Good Writing Habits

Insights, advice and articles on the importance of good book writing habits.

Time Management: Write From Home

5 Time Management Tips for Writers Who Work From Home

Time management is a struggle for anyone who works from home - especially writers. Last-minute deadlines, procrastination, and old-fashioned writer's block are challenges that even the most productive of us face. It's a tough beast to wrangle, but if you can manage your time effectively and treat your schedule as if handed down from a superior, the speed and quality of your work are going to improve markedly. While it's never easy to be your own boss - much less a good one - that doesn't mean you're not up to the task.
make your own MFA

Make Your Own MFA in Creative Writing: How to Build a DIY Curriculum

Is it possible to make your own MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing? Probably not, but we outline a plan that will make you a better writer if you stick with it long enough.
copyright for co-authors

Copyright for Co-Authors, Ghost-Writers, and Illustrators: How to Avoid an Ownership Dispute

Copyright for co-authors: If two authors work together, they are joint owners in the copyright, unless the writing was separated in a discernible way.
Your book needs editing

Your Book Needs Editing, and Here’s Why…

Your manuscript isn't perfect, but don't feel ashamed. Every writer needs an editor. Here are 3 reasons why your book will benefit from professional editing.
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How to Finish Writing a Novel Without Losing Your Sanity

The following writing tips will help you finish writing your novel without going totally insane!
submitting work for publication

7 Step Writer’s Guide to Submitting Work for Publication

Publication is a numbers game. With that in mind, we have a seven-step guide to help you stay organized and focused when submitting work for publication.

Dangerous Writing: How to Amplify What’s at Stake in Your Next Short Story, Novel,...

Safe writing will sink you

Here's a couple publishing clichés for ya: literary journals and magazines are looking to accept writing that "takes risks;" they want to feel "what's at stake" in your work. Well, as tired as these phrases have become, that's what ALL readers are looking for—writing that takes real chances (with the reader, with the subject, with the style, with the revelations or insinuations, with the process itself). But to take risks in your writing means, of course, that you're risking failure—and that is scary stuff! Scary, scary, necessary stuff. Here are 3 Things You're Scared to Risk in Your Writing (but should!).

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