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writing process

Write By Accident, Refine By Design

Writing enough prose to fill a book is one thing, but weaving it all together into a story with a strong arc, purpose, and impact is another entirely. Here are some lessons that might help you in your writing process — whether your own book is an “accident” or not.
write your book

Imagine The Page As You Write Your Book

Visualizing how your words will present on the page as you write your book can make you aware of what you need to create the piece you're envisioning and devise strategies to get there.
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.
evaluate your writing

How To Read, Edit, and Evaluate Your Writing With Fresh Eyes

Reviewing your own writing from an editor's perspective can be a challenge, even for experienced writers. Here are a few strategies that can help you bring fresh eyes to your own written work.
make a book

The Accidental Novelist – How Stolen Moments Can Make A Book

I write while riding the subway, waiting in lines, or after rocking my baby to sleep. In the cracks between events, my ideas simmer, and I record them while they're warm.
children's picture book

10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

While children's picture books may seem simple, creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic?

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