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Tag: Tiffany Yates-Martin

Reclaiming the Creative Spark in Troubled Times

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about mental states—especially for writers. 

I don’t just mean in the current divisive, angry atmosphere that seems to have taken over so much of our world events, politics, even snarky neighbor exchanges on NextDoor—although that’s certainly corrosive and omnipresent enough.… Read the post

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Getting Unstuck and Avoiding Writer's Block

by Tiffany Yates-Martin

You know that feeling—like you were coasting along on a greased golden road through your first draft (or second…or twelfth), and suddenly you come to a bone-jarring halt, like Wile. E. Coyote sent an avalanche right smack into your creative pathway.… Read the post

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NaNoWriMo Was the Easy Part: How to See Your Story Across the Finish Line

by Tiffany Yates Martin

Author Liz Fenton—half of the writing team, with Lisa Steinke, behind bestselling novels like The Good Widow—recently told me about her fitness regimen at Orange Theory.

“I hate working out!” she said. She dreads it every time she goes, and doesn’t enjoy it while she’s there.… Read the post

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You Are Your Golden Ticket

Tiffany Yates Martin

I had a blog post all queued up for this week, but I’m on a plane back from the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ annual Colorado Gold conference and can’t stop thinking about the weekend and what it made me realize about this business—and the authors who are the soul of it.… Read the post

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The Efficient Author’s Cheat Sheet for Creating Suspense and Tension

Tiffany Yates Martin

The Efficient Author’s Cheat Sheet for Creating Suspense and Tension:
Questions that Keep Readers Hooked

Even if you aren’t a fan of the Marvel universe (and I have to confess that I am), you may have heard some of the uproar over the latest Avengers movie.… Read the post

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