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Take Five: Sarah Penner and The Lost ApothecaryPlease join us as we celebrate the March 2nd release of The Lost Apothecary, written by our very own Sarah Penner.

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Use the Cow-Farts Method to Find a Lucrative Writing NicheEver wonder how to find a lucrative writing niche to move up, earn more and be a successful freelancer?

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: ClimbCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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Focus on Short FictionThere are many bad reasons to focus on short fiction and one really good one...

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Teacher and StudentSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

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What Is Alt Text and Why Does It Matter for SEO?What is alt text and how can it help you rank higher on Google? Use this 101 guide to write effective alt text descriptions.

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My 2021 Writing and Publishing Plans!BLM petitions, donations, and resources : / Resource Guide: in the World : SHORT FICTION I Will Never Tell You This - The Puritan: - Minola Review: - The Fiddlehead : - PRISM international : - video reading: and Jane in the Garden of Eden - The Puritan: Me Under Till I See the Light - The New Quarterly: Animal - Room: WRITING TIPS: VLOGS: CHATS...

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RIP Lawrence FerlinghettiThis week! Books! Just want to say a quick thing that while the horizon seems to be brightening as many people receive vaccines, its also still a deeply strange and stressful time because were still in it and a lot of people are still struggling.

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Major Announcement!Watch on Youtube: on Spotify.

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Comprehensive Copywriting Academy Review: How to Become a Successful CopywriterIf you're interested in becoming a copywriter, Comprehensive Copywriting Academy will teach you everything you need to know to succeed.

The Write Life Shared .

Why Character Motivation MattersMotivation is what makes your character the person they are. Laurie Schnebly Campbell shows the difference between goals and motivation and how to make readers fall in love with your character.

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Can you make a living as a writer?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

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Ep. 225: What Do You Actually MEAN When You Say to Write Fast and Badly?In this episode, Rachael Herron answers questions from her Patreon supporters. What does a crappy draft actually look like, for real?

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The AI-Augmented Author. Writing With GPT-3 With Paul BellowHow can authors use AI writing tools like GPT-3? What's the best way to prompt the models to output usable text?

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SPS-267: The Magic Formula to Going IndieAuthor John Gaspard on the trick to successfully switching from trad to indie. with his magic-themed thrillers.

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What Should Authors Blog About? Content Strategy for AuthorsAs a part of my author platform series, we've talked about.

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7 Best AI-Powered Tools for EntrepreneursSeven AI tools for entrepreneurs that can help you automate most parts of your business operations.

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Cherie Jones, author of 'How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House'Cherie Jones is a busy lady. She is a full time lawyer, a single mother of 4 children, is currently finishing a PhD, and has found the time to publish her first novel, 'How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House'.

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Make details vivid in a query letterIf you'd like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this.

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How the Rising Action Works in a Story: Definition and Examples of This Dramatic Structure ElementIn this article, I’m going to talk about the literary term rising action: what it is, how it works in a story, how it’s been treated by scholars who study story structure throughout history, and finally how you can use it to write a great story.

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Amanda Cherry: Five Things I Learned Writing The Dragon Stone ConspiracyWhen the Fäe go to war with a Nazi cult, one woman will protect humanity's future.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

The Ideal Manuscript Format: 10 Tips Your Editor Wants You To KnowYou've written a book, and now you need to figure out the manuscript format. Do yourself a favor and follow this advice.

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EBook Deals February 2599cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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How To Create Writing Samples With No ExperienceIf you want to start writing for money with no experience, this is for you.

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Hope Springs Eternal: Hang on, Writers. We're Almost There.I stepped outside this morning and heard birdsong, smelled melting snow on the air, and noticed the sun felt slightly warmer.

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Why Should You Join a Writing Community?Writing is hard, but it can be easier if youre not doing it alone. Eileen Cook is here to share 5 reasons why you should join a group.

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The figurative language of John le CarreI like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about similes and metaphors from John le CarrÃ&.

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What Are YOUR Writing Influences? Here's 14 Of MineAll writers have influences on their work... B2W's Lucy V shares hers when writing her latest novel, THE COVEN.

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The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit UnlockedHow to write a mystery whodunit, from required characters to using a story framework to create the puzzle.

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At home with Kirli SaundersKirli created Poetry in First Languages, delivered by Red Room Poetry. Her debut picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and CBCA notables.

