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    From Authors to Authors: On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write

From Authors to Authors: On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write

Hello all and happy Saturday! Our guest for today’s From Authors to Authors post is author Alex Jane who is talking about story arcs. Let’s read the post and see what we can learn from it. On Story Arcs or How Watching Too Much TV Helps Me Write I know nothing

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    How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

How to Avoid Writing Slumps – Practical Tips for Authors

Are you staring at your computer screen and can’t bring yourself to type one single word? If you’re in a writing slump or have a serious case of the writer’s block, you’re in safe hands. There are dozens of articles covering tips and tricks on how to get out of

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    From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

From Authors to Authors: Who’s Singing Your Song? Point of View in Writing

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post in our From Authors to Authors series. Anna Butler is back with a piece on point of view in writing. Stay tuned for this week’s amazing post highlighting the ins and outs of POV. Point of View in Writing – Who’s Singing Your Song?

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    Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Authors spend a lot of time feeding themselves with whatever triggers them to be inspired, in a quest to get an idea for their next book. It’s a constant effort of reading, watching things, finding inspiring places, making sure all your quirks are met, and so on. When all this

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    From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

From Authors to Authors: Writing Wrong Turns and Runaway Characters

Welcome all to a new installment of our From authors to authors series. Today, Layla Dorine will talk to us about writing wrong turns and runaway characters. Enjoy! I’d like to think we’ve all had those moments when a character takes over and everything you thought you knew about the plot

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    Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

I started 2017 writing. Literally. I woke up on January 1st, tired from the New Year’s Eve party, opened my work in progress file and typed some words. It wasn’t much. 142 words for my Sky and Storm story. But it was the first day in months where I’d written,

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    From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

From Authors to Author: Five Publishing Contracts Red Flags

Publishing contracts are a huge subject, so in this post, I will only skim the surface and share a few things that I have discovered through my personal experience that show bad practice by a publisher.  I am not a lawyer.  What publishing contracts red flags and knowledge I share here

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    From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

From Authors to Authors: Book Reviews & How to Deal With That Stinker!

Hello, everyone, nice to see you again! I’m kicking off a new series on the blog aimed at helping authors, the new or the still shy or undecided. And who better to give advice to writers than other authors who’ve gone through it? Debuting this series, today’s guest is Anna Butler

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    Author Toolkit – Setting Goals to Stay on Top of Your Writing Career

Author Toolkit – Setting Goals to Stay on Top of Your Writing Career

If you’re an author who wants their writing to become their career, not just a side-job or a hobby, then you need a plan to achieve it. Planning your releases, your marketing, and your writing are all important steps to help grow your career. Of course, how a writer’s career

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    Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Research & Ideas for Authors: Three Things I Watch for Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration is something authors always need more of. The muses are fickle by nature and we do our best to chase them down and squeeze the inspiration and ideas out of them. My Writing Inspiration We all have different writing processes, and inspiration comes from the most unusual sources.

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