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The Coronavirus: The Elephant In The Room

As a writer, what do you do if your book is set in the present, but the Coronavirus pandemic thwarts your story? Adapt? Ignore? It's a question on a lot of writers' minds. We'd like to hear from you.
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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.
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What writing rules do you live by (and which ones do you break)?

Knowing writing rules doesn't guarantee you'll produce stellar written work, but aspirational rules can expand your horizons, and practical rules can improve your writing craft.
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How To Engage Kids With Reading

In our February BookBaby Twitter Chat, Lauren Lynne, certified teacher and author of the young adult series The Secret Watchers, shared her thoughts on how to engage kids with reading and the importance of writing in the classroom.
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Filling The Holes In Your Story

You may think your manuscript is ready for publication, but are there holes in your story? A beta reader can help determine if there's still work to do.
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Creating Your Own Rules: How To Build A Story World

Rules are weighty and can produce some of the most significant sentences you'll write. They build your story world, immerse your reader, and produce consequences.
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Seven Writing Tips To Increase Your Productivity

Whether taking the NaNoWriMo challenge or not, we can all use pointers and reminders when it comes to increasing productivity at the keyboard. These seven writing tips can set on your way to make a plan, and stick to it!

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