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How Can I Tell if My Book is Boring?Audible US: UK: FR: DE: OUT THE SAVIOR'S SISTER AMAZON: : Books: : Play Indigo Book depository:.

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Building a TV Series Episode 5: Ending WellWatch on Youtube: on Spotify: Struggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

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Writing Discipline: Why Talent Isn't Enough to Be a WriterYou don't need talent to become a successful writer. You need to maintain the right daily writing discipline.

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Which "Found" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

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Glorious Calculators, Clubhouse for Authors, and CopywritingWelcome to another week of SMBS! Claire tells us about a 5-Star Power Endings Masterclass that she is holding next month.

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How To Write About Horses with Gillian Bronte AdamsGillian Bronte Adams is the horse-riding, wander-loving epic fantasy author of THE SONGKEEPER CHRONICLES and a YA trilogy coming 2021, rarely found without coffee in hand and rumored to pack books before clothes when she hits the road.

Go Teen Writers Shared .

Learning to Say No Thanks: Standing up for Your Creative VisionIf you’ve taken a writing class before, you’re probably familiar with the stereotypical “nightmare” student.

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Are You a Whole-Hearted Writer?Tasha Seegmiller taps the wisdom of Brené Brown to show how creatives can manage the challenges that plague us the most, from bad reviews to critiques to beta readers who urge us doubt, stall, or quit.

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Writers: How Has the Pandemic Affected You?How are you coping with the lockdowns, loss of freedom, and stress caused by COVID-19?

Kathy Steinemann Shared .

What does the word "fossicking" mean?Increase your vocabulary and you’ll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week.

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5 Ways to Start a Story: Choosing a Bold BeginningRead examples of ways to start a story, including examples of how to start a story with bold-voiced narrators, purposeful prologues and more.

Now Novel Shared .

Book Marketing On Podcasts: How To Be A Great Podcast GuestPodcast interviews sell books — but only if you're a great guest. Here are some tips on how to make your podcast interview a fantastic experience for you, the host, and the listeners.

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Business Writing: 14 E-Commerce Markets That Pay FreelancersLooking for business writing gigs in the e-commerce niche? Check out these 14 markets that hire freelance writers, and start pitching.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Can I Use Song Lyrics in My Book?It's oh-so-tempting to use them in your novel, isn't it? Or your memoir. Songs can be so evocative& they can express that exact right feeling in the exact right way.

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The Biggest Differences Between British and American EnglishHere are the four key areas of difference between British English and American English.

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Free Webinar: Marketing Your Writing Business on Social MediaJoin us for a live webinar all about creating an author social media strategy.

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8 Key Steps to Binge-Worthy YA FantasyFantasy author Stephanie BwaBwa shares 8 top tips to make sure your readers can't put your YA fantasy novel down.

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Highs and lows + a reading slumpThe Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown: Woman Missing by Mary Kubica: Lost Village by Camilla Sten: The Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain: Magic Words by Cheryl Klein: Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson: Last Holiday by Susi Holliday: The Ivies from your favorite book retailer!

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What is a Preface?Sometimes, it’s important to refresh your knowledge of the basic parts of a book. It might not be glamorous or exciting, but it’s an essential part of making sure your book contains everything a reader expects.

The Book Designer Shared .

The Future Will Be Monthly: Subscription Models for AuthorsSubscriptions are hot right now - but how can an author get in on the action?

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How to Find Anything in Scrivener 3Scrivener excels at helping you visualize your story’s structure, and at keeping your manuscript and supporting materials organized.

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It's Almost Tax Time: 5 Financial Tips for Freelance WritersFret not, frantic freelancer! Yes, tax time will require some additional hustle, but getting your ducks in a row at the beginning of the year can set you up for smooth sailing.

The Write Life Shared .

Critiques 4 U!Happy February, everyone! Angela and I are hard at work doing all the things, as Im sure you all are, too.

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Pubcoach top 10 February 2021Reading time: Just over 4 minutes. Here are my 10 favourite articles or posts from last month, focusing on the most useful, helpful and healthful pieces for writers.

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Clare BeamsOVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. Episode 149 with debut novelist, Clare Beams, talking about her book 'The Illness Lesson', her research process, how she learned...

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Online Writing Jobs: The Inside Scoop on 17 Freelance Writing Job BoardsTrying to find more writing work? These freelance writing job boards are actually worth visiting and can help you make more money.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

How To Write The Death SceneWe've written about which characters should die and when to kill them in your stories.

