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When Is Your Story Done?

by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

When have you arrived at the end of your story - exhibited by words on a typewriter.

How can you tell when it’s time to stop editing your work and start sending it out?

We’ve all been through that question. Sometimes every few days, sometimes every few books. But for just about any writer, there are times when it’s hard to know WHEN the work is ready to go.… Read the post

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Guess Who’s in the Driver’s Seat of Your Creativity?

by Holly Lasky

Photo of a young man in front of his laptop computer.

The path to understanding and having creative flow is about knowing the origin of and what to do when you don’t have creative flow. Guess who's in the driver's seat of your creativity?

What do you do when you’re blocked, staring at an empty page waiting to be filled with your brilliance and genius and are coming up with……nothing?… Read the post

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4 Essential Elements You Need to Create a Workable Novel

by Sandy Vaile

Image of faceless white-clay.figure sitting on the floor surrounded by large, red 3d question marks, The character has its elbows on its knees, one hand covering its face because it doesn't know the four essential elements you need to create a workable novel.

Every second person I speak to believes they’ve “got a novel in them”. It’s getting it out and onto the page that’s the tricky part! Only about 3% of people who actually start writing a book, will ever finish it.… Read the post

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Writers: Pantser, Plotter … Roadster?

By William F. Wu

I have known a lot of professional, much-published writers over the years and the pantser/plotter descriptions fit everybody to some degree. The pantser, of course, writes with minimal advance plotting by the seat of the proverbial pants and the plotter prefers to have a detailed outline while writing.… Read the post

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Share Your Work on Podcasts (and Get Asked Back)

by J. Alexander Greenwood

Image is of a young woman in a purple dress speaking expressively into a microphone sharing her work on podcasts.

Self-promotion is one of the most challenging aspects of being a writer. As a writer and public relations consultant, I know it’s tough to get booked on TV, radio, or elsewhere to talk about books. But there is good news: podcasts about writing and books are abundant, and if you find the good ones, you can earn new readers.… Read the post

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