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Author Branding And Why It Is Essential.

Branding is one of those buzz-words that can turn off creatives, but essentially, your brand is your promise to the reader. Continue reading

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Why Do I Feel That My Writing SUCKS?

Last week I went on a Twitter rant describing my incessant feeling that my writing completely sucked. I usually don’t feel this way, and it was dragging me down. So you might guess my surprise when this vlog showed up … Continue reading

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Writing Mentally Ill Characters & How To Approach It.

The megalomaniacal CEO. The sociopathic killer. The suicidal teen. The anxious woman self-medicating with booze and pills while caring for her demented mother. As writers, we invite these characters into our stories because they are true-to-life and because their psychological problems invite curiosity and compassion. Continue reading

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Clichés To Avoid In Your Writing–At ALL Cost.

We, as writers, are trained to kill clichéd phrases in sentences. But that’s not the only place they can hide—they can infect the spaces between the words, too. Continue reading

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Worst Day Ever Quotes That Will Make You Reconsider

“I was 12. Our, teacher made us write an autobiography and I realized that I wasn’t very interesting. I began to make things up, and that’s when I thought maybe I was a writer, or at least a fiction writer.” … Continue reading

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Character Types & Which Ones Deserve A Place In Your Story.

Once you’re aware of character type, you’ll find yourself noticing it more and more in what you read and watch. You can then use this awareness to study that character and see what elements you can use in your own writing. Continue reading

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Stephen King On Writing.

In all his glory and master craftmanship Stephen King talks about creating the perfect story and much more. There is also a link to his invaluable book about the craft of writing–if you haven’t picked it up yet, do so … Continue reading

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