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literary merits

The Literary Merits Of Not Showing Off

In writing, music, and other art forms, there is a balance between proficiency and showing off. You don't need the latter to make your point as a writer.
writing project

Tackling Intimidating Writing Projects: Divide And Conquer

Sometimes, writing can feel like beating your head against a wall. If you're running up against an intimidating writing project, a "divide and conquer" approach might help you cross the finish line. With minimal head-banging.
organizing a novel

Scrivener and My Case Study in Organizing a Novel

Software can inspire and empower its users. Scrivener did both for me and I’m excited to see what this software can do as I head to completion of my novel.
self-edit

Cut and Cut (and Cut Again) — The Self-edit Credo

A self-edit should have you cutting what doesn't add to your written work. Strive for simple, effective construction of phrases to achieve a better final product.
transcription software

Transcription Software Can Be A Huge Time-saver

Interviewing a source can be an exciting part of your research, but the prospect of an hours-long transcription job can be a barrier to starting the writing process. Transcription software might be the answer you're looking for.
conducting interviews

Conducting Interviews: Directing And Capturing The Conversation

When conducting interviews as research for your book, make them as efficient, effective, and fun as possible.
conducting interviews

Conducting Interviews For Research: Identifying And Contacting Expert Sources

Accuracy and detail can bring your writing to life, whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, and sometimes the best way to gain knowledge is to seek a source who's an expert in the field. These tips can help you find and contact the right people to interview.

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