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center of your book

Find the center of your book

Like a hub at the center of a wheel with spokes, the center of your book is a necessary architectural arrangement. It makes the story go 'round.
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When Do You Know Your Book Is Done?

Most authors probably wish they had a gauge of some kind to stick into the pages to tell them when their book is done. It’s not just new, inexperienced writers who have that wish. Most published authors I’ve posed the question to say the same thing: it’s hard to know when to put down the virtual pen.
become a writer

Abandon Your Draft And Become A Writer

Just like the phoenix rises from the ashes, sometimes ruthlessly throwing away drafts is the best thing you can do in your quest to become a writer.
revise your book

Radical revision: four ways to blow up and rebuild your novel

You’re stuck. Something about your book just isn’t working, but you’re not quite sure what it is. Time for drastic measures. Yes, you could tinker away at the sentence level or rearrange a few chapters here and there — but when your ideas stall or you've written yourself into a corner, maybe it's time to do something radical to shake things up and revise your book. Why not GO EXTREME!? You can always return to your original stinker of a draft if these attempts at radical revision fail, right? So yeah; you’re totally safe to play around and get your hands dirty. Here are four things to try when your manuscript feels like it’s falling flat.

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