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Advice For Writers: Embracing The Cycles Of Creativity

Must writers be self-destructive and unhinged to be masters of the craft? Creativity is an elusive animal, and there is no magic formula to harness it.
Dunning-Kruger effect

Is Your Writing Terrible… Or Is It The Dunning-Kruger Effect?

If you’re feeling like your writing isn’t very good, you might be stuck in the Valley of Despair — smack in the middle of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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Is Your Book Finished?

How great would it be to have a device to stick into the pages of your book to tell you when it's done? It’s the same for new, inexperienced writers and published authors alike: sometimes it’s hard to gauge when your manuscript is truly finished.
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Find Success As A Writer By Focusing Your Energies

Borrowing lessons from sports and chess, you can find success as a writer by mastering fundamentals, optimizing your efforts, and meeting the challenges in front of you.
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Dialogue Tags: When “Said” Doesn’t Say Enough [Infographic]

"Said" is usually the best solution when attributing a statement to a character, but there are times in your book or short story where a more specific qualifier would do a lot to paint a complete picture.
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Negative Reviews Are Part Of Life

Negative reviews are part of life, and brushing off criticism is something all creators must know how to do — because most negative reviews don’t matter.
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So Bad, It’s Good

Reading and writing "broken" text can teach an appreciation of what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to great writing.

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