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Great Books on WritingFrom Le Guin to King, many writers have weighed in on writing itself. Here are ten fantastic books that will help make your work even better.

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Free Webinar: How to Use Your Author WebsiteFind out how to create an author website that works for you in this free webinar.

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WRITER 387: Meet Gary Lonesborough, author of 'The Boy from the Mish'.Discover the fab writers behind 'Lighthouse', an anthology of short stories. There's a new writers' festival happening on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

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Describe characters and settings when they're first introducedAn extremely common writing foible I see when Im editing novels reads like this& Hey!

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Where to Find Free Audiobooks in 2021Free audiobooks are an incredible resource for book lovers of every type. More and more people are discovering the joy of listening to an audiobook during their workout or commute with each passing y.

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3 Fundamental Lessons Fanfiction Taught Me and 5 Fanfiction Prompts You Can TryAnyone can write anything and put it out there for people to read, and for this reason, there’s often a misconception that this style of writing, so widely produced and poorly regulated, also suffers in quality and contributes little to the literary world.

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When to Use a Semicolon: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Semicolon UseThe elusive semicolon - it can be confusing! In this guide, we'll tell you when to use a semicolon.

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Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Spring 2021Welcome to another writing contest roundup. How are your 2021 goals and resolutions? I recently crossed over 500 rejections and started the year strong with four publications—a young arson story in Down and Out: The Magazine, a pair of contrasting flash fiction pieces in MacQueen’s Quinterly, and a quiet flash about balconies in the...

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S3 E14: Kosoko Jackson &…That's WeirdClaribel and Kat discuss joining TikTok. Then they interview Kosoko Jackson about his debut sci-fi romance YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, how to push a trope to new limits, and writing in Adult romance after writing primarily in YA.

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Criticism versus CritiqueNo creative soul likes receiving negative feedback on their work—no matter what we might tell you, beloved crit partners, beta readers, editors, agents.

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How to be a writer with young kidsThis is my weekly installment of "writing about writing," in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers.

Publication Coach Shared .

7 Writing Lessons From Bingeing OUTLANDEROUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon and its TV series on Amazon Prime is a masterclass in adaptation.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

Writing Tips: How To Structure And Write A Series With Sara RosettWhy is a series the not-so-secret weapon for making a decent living with your writing?

The Creative Penn Shared .

How to Write a Scene: Nailing Purpose and StructureLearn how to begin and end scenes and how to organize scenes and sequels.

Now Novel Shared .

5 Ways To Write About Real People In MemoirsAre you worried about including people close to you in your story?

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What Is a Plot Hole?Recognize plot holes in your manuscript and learn how to fix them.

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16.8: Smart PromotionYour Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard Let's talk about how promote yourself and your work, and how to do it well.

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Ep. 536: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Hero ArcThe Hero Arc is the story of the conquering champion - the ingenuous but perhaps immodest youth setting out to do a great deed.

Helping Writers Become Authors Shared .

Five Common Beginning Writer Storytelling MistakesStorytelling isn't as easy as it seems. And the "rules" writers tell each other can make it harder.

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Lizzy Loomis Wins Flash Fiction Popular VoteLizzy Loomis 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.

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Sleep-Deprived Freelancer? 5 Dreamy Tips to Be a Better WriterIf you want to be a better writer, skimping on sleep won't help you get ahead.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

4 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from the COVID-19 PandemicNo one predicted the COVID-19 pandemic, so naturally, nobody was prepared. The virus put the entire world in a difficult position because everyone had to adapt to change overnight.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: FoundCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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Confessions of a Conflict-Avoidant WriterPlease welcome WU's newest contributor, Kelsey Allagood, whose powerhouse guest post-What Gandhi Taught Me About Telling Stories that Mean Something-you may recall!

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Business PartnersSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

Get Paid to Write: 27 Sites That Pay Freelancers $100+Looking for freelance writing gigs that pay decent rates? Skip Craigslist ads and low-paying content mills.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Inclusivity in Academic Writing and APA: The Singular "They"Last year, Walden University adopted the newest edition of the APA Manual, APA 7. While many rules stayed the same between APA 6 and APA 7, a few rules changed, including one that has caused excitement across the university: APA 7 officially endorses the use of "they" as a singular third-person pronoun.

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5 Ways Writing Technology Helps Bilingual WritersHere are five ways writing technology can help bilingual writers improve their writing.

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The confusing literary agent landscapeThis week! Books! There has been a lot of angst in the literary Twittersphere these past few weeks around agents, alleged bad behavior even among reputable agents, schmagents , and quite a lot of author frustration.

