awesome experience. But cowriting a book can also spiral into a frustrating mess and an abandoned project if you’re not prepared. How do you know whether you should cowrite a book? And then how do you cowrite a book? The post How to Write a Book with a...
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
Writing Jobs for Bloggers: 10 Sites That Pay $75+ for...

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Are you looking for blog writing jobs? No. I'm not talking about the prolific Craigslist ads and content-mill stuff that pays $5 to $10 per blog post. If those are the types of writing jobs you've been chasing, it's time to get some new clients. You can do better. If you ask the Interwebs, there’s...
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

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

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
The CATS Method for Building and Maintaining an Online...

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Yesterday, I asked the online community I coordinate for what would be useful to them in a blog post. I wasn’t surprised when people said they’d like to hear how to pitch editors, agents, and publishers – I get asked that question a lot, and I always refer people to Jane Friedman because she has...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
Copyediting Jobs: How to Estimate Hours and Pricing

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Copy editors are known for perfectionism. But while there’s no end to the fussing you can do, there’s a limit to what someone will pay you to do it. In this guest post, CMOS contributing editor Carol Saller explains how to determine what your time is worth.
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
Artificial Intelligence And The Indie Author With Joanna...

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Every week, there are news reports on how AI will impact jobs, but what about the impact of AI on indie authors? Can we surf the change instead of being drowned by it? Could it make our lives better as creative entrepreneurs? I recently did a mega-solo podcast on 9 Ways that Artificial...
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Jungle Red Writers

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

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
The Ghosts in the Layers?

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Jeannette de Beauvoir writes mysteries and historical fiction, sometimes intersecting the two. A Killer Carnival , Book Four of the Sydney Riley Provincetown mystery series, is just out, as Ptown’s Carnival parade starts with a bang—literally. More about her at jeannettedebeauvoir.com. (PS from...
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Rachelle Gardner | Literary Agent

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

Latest Post: August 21, 2019
5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor

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More writers are hiring editors these days, whether they’re going indie or just making sure the manuscript is polished before submitting to agents and publishers. If you’re a newer writer, unpublished, here are some things I think you should do before spending your hard-earned money on a freelance...
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Writing for Money How-To -- Wordpreneur.com

How to write for money. Tips, articles and resources. On writing,...

Latest Post: August 20, 2019
3 Ways to Still Write When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

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Web Article 3 Ways to Still Write When You Don’t Feel Like Writing Source The Writing Cooperative https://writingcooperative.com/3-ways-to-still-write-when-you-dont-feel-like-writing-2ce93928bb1f Excerpt Have you ever looked at your computer screen and just thought, “Sh*t, I have absolutely...
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: August 20, 2019
5 Tips for Hosting a Food Blogging Retreat

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A guest post by Jasmine Lukuku A few years ago, I felt restless about blogging. I’d poured a lot of time into developing a niche community for Black Food Bloggers Club on Facebook. The group had grown organically, but I was eager to connect with members face-to-face at a blogging retreat. After...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: August 20, 2019
Motivation for Character Arc: A Different Approach

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When it comes to discovering and writing about your character’s motivation, there are a dozen different methods. We can get there by any number of roads—most of which originate in the planning stage. But what if the key to unlocking … Continue reading → The post Motivation for Character Arc: A...
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: August 19, 2019
How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough...

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Can a story have too much plot? It might surprise you (especially if you’re a regular reader of the site), but the answer is absolutely, yes. Implicit in the question of too much plot is the idea that a story should have more of something else. Usually that something else is character. This is...
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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: August 19, 2019
Book Promotion as a Public Service

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Book marketing isn't about “blowing your own horn.” It's about sharing information about your book. Making this mental shift is essential. The post Book Promotion as a Public Service appeared first on The Book Designer .
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: August 19, 2019
Focus on Velocity Rather Than Sales Numbers

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by Janet Kobobel Grant We all care about how many copies our book sells, right? But who among us is thinking about sales velocity? Velocity is created when you emphasize garnering significant sales for the day (or week) the book …
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: August 16, 2019
Excerpt from What’s in a Name by Ricky Rapoport Friesem

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This essay was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Nonfiction. Read the rest of Ricky’s essay & more in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue available in print or digital format. My name came about, quite […]
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Fab Freelance Writing Blog

Freelance writing information, news and tips from top copywriter and...

Latest Post: July 27, 2019
Self-Publishing And Novellas: 3 Easy Tips

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Although self-publishing gives you unlimited opportunities, it has its drawbacks as well. The biggest challenge? You get to do it all. Yes, you can hire help, but the decisions rest with you. So do the expenses. Self-publishing in 2019: readers matter, so why will they read your novella? If you’re...
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Catherine, Caffeinated

Latest Post: July 26, 2019
Watch the REWIND Book Trailer

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Greetings from the road! I’m in the last week of what feels like a month of travelling: I went from a week teaching crime writing at West Cork Lit Fest to a fun-filled 24 hours at Harrogate, to Geneva to teach plotting at a writing retreat on Lake Annecy to, as of today, officially being …...
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