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chapter breaks

Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
writing process

Tons of material and nothing to write?

A book project is big — it'll take a ton of great content and a series of solid connections to get from A to Z. You get there by absorbing and synthesizing material until you have enough puzzle pieces to complete the picture.
writing sketches

Develop Your Writing Through Sketches

"Writing sketches" are a way to shape ideas in a short time with minimum effort. Use sketches to capture creative bursts and find the path to finish a story and create a polished final draft.
scene list synopsis

Creating A Scene List Synopsis

If you've written a book synopsis, you probably built it with great scenes in mind. Now’s the time to fill them in and focus on the rhythm of your story.
craft of writing

Counterintuitive Advice On The Craft of Writing

You own all your artistic decisions, so let your heart guide you on your path as you embark on the craft of writing and take your own advice.
Chuck Miller crowdfunding

How Crowdfunding Helped Tell The Story Of Little Roo

When embarking on his Kickstarter campaign, author Chuck Miller spent a lot of time looking at other campaigns for ideas. He checked all the boxes, from producing videos to getting creative with donor rewards, on his way to achieving his goal.
query letter

Write Your Query Letter Before You Write Your Next Book

Try this exercise and write your query letter before you write your next book to keep your manuscript focused and help you pitch it to agents and publishers.

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