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written work

Nothing is Wasted (If You Put It To Use)

Your life experiences — exhilarating and tedious, mundane and magnificent — should inform your written work. Channel your emotions and use descriptive details to make your story-world come alive.
look for ideas

Look For Ideas In All The Wrong Places

If you’re writing a romance novel, don’t look for ideas in other romance novels. Look to thrillers, chaos theory, or the building of the Flavian amphitheater. If you’re struggling for inspiration, try looking in the unlikeliest places.
rhythm in writing

Find The Rhythm In Writing

Rhythm in writing is a bit harder to define than other elements of the writing craft, but the cadence of your story can go a long way toward pulling your readers in and making the experience enjoyable. Here are some tips to help you find your groove.
book descriptions

Six Essential Book Descriptions

A brilliant book is easy to describe. That's good, because there are essential book descriptions that will factor into your chances for success.
positive language

Use Positive Language To Build Yourself Up

When asked if you're a writer, do you use excuse words to hold yourself down, or do you use positive language and build yourself up?
writing a book

Don’t start cold – five ways to ease into writing a book

For me, it’s way too intimidating to just start crafting a book with the first word of the first sentence, so I've learned how to release the valve to set my ideas and words free. Here are five ways I start writing a book to warm up, ease into it, and do some crucial background work so my story will truly come to life.
improve your writing

How To Improve Your Writing (By Not Writing)

Sometimes the solution to a problem requires you to stop and think. As an author, sometimes you need to step away from the keyboard to improve your writing and get your book finished.

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