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Writing Groups, Tools, & Software

These posts offer user tips for writing and editing software, support groups — both on and offline — and general advice to help you find support and utilities to improve your writing and your writing process.

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Writing Retreats: A Gift Of Creative Magic

A writing retreat can be a gift to yourself that injects confidence and focus into your writing. You'll just need to determine the where, when, and curriculum that's ideal for you.
holiday book sales

How To Get Holiday Book Sales: Part I

It may not feel like the holidays are just around the corner, but if you’re planning to drum up holiday book sales this year, it’s time to put these plans and strategies to work.
Authory published works

Keep Tabs On Your Published Works: A Review Of Authory

Authory is a utility that consolidates your published works from multiple websites, organizes and customizes the results, and gathers other useful data. Here’s what I learned using Authory for the first time.
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Tips For Writing A Nonfiction Book

Planning your nonfiction writing project — including drafting a purpose statement, mapping out the structure, and using proven storytelling techniques — are critical parts of the writing process.
freelance writing marketing plan

Ready To Break Into Freelance Writing? Start With A Marketing Plan.

If you want to embark on a career in freelance writing, you’ll need to promote your skills and services. Developing a marketing plan is crucial to getting off to a good start.
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How Editing Software Helps Improve Your Manuscript

Editing software uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps you turn your words into dynamic prose that gets readers’ attention.
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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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