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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Uncertainty in Writing

by Jenny Hansen

Tony Robbins Quote on Uncertainty

Most writers I know tell me the absolute hardest part of this crazy life we've chosen is the uncertainty. Publishers come and go. Ditto with agents, editors, and distribution partners. The writing day can be agony or ecstasy, depending on your mood, your muse, your health, or your Wi-Fi.… Read the post

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Warning: Author’s Risks May Lead to Fresh Adventures

by Kris Maze

When writers take risks, it's a chance to infuse fresh energy into their craft. Whether it's experimenting with new writing methods or exploring innovative ways to connect with readers, embracing change can invigorate your work.

Nearly a decade ago, I made a deliberate choice to pursue my dream of becoming a published author by taking risks.… Read the post

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A Big Picture Solution to "The Writing Bottleneck"

by Jenny Hansen

Break thru your writing bottleneck! Shows bullet breaking bottle

Every writer gets stalled, frustrated, and just plain stuck sometimes. Sometimes it's life, sometimes it's illness, and sometimes it's the story. I’ve been dealing with cancer since last November. Talk about a writing bottleneck! Nothing kills the writing mojo like chemo, amiright?… Read the post

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The Rules of the Story You Write

by Lynette M. Burrows

Image is of glowing lights in green and pink and purple and dark grass-like fronds surrounding an open book, it's pages about to turn.

When you ask a writer what they do, the answer is often “I write” or “I write stories.” But that’s not entirely true. Writers create and solve problems, we create characters, a time, a place, a mood, and more.… Read the post

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4 Tips For Memorable Characters From Jack Sparrow

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Color illustration of a portrait of the character Jack Sparrow as played by Johnny Depp.

Captain Jack Sparrow, love him or hate him, most people FEEL something for the irascible pirate. What is it about Captain Jack that makes him so memorable? Anti-hero. Failed pirate. I mean, I find Jack hilarious, but would I necessarily want him in my life….… Read the post

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