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Why "Gentle Writing Advice," Exactly?If you follow me on Twitter , you may have seen that I have been doing a thread over there of so-called GENTLE WRITING ADVICE.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

How To Make A BookLearning about how to make a book is an exciting process. It's time to stop dreaming, start doing, and turn your idea into something people can read and enjoy.

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Susan Mihalic: Five Things I Learned Writing Dark HorsesFifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery has only ever known two worlds: inside the riding arena, and outside of it.

Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds Shared .

The Case for KindnessA podcast is not many journalists' favorite medium. Why? You can't search it. If you know that a person has said something in a podcast but you have no time code to tell you when in the tape that comment popped up, you're left scrubbing back and forth, trying to find the quote you need.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Inciting Incident: Definition, Examples, Types, and How to Start a Story RightThe inciting incident is the moment that forces your protagonist to act and sparks a meaningful story.

The Write Practice Shared .

Kindle Unlimited FridayKindle Unlimited Fridays lists books available for free to #KindleUnlimited members. @KindleUnlimited #amreading #ebooks.

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How to become less anxious about publishingThe Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

Publication Coach Shared .

Hugs You've Got to Love!Hugs carry psychological messages. Do you have those messages on your pages? Margie Lawson demonstrates how to dig deep to add fun and depth and power to the page...

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Ep. 224: Abigail Dean on Writing DarkHow do you write dark? Like, REALLY dark? Abigail Dean tells us.. Abigail Dean works as a lawyer for Google, and before that was a bookseller.

How Do You Write Shared .

How To Sell Ebooks And Audiobooks Direct With Payhip And BookfunnelDo you want to sell ebooks and/or audiobooks direct to readers and make 80-90% royalties, as well as retaining customer data?

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SPS-266: From Fighting Fires to Writing RomanceAn ex-fire fighter turned novelist provides proof that there must be something to the adage, "Write what you know".

The Self Publishing Show Shared .

Susie Donkin, author of 'Zeus is a Dick'Susie Donkin has been a writer on the award-winning show, 'Horrible Histories', since it debuted on TV in 2009.

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How Does Story Development Work for a Script?An introduction to story development for script writers. What to expect and how to navigate the world of story development.

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I sold another YA Thriller! ! ! !Add it on Goodreads: Introduction 00:26 Selling on proposal 01:45 Book inspiration 04:38 Actual book summary 08:11 Deadlines and publication date 11:25 Finishing this book 13:40 Title and tone 16:13 The Ivies from your favorite book retailer!

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Specificity adds individualityIf you'd like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in our discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this area!

Nathan Bransford Shared .

6 Freelance Writing Templates That Make It Easier to Run Your BusinessIf you're a freelance writer, you need to start using these six types of templates.

The Write Life Shared .

How To Find A Book Using A Plot Or Vague DescriptionYou scrape your memory for something you can use in your search for a forgotten book title.

Authority Self-Publishing Shared .

EBook Deals February 18-2499cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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Sports Writing and Blogging Jobs: How to Become a Sports WriterWant to start getting freelance sports writing jobs? Discover how to get started, and find all of the best paying markets available now.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Story Resolutions: Mastering the Happy-Sad EndingVery often, its the ending of a story that sticks with us—because its our last memory of it, our most recent emotional connection.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

The figurative language of Suleika Jaouad&I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of similes from Suleika Jaouad&.

Publication Coach Shared .

9 Easy Ways to Improve Student SpellingUse these 9 practical ideas to plan a systematic approach to teaching spelling.

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10 Loved Tropes That I Hate + Tss Audiobook Is Live!Ftc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

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Which "Gator" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?All Indies Unlimited staff members, including the admins, are volunteers who work for free. If you enjoy what you read here - all for free - please share with your friends, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and if you don't know how to thank us for all this great, free content - feel free to make a donation!

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Brand Blunders, Success Stories, and Indie IncentivesThere is some great words of wisdom at the end of the show so be sure to listen till the end!

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Twenty Authors Talk About the Second Time Around Part One: The External ExperienceLike firstborn children, debut novels get a lot of attention. I’m a firstborn myself, as well as the first grandchild in a cohort of twelve, and I’ve always liked the role.

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Female Leads Through The Ages: Top 10 Must-See CharactersBang2write talks favourite female leads in movies and TV throughout history... Check out this top 10 and share yours.

