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5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

5 Steps to Improve Your Writing

It is not too late into the year to think about what you can do to improve your writing. Here are five steps to improve your writing: Write every day because practice does make perfect. Even if it is only one hundred words that you end up throwing out. The discipline of writing every day…

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Voracious Reader Syndrome

Voracious Reader Syndrome

If you have three or more of the following symptoms, you could have voracious reader syndrome and there is only one treatment for it! You know what TBR (To Be Read) stands for and your TBR pile never comes to an end. Ever. The first thing you read in the Sunday paper is the book…

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10 Signs You Are A Writer

10 Signs You Are A Writer

As I sat one night watching a movie on DVD, I thought I could have written that better. And then I thought, wait–most people when watching a movie don’t think that, even if they didn’t like the movie. They move on with their lives. It got me to thinking about what separates us writers from…

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Lost in Translation

The hardest part of writing is getting the story from inside my head and onto the paper. For the most part, the story is very clear in my mind. The book I want to write plays out like a movie reel in my head: there is a beginning, a middle and an end. But sometimes…

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Discipline

Discipline

Sometimes, I find it hard to be disciplined about writing, especially when I am busy with work and family. I realize that if I want to make the jump from amateur to professional, then I better pull myself together, buckle down and get the work done. Discipline takes practice and perseverance. You can have all…

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My Writing Journey

My Writing Journey

It is very easy to give up on writing when you have enough rejections to wallpaper a room. After all, why should we waste effort for something that may never be published? Why should we continue to write year after year as the rejections continue to pile up. But that is not the crux of…

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Quick Tips for Self-Promotion

Quick Tips for Self-Promotion

Long gone are the days when the only thing writers had to do was write. With the advent of the eReader and the explosion in self-publishing, writers are expected to market their book and themselves — self-promotion baby. Social medias like Facebook and Twitter have proven to be a writer’s best friend when it comes…

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5 Things to Consider When Joining a Writing Group

Finding the perfect writers’ group for yourself is like finding a pair of really good, comfortable shoes. You have to try a few pairs on before you find the perfect fit. You need to be discerning as not all writers’ groups are the same and they do not necessarily do what they say on the…

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A Hole in the Market

A Hole in the Market

Have you ever been itching to read something but you do not know exactly what it is that you want to read? It is one of those things that you will know when you see it. You walk into a bookstore or a library, spend a few hours browsing (ah heaven) but nothing you pick…

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What to Write

In the beginning, the most difficult thing about writing can be what to write. Most writers tend to write what they love to read and reading exclusively in a certain genre makes them well-versed in that genre. Professional writers are usually more marketable if they stick to writing one genre, because when you are published…

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