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Writer Unboxed

Writer Unboxed about the craft and business of fiction

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Motivate Yourself with Ten Tips on Self-Motivating Yourself

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Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Whether you’re working on a short story, charging through NaNoWriMo, or writing the very article you are...
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WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Home of The Bookshelf Muse

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Interpreter

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Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading →
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Jungle Red Writers

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

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Rhys Spreads a Little Christmas Cheer

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RHYS BOWEN: This has been the week when the Reds take over the world. Well, not quite. Writers are known to embellish the truth, but this week we are celebrating THREE Reds releases, which is pretty amazing, don't you think. And Ingrid has kindly given me a day to talk a little about mine. It's...
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Betsy Lerner

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
If You Don’t Know Me By Now

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So nice to hear from so many of you. Sorry to read about losses, too. I always hated people who said, Thank got it’s Friday. Or hump day. Or Monday is the new Thursday. Or who talked around the “water cooler,” or talked about the weather as if observing rain were original or interesting. […]
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Fab Freelance Writing Blog

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

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Writing A Novel: Pace Yourself To Keep Readers Reading

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When you’re writing a novel, pacing can be a challenge for many authors. There’s an art to it, but pacing is largely a matter of narrative drive. Your story needs an engine. You may be wondering — what’s “pacing” when you’re writing fiction? When you’re writing a novel or a short story, your aim...
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Women's Fiction Writers

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Picking Favorites: Which One Of My Novels Do I Like Best?

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Oh, I am so sorry I’ve been MIA! I forgot how much work it is to get ready to launch a novel, to write another novel, and to be a freelance editor and book coach. Add in some nervousness and excitement and some things just fall to the side. Like laundry. Oh, the clothes are […]
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Linda Rodriguez Writes

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
A Poem for Native American Heritage Month--"Grandmother's...

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For Native American Heritage Month, here is a poem about my grandmother, who was so influential in my life, even though she died when I was thirteen. Like a lot of families, mine was torn apart by divorce when I was young, and as great as the loss of my father was, I think the loss of his family,...
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Books & Such Literary Management

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Have Your Reading Preferences Changed?

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Blogger: Rachel Kent In the ten years I’ve been an agent my reading preferences have changed. In the last few years, I’ve been drawn to books that I wouldn’t have been interested in when I was in my twenties. When …
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The Write Practice

Practical Inspiration

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
Writers Group: How to Build a Fantastic Writing Community

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Writing is a solitary profession for the most part, but sooner or later, we realize we need a network of people, from beta readers to editors and eventually readers. Some writers retreat, discouraged by unkind comments or unsupportive friends or family, believing that someday, somehow their work...
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Jane Friedman | Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it...

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
How to Self-Publish in France

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More books are translated in France than in any other country: 1 out of every 6 books has been translated from a foreign language, many from English.
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Writing for Money How-To -- Wordpreneur.com

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

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
SEO Meta Descriptions: The What, Why, and How

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“When it comes to using content to improve the value of a webpage, it isn’t all about the copy on the page. There are also hidden HTML attributes and metadata blurbs you can add to the back end of a webpage to send useful signals to both search engines and users. An important part of […]
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Goins, Writer: On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

A blog by Jeff Goins about writing, marketing, creative business...

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
What It Means to be a Real Writer: An Interview With...

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While you may not recognize his name you’ll definitely recognize some of the books he has written. For the last 20 years, Charlie Wetzel has been a professional writer who has published more than 80 books with John Maxwell. And together, they’ve sold over 26 million books.
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The Creative Penn

Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
Writing Tips: What Is Emotional Shielding and Why Does it...

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When we create characters for our fiction, we bring aspects of ourselves into their personalities. That may include emotional wounds, flaws, false beliefs and biases. In today's article, Becca Puglisi, co-author of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus, outlines how emotional shielding might work for...
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Make A Living Writing

Frank advice for writers

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
A Genius Tip for Getting Hired at Your First Client Meeting

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Maybe it's your first client meeting ever, and you're petrified that you don't know what to say. And you'll come across like a dummy. Or maybe you've taken scores of client meetings as a freelance writer -- but you keep shooting blanks, and walking away without an assignment. If you're an...
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AndiLit - Writer, Editor, Online Writing Courses

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

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
Books About Books: My Holiday Reading Plan

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Lately, by sheer happenstance, I’ve been reading novels about bookish folks or bookish places. I just finished Nicole Yoon’s lovely YA novel, Everything, Everything,* and I’m in the midst of Katherine Reay’s The Bronte Plot.* Both are about women who love books and who come to know themselves...
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The Book Designer

Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
Pronoun Is Dead: The Ebook Retail Universe Redux

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On November 6, ebook distributor Pronoun announced that it was shutting down its operations. So where does that leave indie publishers looking to release new ebooks? The post Pronoun Is Dead: The Ebook Retail Universe Redux appeared first on The Book Designer .
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Will Write For Food

Pithy snippets about food writing

Latest Post: November 14, 2017
Fall Enrollment at Food Blogger Pro Starts Now

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It’s time again for Fall Enrollment at Food Blogger Pro (FBP). So if you’ve been wanting to: Produce high-quality recipe videos Build traffic using social media, food sharing sites and Search Engine Optimization Take stellar photos of food Use plugins to improve your blog and add functionality...
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Tiferet Journal - A Global Writing Community

Latest Post: November 13, 2017
Excerpt from Window by June Sylvester Saraceno

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The following poem appears in our Summer 2017 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. The window fills with gardenia bloom in evening. The humid air, my sister’s voice, this window that […]
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The Courage 2 Create

This is the story of me writing my first novel...and how life keeps...

Latest Post: November 13, 2017
What Is “The Courage Moment”? (AKA: The Dark Night of The...

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The Dark Night of The Soul is a period of time when all our illusions are shattered and we are asked to live stripped away of all our attachments. It’s a grueling process that often feels cruel but it always opens us up at the end to greater light, a deeper faith, and a stronger confidence in...
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Helping Writers Become Authors - Write your best story. Change your...

Latest Post: November 13, 2017
5 (Not-So-Little) Additions to the Great Novel-Writing...

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Learning how to write a successful novel is largely a matter of memorizing and mentally tracking the vast number of “parts” that make a story run. Honestly, this alone is sometimes the hardest part of the entire job. There’s a lot to remember—which is why, today, we’re going to look at the second...
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The Book Under Her Bed

Lorrie Bodger on Writers & Writing

Latest Post: November 11, 2017
Memorial Service for Lorrie

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Join with Friends and Family to celebrate and remember Lorraine Javna Bodger Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:30 PM The New York Society Library 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue) Commemorating Lorrie’s love of all things Mexican, we are building an Ofrenda (Mexican altar in honor of...
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