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better writer

How Can You Become A Better Writer?

Make a list of your weaknesses, then actively use this knowledge of yourself to improve your writing to become a better writer.
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The value of a great book synopsis

Whether as a substance check, a means to kick-off the writing process, or a vehicle to share your story with beta readers, agents, and publishers, there is a lot of value in a book synopsis.
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Five Simple Marketing Ideas Every New Author Can Use

It may seem like marketing your book is an uphill battle, especially for new authors, but if you stick with it and have an organized plan, you can gain momentum — and ideally, more book sales!
thought map

Getting — And Interpreting — A Reader’s “Thought Map” Of Your Book

Authors want to manipulate readers' thoughts — this is why we read, after all. We love getting swept away into new worlds, with new people and ideas. Getting a reader's thought map is a great way to hone this skill.
share your writing

Are You Ready To Share Your Writing?

Writing is so personal, and writers can be very territorial about their work. But there are times when showing your work-in-progress to even one trusted reader can elevate your manuscript.
scene-quality map

Building Your Scene-Quality Map

Scenes are a fundamental unit of fiction, and each scene has a job to do to keep the story moving forward. A scene-quality map can help you identify when and where things might not be at perfect pitch.
red pen

More Red Pen Praise

As an editor or beta reader, when you highlight the best segments of a written work with your red pen, you give the author a map of the highlights of his/her work. As the author, there's a lot you can learn from this process.

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