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Strong v.s. Weak Plots: How To Make a Weak Plot StrongerHello! Could you please write something on what a strong v.s. weak plot looks like, and what makes a strong plot?

Go Teen Writers Shared .

What does the word 'hortatory' mean?Increase your vocabulary and you'll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week.

Publication Coach Shared .

Four of the Best Writing Exercises EVERBarbara Linn Probst shares her favorite four writing lessons, learned from stellar teachers like Donald Maass, Kathryn Craft and others.

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How to Research for a Book: 9 Ways to Prepare WellLearning how to research a book offers many ways to gain great insights and write something richly textured with factual details.

Now Novel Shared .

Content Writing for ClearVoice: 12 Success Tips From An InsiderEver wonder what it takes to land a content writing gig with ClearVoice? Here's some insider info from the company's talent success manager.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

Guest Post: 5 Common Proposal MistakesBy Kara Leonino, Tyndale House Publishers When she walked over, all the signs were there.

Rachelle Gardner Shared .

The Fiction Writer's Camera: Techniques for Bringing Dynamism to your ProseTechniques and examples for using camera shots in fiction writing to make scenes come to life.

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Internal and External Conflict: Tips for Creating Unforgettable CharactersHow do you keep readers riveted to the end? Conflict is the engine of fiction.

Jerry Jenkins Proven Writing Tips Shared .

Building a TV Series Episode 4: How to Structure a TV SeriesWatch on Youtube: on Spotify: Struggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

Tyler Mowery Shared .

How to Write a Book Using Microsoft WordIf you want to write a book, you need a word processing software that's up to the task.

The Write Practice Shared .

7 Top Writer ResourcesThese 7 sites can help you with your writing. #amwriting #indieauthor #writingtips.

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21 Fantastic Writing Fellowships for Authors, Journalists and PoetsWherever you are in your writing career, you're bound to find an option or two on this list of writing fellowships, including writing fellowships for new writers and creative writing fellowships.

The Write Life Shared .

Identifying Your ReaderOne key factor to any marketing strategy's success is knowing who your audience is, and yet, this tends to be the main ingredient many of my author clients miss from their marketing process.

Writers Helping Writers Shared .

How to be more creativeDo you ever despair that you're just not creative enough? Understand that it's not a special gift; you, too can learn to be more creative.

Publication Coach Shared .

The 5 Pillars Of Family SagasAre you writing a family saga? In this post, we define a family saga as a genre, track its popularity, and explore the five pillars of family sagas.

Writers Write Shared .

The Best Business Tools for Entrepreneurs in 2021If you're looking for ways to grow your business in 2021, look no further than these tools.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

WRITER 386: Meet Pip Drysdale, author of 'The Paris Affair'.Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit - AllisonTait.com - ValerieKhoo.com.

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Don't listen to condescending feedbackMy editing client Saranyan landed a literary agent last week and he posted a really great thread about persevering in the face of negative feedback, starting with this post: About ten years ago, an editor told him something along the lines of If you have to try to write #kidlit, then at least learn to.

Nathan Bransford Shared .

How To Write A Book In Google DocsIf you've used Google Docs for school or writing blog posts, you know it's versatile, intuitive, and free to use.

Authority Self-Publishing Shared .

Main Antagonists: How to Write Real OpponentsThe main antagonist in a story supplies obstacle and opposition, challenge and testing ground.

Now Novel Shared .

How to Start a Blog in 2021: A Simple, Step-by-Step GuideIf you're wondering, How do I start a blog? This is the guide for you!

The Write Life Shared .

Landall Proctor On the Vulnerability of Writing MemoirToday's guest is Landall Proctor, author of Headwinds, his personal story of an aborted to attempt to ride his bicycle around the perimeter of the US.

Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire Shared .

Why We Need Tragic Stories, Now More Than EverWell, I just finished another revision pass on my WIP. This one was for the final edition of a trilogy, and revising the ending has really gotten me thinking.

Writer Unboxed Shared .

ISEKAIThanks to Terrible Writing Advice you too can help spread the plague of Isekai stories that blight the anime landscape.

Terrible Writing Advice Shared .

Not making enough money, freelance writers?Are you a feelancer who is not making enough money? A blog post I identify today describes how to deal with challenging clients...

Publication Coach Shared .

Ep. 535: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Maiden ArcAs the "youngest" of the archetypal character arcs, the Maiden Arc represents the quintessential coming-of-age story.

