Posts Tagged "Stephen King"

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We’ve all heard it: Writers are readers. You’ve heard it from Stephen King and Tracy Groot, at Breathe and from fellow writers. It’s repeated so often because it’s true. If you want to improve as a writer you must, must, must dedicate time to reading. But you’re busy. Right? You’re just working on getting your writing time in amidst the every day of day-jobs and...

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How Fan Fiction Saved my Writing and How it can Reignite Yours by Jessie Heninger

How Fan Fiction Saved my Writing and How it can Reignite Yours by Jessie Heninger

By on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Fan fiction can seem like the gas station sushi of fiction. Certainly no self-respecting author would ever dabble in such a seedy enterprise.  Or would they?  Years into writing my first novel as I slogged through yet another round of huge edits, I discovered I was bored. Writing didn’t excite me like it had. I remembered what it was like to be on fire for a story,...

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6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

By on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations, you’ve just gotten engaged! It’s time to find a hairdresser to help you look spectacular on your big day. There are two stylists in town, both with 20 years of experience. The first stylist got her license two decades ago and hasn’t opened a style guide since. The second stylist also got her license two decades ago, but she has subscriptions to Big...

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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

By on May 3, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

It all started on page one hundred and fifty. In Stephen King’s memoir On Writing he advocates four to six hours a day of reading and writing. As an aspiring writer, I want to emulate the professionals. This could help me be a real writer. I flipped open my laptop to a blank spreadsheet determined to cram in as much of those four to six hours I could into my...

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Is It Talent, or Is It Hard Work? Yes. Jill Richardson

Is It Talent, or Is It Hard Work? Yes. Jill Richardson

By on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I wrote my first article a couple years out of college. I banged it out on my blue Brother electric typewriter; badly, I might add, because God invented the computer for people with my typing skills. One of the leading Christian magazines of the time accepted the piece on my first submission. With a $400 check in my account (hey, huge money by 1987 standards), I was...

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