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write fast

Write Fast, Right Now

Whether you’re on deadline for a client or your laptop battery is clinging to its final dribs of power mid-writing session, when you’re an active writer, chances are, at some point, you will have to write under tight time pressure.
query letter

Write Your Query Letter Before You Write Your Next Book

Try this exercise and write your query letter before you write your next book to keep your manuscript focused and help you pitch it to agents and publishers.
book synopsis

The value of a great book synopsis

Whether as a substance check, a means to kick-off the writing process, or a vehicle to share your story with beta readers, agents, and publishers, there is a lot of value in a book synopsis.
book trailer

Creating A Low-Cost Book Trailer

Creating videos can be as satisfying as writing books, so don’t be afraid to extend your communication outreach to new dimensions by producing an inexpensive, but compelling, book trailer.
business plan

A Novel Approach To Writing A Business Plan

You might not be familiar with the process of writing a business plan, but you can tell a story. Why not put that talent to use for your vision statement for 2020?
short fiction

Do You Keep A Short Fiction Journal?

Not only does keeping a journal of short fiction keep your creative writing muscles working, harvesting your short fiction might lead to your next great idea for a novel.
creativity when writing

Can You Trigger Creativity?

Sometimes, taking a problem on head-on isn't the most creative solution. Why not try Oblique Strategies, the I Ching, or a coin flip? Changing your mental approach can lead to a side-door solution you didn't see before.

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