Helping Writers Become Authors Shared .

Backstory: Dodging the Info DumpYou can't write with it. You can't write without it. So how do you sidestep the information dump and slip subtly into the middle ground?

Writers In The Storm Shared .

Top 5 Basic Story Mistakes Even Pro Writers MakeEven pro writers can make basic story mistakes, which is why revisiting writing craft is so important.

Bang 2 Write Shared .

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal With Alison JonesWhat makes a non-fiction book stand out from the crowd? What are the essential elements of a non-fiction book proposal if you want to pitch agents and/or publishers, or if you want to prepare for effective self-publishing?

The Creative Penn Shared .

EP304: DV Bishop "History Is Really Badly Structured"DV Bishop's historical thriller debut City of Vengeance vividly takes the reader to 1530s Renaissance Florence.

The Bestseller Experiment Shared .

Free Live Workshop: Outline Your MemoirDo you want to learn how to write a memoir using the power of fairy tale and myth?

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Inspiration for Crime Writers: From Lee Child to Ann CleevesHere are 20 quotes on writing from the best crime writers out there to inspire you.

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16.7: To Series, or Not to SeriesYour Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, Howard Let's look a the business considerations of whether that thing you're writing is a standalone story, or part of a series.

Writing Excuses Shared .

Why You Should Never Live with a Fictional Romantic HeroIrish humorist Tara Sparling shows why you shouldn't live with a fictional romantic hero during a pandemic.

Anne R. Allen's Blog Shared .

Sharda Mishra Wins Flash Fiction Popular VoteSharda Mishra 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.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

A Writing Conference for All Levels of WritersAre you looking for a quality conference that helps writers on all levels move closer to their publishing goals?

Writer Unboxed Shared .

Self-Publishing on Amazon: 3 Expert Ways to Sell More BooksSelf publishing on Amazon can be a great way to build your brand and reputation.

Make A Living Writing Shared .

You Need a Backup! How to Easily Preserve Your Best WorkDon't lose your important writing! How to build a backup solution that works every time.

The Pro Writing Aid Blog Shared .

Shawn Smucker and Maile Silva on creative legacy, rejections, and being faithful to the workOn this episode of the podcast, I hosted two novelists: Shawn Smucker and his wife, Maile Silva, for a literary discussion.

Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach Shared .

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: GatorCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

Indies Unlimited Shared .

Desmond's Drops: February EditionPlease welcome new Writer Unboxed contributor Desmond Hall to Writer Unboxed today! Desmond pitched a idea to us that we just loved, and we think you will, too.

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: ExesSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

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Positive Mindsets for WritersThere are points in every writer's career where we can turn back. Here are the reasons not to.

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105 Character Quirks And Habits To Use In Your WritingDescribing a person as "quirky" is often a compliment, but not always. If you have any quirks that make you stand out in some way, you know what I mean.

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Writing Locations as CharactersLike people, locations can have certain traits that bring out their personalities and influence the way our characters interact with them.

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How can you make your content unique?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question?

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The Unique Structure of the Love StoryGiven that Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, I thought I would post something I use in my Litreactor classes concerning how to stage the conflict in a love story.

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The Artist In The Machine: The World Of AI-Powered Creativity With Arthur I. MillerCan artificial intelligence augment our human creativity? Will AI ever be able to create art on its own and would we even be able to appreciate it?

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SPS-265: How to Make a Living Writing Book Club FictionBestselling author Boo Walker on writing upmarket fiction and being published by Amazon imprint, Lake Union Publishing.

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80 Wordy Expressions and What You Could Use InsteadGrammarCheck's latest infographic, “80 Empty Expressions and What to Use Instead, ” shows you how to overhaul fussy-sounding writing.

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Thriller writer talks about frantically thrashing out the words, paying justice to characters, and writing in the wilderness.Will Dean appears to have a glorious writing life. Hidden away in the Swedish wilderness, in a house that he built, he dreams up stories and thrashes them out in a few weeks.

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20 Fantasy Prompts to Get You Started WritingLooking for inspiration as a fantasy writer?

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The Top 7 Business Books You Need To Read In 2021As a six-figure business owner, I can tell you these are THE TOP 7 BUSINESS BOOKS you must* read in 2021 - especially as a beginner!

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Building a TV Series Episode 3: Character ArcsWatch on Youtube: on Spotify: Struggling to finish your screenplay? Click the link to watch a training video that will show you how to write 5, 10, even 15 pages a day consistently.

