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Reddit Books AMA With Yours Truly I’m over at Reddit Books today — pop over now, ask some questions. I’ll swing by shortly, and A all your Qs. We can talk about Wanderers, or pandemic self-care, or Animal Cr…

7 Day Creative Writing Challenge How do you kickstart a habit, though? Well, one way is to focus on it for a short period of time, like seven days; get a group together, like this community; and make building the habit a fun challenge! So that's what we're going to do! I'm really excited to announce our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge, which we're beginning next week!

How to Find a Poetry Editor in 5 Essential Steps Need someone to edit your poetry? First you need to know how to find a poetry editor! Luckily, this post will take you through it in 5 simple steps.

How are you? Check in, WU Community. Everything can change in an instant. Most of us are living examples of that right now, as COVID-19 ravages the world and its people. So while I had another post planned for today-one about the essentiality of story at a time like this-I want to do something more personal.

Writing During Tough Times: What You Need to Know to Keep the Words Flowing Writing can be a challenge, and that's when life's going well. Getting those words to flow, for our characters to show up and play nice, drumming up the motivation to market our books takes passion and perseverance, day after day after day.

Stop trying to be productive during the pandemic Reading time: Just over 4 minutes. Has your productivity taken a nose-dive during the pandemic? Mine sure has! Here's why we should all STOP trying to be productive during the pandemic… Before you read today's post, can I ask you to take 30 seconds to complete a one-question survey?

5 Screenwriting Techniques To Write A Better Novel Use these 5 screenwriting techniques to write a better novel. These proven screenwriting tips can make your novel come alive visually and help you avoid exposition and information dumping. In other words, Show, Don't Tell. Showtime! We can all agree that movies are, at the heart of it, stories that are told in pictures.

Plot hole pitfalls: 7 tips to avoid and fix So how do you avoid and fix plot holes? You may be sick of the 'plotter vs pantser' debate. Whether it is better to outline your story in full, or write 'by the seat of your pants', not knowing in advance where your pen/keyboard will lead.

Polishing Your Prose: Tips for Self-Editing Help your freelance writing land better with editors and increase your chances of getting published with these 11 proven tips for self-editing. So you wrote your article or essay and feel ready to click send. Not so fast. Once you have written a piece, it's important to edit yourself and revise.

33 Poetry Publishers Who Can Publish Your Poetry Book How To Become A Publisher. How To Publish A Book On Amazon In 2020. Have you found your poetry publishers? Now that you've looked over these poetry publishers, I hope they've given you some hope of finding the right publisher for your poetry. You've put a lot of your creative energy and time into your work.

There will be a time after this one It's a ridiculously hard time to write. No one is feeling productive. Many people have been plunged into financial uncertainty and feel vulnerable to a virus that's an invisible menace. Some people have even started wondering: what's the point of writing?

APA 7 Update for Doctoral Students Are you a Walden doctoral student? Learn more about APA 7 transition resources available for you, including a new webinar in May.

Instagram Templates for Writers Feel free to use these Instagram templates in your posts and stories. Tag @fromladywriters in the photo if you want me to see! If you want to know when I release new templates, please follow my Instagram account.

Climax of a Story: Definition, Examples, and Writing Tips The climax in a story is the point, usually near the end of the third act, where the value of the story is tested to its highest degree. As such, it is also the moment in a story with the greatest amount of drama, action, and movement. All stories move.

How to Revise an Essay and Make It Better Than Ever Don't make the mistake of not revising an essay. Learn how to revise an essay with these 6 tips for mastering the revision process to write a killer essay.

A Creative Way to Handle Rejections - Writers In The Storm When I became serious about finishing my memoir, I also became serious about writing and submitting essays for publication as a means to build my credentials. My rational brain understood that competition was tough. My irrational heart did a poor job of managing its expectations.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves Success in publishing is always at least partly a matter of luck. The writing itself, we can largely control: our minds gin up the premise, our will drives the process, our hands type the sentences. Beyond that, all sorts of things can affect the success of a book.

Flow Chart - How To Write A Diverse Character This is why so many Bang2writers say they would LOVE to write more diverse stories and characters BUT… Well, start here with the B2W flow chart… And to avoid 'getting it wrong', pay close attentions to what it asks of you as a writer. Emotional truth is the first stop on the B2W flow chart.

What do you put in your mind? This is my weekly installment of "writing about writing," in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I address the question, 'what do you put in your mind?' Do you know the expression, 'garbage in, garbage out'?

Incidental Characters That Make Your Novel Zing However, I will venture to say that sometimes it's the incidental characters that add that special ingredient that makes a novel terrific and stand high above the mounds of other good novels.

Do This Not That: Book Promotion During a Pandemic How should authors promote themselves and their books during this time of crisis? How do we sell and market our work during a pandemic?

How to Write a Query Letter in 7 Steps I have also won several short fiction contests hosted by the SFWA, and recently compiled those works into an anthology entitled The Fall of Dawn, which I self-published under the pseudonym Jocelyn Rice. Mr.

How To Sell Your Books In Bulk And Make More Money As An Author With David Chilton What do you really care about? Rankings on Amazon or money in your bank account? In this interview, David Chilton shares how you can sell books in bulk to companies resulting in a big pay-day - but no 'bestseller' tag.

Bill Engleson Wins Flash Fiction Challenge Bill Engleson is the Readers' Choice in this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. Without further ado, here's the winning story:. Exileby Bill Engleson.

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