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Root Out These Five Writing Mistakes Before You Publish

Self-editing a piece slated for publishing goes beyond spell-checking your work. These writing mistakes should also be addressed to ensure your writing is clear, vibrant, and effective.
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Write Like You’re Someone — Or Something — Else

Approaching your craft from a different artistic perspective can unlock new ideas and expand your creative toolkit.
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10 Mistakes A New Author Makes (And How To Avoid Them)

In my years of coaching writers, I’ve seen manuscripts from many a new author. The manuscripts I receive normally come from nonprofessional writers who have experienced or learned something they feel compelled to share. But because they aren’t professional writers – some of them may not have written since they were in school – the work is often substandard. Here are 10 common mistakes new writers make. You can avoid all of them!
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Writing three-dimensional characters

In your attempt to create characters your readers crave, these five steps can help you get to know and understand your players well enough to write living, breathing three-dimensional characters on the page.

How to know when you’re done writing your novel

When you finish writing the first draft of your manuscript, there's a good chance that your novel is NOT done. In fact, if you expect your novel to be a work of permanent perfection, it probably never will be "done." Sure, you could just wait ten years to publish your novel, but who's to say that after twenty years you won't have the same "how could I have missed it" experience? There comes a time when "good enough" is good enough. So how do you know when you've reached that point?
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The Number One Enemy Of The Writer

Unclear thinking is most often about being lazy and not fully imagining your story. Write with clarity of purpose, and your writing comes alive.

21 Tips To Beat Writer’s Block [Infographic]

A survey of 2.500 writers found that writer's block was caused by high expectations, fear of failure, and unrealistic deadlines. Here are 21 ways to beat writer's block.

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