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Freelancer Invoicing: Everything You Need to Know to Get PaidHave problems getting your invoices paid on time? These freelancer invoicing tips will help you get paid and make life easier.

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Book Writing SoftwareThere's a wealth of book writing software out there to help you finish your book.

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EBook Deals February 11-1799cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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The Power of DeclarationDrafting a novel requires thousands upon thousands of decisions—but they must be made. Uncertain prose has a way of drilling holes in the boat meant to convey your story, leaving you with a leaky mess that refuses to go anywhere.

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5 Tips for Writing Stellar Romantic SubplotsDoes your story contain a romantic subplot? They can be tricky to write well while not allowing them to take over the main plot line.

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Grammar Tips To Make You Sound Smarter14 grammar tips for clear writing to make your writing sound smart.

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Earn a Free ProWritingAid Premium LicenseYou can now extend your ProWritingAid Premium License for a whole year or even a lifetime completely free with our new referral system.

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10 Tips for Writing INTIMACYThe first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership.

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Cover Reveal: Dust and Grim!What's this? Why, it's just the cover to my new book, Dust and Grim, out October 5th.

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Platform Power, Rumor Mills, and Building SupportWe have a great show in store for you this week. Claire is holding a Enneagram and Character Motivations Masterclass and you have a chance to win a free ticket on her Instagram page.

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How Work Paves the Way For PlaySome are very practical about it. They write because it is their job. They write because if they don't they won't get paid.

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10 Self-Editing TipsPick up a book. In your hand you hold the story that became, not the story as it began.

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Who Are We Now?I started a new novel recently and found, even without expecting it, that the pandemic was part of my new story, so inextricably woven into the fabric of my life now that I can’t create a fictional world in which it doesn’t exist, or never happened.

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Writers: Do You Know the Best Ways to Share Links?Too many writers don't know how to share links without extraneous characters. Read on for guidance.

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What does the word 'mullein' mean?Increase your vocabulary and you'll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week.

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Virtual Meetings Make You Look Hideous? 5 Easy Glamour TipsEver wonder how to look better in virtual meetings with freelance writing prospects and clients?

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Why Would Someone Want to Read Your Book?You probably know why you're writing your book. But do you have a good handle on what would make someone want to read it?

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Get Paid to Write Poetry: 14 Poetry Jobs Markets for FreelancersIt might be hard, but you can find poetry jobs that will pay for publishing your prose.

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5 Reasons to Say "No" to Writing WorkEven if you are desperate for work, there are times when you need to turn down a project.

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Write and Sell Personal Finance Articles: 21 Outlets to Pitch NowFinancially savvy? Write for one of these outlets that pays freelance writers to write personal finance articles.

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Opening Scenes: 3 Critical ElementsOne of the most common questions I get as an editor is, "Am I starting my novel in the right place?"

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12 Hit Movies That Took Ages From Idea To ScreenIf your screenplay idea is taking ages to get to production, read part 2 of this article about classic movies that were ages in the making.

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The Ultimate Guide to Self-Employed Health Insurance for FreelancersAs a freelance writer, you don't have an employer who offers you health insurance. That can be a frightening proposition, but not to worry - there are numerous great self-employed health insurance options for freelancers!

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How to Land White Paper Writing Jobs with Huge PayWhite paper writing jobs can be very lucrative for freelancers, paying thousands per gig. Find out how to start earning in this niche.

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The 4 Pillars Of Literary FictionAre you writing literary fiction? In this post, we look at how the four pillars of literary fiction can improve your story.

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YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't OverdoneLet's take a look at four "overused" YA fantasy tropes and why they're not so bad after all.

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My Birthday Bookish Unboxing!Ftc: sometimes I use affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission per sale.

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WRITER 385: Meet Felicity Lewis, national explainer editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age'Discover short story competitions to enter in 2021 and how to take a good author photo.

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Story Setting Ideas: 7 Tips to Immerse ReadersStory setting ideas drawn from Pulitzer-winning novels and great stories show us how to describe time and place in full, vivid colour.

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19 of the Best YouTube Channels for WritersBet you never thought of YouTube as a place for writing advice!

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Writing For Money: How To Make Your First $1,000 Fast!If you want to start writing for money with no experience, this is for you.

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Mark A Morris Wins Flash Fiction Challenge Popular VoteA hearty congrats to the winner of this week's Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

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Ep. 534: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 1: A New SeriesFor a writer, one of the most exciting explorations of archetype can be found within specific archetypal character arcs - or journeys.

