Just like the phoenix rises from the ashes, sometimes ruthlessly throwing away drafts is the best thing you can do in your quest to become a writer.

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For me, it’s way too intimidating to just start crafting a book with the first word of the first sentence, so I've learned how to release the valve to set my ideas and words free. Here are five ways I start writing a book to warm up, ease into it, and do some crucial background work so my story will truly come to life.

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Sometimes the solution to a problem requires you to stop and think. As an author, sometimes you need to step away from the keyboard to improve your writing and get your book finished.

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Want to be certain your writing career never leaves the ground? These 23 tips will help you stave off success and fail as a writer!

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Everything you need to achieve self-publishing success is contained in these seven books. So put down your pen and get readin’!

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Sometimes, what makes for great stories – or viral videos – is a simple thread of "and then" questions being raised, answered, and raised again. Here's a lesson in storytelling from a hungry dog.

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This storyteller finds six cracks in the new Jungle Book that mar the narrative in this visually enchanting movie, providing a lesson in how to construct a story by ensuring your characters' motivations and choices are consistent and believable.

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