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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.
best sentences

Pick The Best Sentences In Your Favorite Books (and try to match the quality)

What makes a standout sentence to you? Studying works you love can help you focus on writing great sentences that make an impact on your story and your readers.
clear message

Dramatic Times Call For A Clear Message

Writing about of-the-minute events, politics, and movements can be highly intimidating but deeply necessary. Do the work and make your voice heard.
rewrite

Lost Your Work? Don’t Lose Hope.

Unexpectedly losing your writing-in-progress can feel terrible, but your rewrite can be even better. Don't lose hope, use these tips and recover your work.

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