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Market Your Writing  

Are You Missing This Often Overlooked Venue of Marketing Your Writing?

 Apr 11, 2017

About a week ago, three of the scariest-looking guys I’ve ever seen walked up to me out of the blue. Then, even more out of the blue, they asked, “Hey, man, mind if we stop you for a picture?” It’s not the first time that’s happened, but it always leaves me surprised and tinged with gratefulness.  

Do you want your writing to take you on the way to become a local (or maybe global) celebrity? Charity starts at home, but often so does marketing. Here’s how.

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Attitude  

Growing Thicker Skin: How to Handle Rejection and Criticism

 Mar 28, 2017

Let’s face it, sometimes criticism sucks. It can come in the form of a scathingly bad review, or it can just be someone who reads your latest and calls you to say, “That wasn’t quite as great as we expected.” It’s no walk in the park, and I know that for too many authors it feels like a full-scale attack. (To some, rejection feels like much of the same.) It’s normal to feel that way, but you’ll be glad to know that rejection and criticism can both be great things. Here’s how to turn rejection and deal with criticism...

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Characters   Dialog   Settings  

The Key to Writing Fresh Fiction

 Mar 7, 2017

With so many brilliant works already out there, staying fresh is more and more of a challenge for writers. But people constantly look for new twists and flavors in their reading material, and woe betide the writer who doesn’t deliver.

Sounds intimidating? You bet. But good writers manage to captivate their audience time and again with fresh ideas and details. The following principle will help you boost your originality, too.

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LATEST WRITING PROMPTS

New Point of View

Apr 11, 2017

It can be very easy to fall into writing protagonists who are very similar to yourself. By pushing ourselves out of this comfort zone, we can create a wider array of characters and stories.

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Healthy Obsession

Mar 28, 2017

I’ve recently been thinking about the ways in which people become obsessed with or addicted to things, and how “healthy” activity can fall into this category as well. This could form the basis of a story, or be an interesting back story for an existing character.

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The Newspaper

Mar 21, 2017

With the internet being an ever-present source of information and the decline of print media, what would it look like if the tables turned in the future?

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