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best time to write

When Is The Right Time To Write?

Whether you’re most creative at dawn or midnight, paying attention to how you write at different times of the day can help you discover the best time to write for you.
idioms

Nine Idioms Traced To Their Origins

We use idioms all the time — after all, these phrases came into use because their figurative meanings can really make a point. But the origins of many common idioms are not easy to guess.
turning point

Navigating The Turning Point In Your Story

Are you ready to face the repercussions of the major turning point in your story? It may not only take your characters and story world for a ride, as the writer, you need to buckle up, too.
violent imagery

Is Your Violent Imagery Sublime… Or Sloppy?

Whatever your subject matter, be mindful of how, where, and when you evoke violent imagery. Such language can be powerful, but used without care, it signals lazy — and potentially corrosive — writing.
negative reviews

Negative Reviews Are Part Of Life

Negative reviews are part of life, and brushing off criticism is something all creators must know how to do — because most negative reviews don’t matter.

Getting Your Manuscript Ready For An Editor

You may have typed "the end" on the last page of your manuscript, but it's not ready to be sent to your editor. These nine steps will help clarify what you need to do before you ship your book off for editing.
bad writing

So Bad, It’s Good

Reading and writing "broken" text can teach an appreciation of what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to great writing.

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