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A Startling Remedy for Jealousy of Other WritersTodays guest post is by Noelle Sterne. When other writers proudly announce their latest coup, my reflex of jealousy rises up.

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Playing The Long Game: 12 Movies Writers Can Learn FromScreenwriters are often advised to 'play the long game'. Part 1 of a 2 part article of favourite and classic movies that took ages to get made.

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Value Your Books For The Long Term With David FarlandYou are not writing one book. You are creating an intellectual property asset that can make you money for the rest of your life and 50-70 years after you die.

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EP031: Archive RerunIn this week's episode from the BXP Archives... Julie Cohen is the author of over twenty novels, including the Richard and Judy bestseller Dear Thing.

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6 Steps to Hiring a Good EditorEditing is what will ultimately determine your success as an author both now and in the future.

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Editing Bundle: The Write Practice Pro and ProWritingAidFind out how to get a ProWritingAid subscription AND a Write Practice Pro subscription together for $79.

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16.6: Building Your BrandYour Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard Branding, in marketing terms for writers, is the process of establishing a recognizable identity-a brand - for you and your works in the marketplace of readers, and people who buy things for readers.

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Is Your Novel Ready to Publish? 12 Signs You're Still Learning to WriteLockdown gave you the time to finally write that novel. Should you publish it now?

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Mr. Pish's Print Book PartyGot a print book available for fifteen bucks or less? List it here! #PrintBookBargains #GiftIdeas.

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Earn Money Writing: 4 Big Lessons from a $126K+ FreelancerNo, not pocket change or beer-fund cash. If you want to be a six-figure freelance writer, here's 4 big lessons.

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Social Media for AuthorsSocial media is often a dreaded piece of the author platform. There are so many different places to be and to post...

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The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman's Writing JourneyWho is inaugural poet Amanda Gorman? Join us as we follow her writing journey.

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: TreesCan you write a story in 250 words? #flashfiction #amwriting #contest #writingprompt.

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The Hack's Guide to Rewarding YourselfWarning: 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.

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: SiblingsSuccessful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so its important to craft them carefully.

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The Top 10 Writing Posts From January 2021In this post, we share the top 10 writing posts from January 2021.

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School Writing Technology Tools for Dyslexic StudentsLooking for new technology to support students with dyslexia in your class? Check out these eight great tools.

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WRITER 384: Tania Blanchard's 'Letters from Berlin'This 'inbetweenisode' is part of our Story Sessions series featuring 'Letters from Berlin' by Tania Blanchard.

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Answering Your Questions about The Ivies!I'm answering your questions about my YA Thriller The Ivies and doing an eARC giveaway!

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Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO of AmazonThis week! Books! Upstart online bookseller Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon, ceding the spot to Andy Jessy, who led Amazon Web Services.

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Exposition: Literary Definition and Examples of How to Use Exposition in Your StoriesHow do you start a story? That's the question we'll answer with this breakdown of the exposition literary definition and examples for your stories.

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Congratulations, Dear Writer. YOU Are a Badass.How do you keep going when you want to give up? Here are the main 4 reasons why I think you are badass.

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Writing RealEverything we write whether it’s literary fiction, memoir, or science fiction, comes from the influence of our own lives.

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Struggling with advice from an editor?The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing.

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Ep. 222: Lisa Gardner on How To Keep Moving Forward With Your StoryExplore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book?

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Comedian and writer talks about how stand-up comedy made writing easier, about jokes getting in the way of the story, and why he annoys his charactersCaimh McDonnell used to be a stand-up comedian, gigging all over the country and writing for television.

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Weave themes into the plot descriptionIf you'd like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this.

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EBook Deals February 4-1099cent and #FreeKindlebooks deals today on Thrifty Thursday! Post 'em or download 'em. Enjoy 'em!

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Peak Performance Every Day: Interview with Eric PartakerOn The Portfolio Life this week, I'm chatting with Peak Performance Expert, Eric Partaker. Eric helps entrepreneurs become better leaders using behavioral science and techniques from the worlds of elite sports and the military, where peak performance is key.

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The Favorite Writer I Never Knew I HadTrue story: When I was seven or eight years old, I found my calling. I was inspired to become a drummer by Micky Dolenz, the drummer for The Monkees.

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The figurative language of Francis Spufford&I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of similes and metaphors from Francis Spufford&.

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