Posts Tagged "Writing Tips"

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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Letter Perfect by Sherry Taylor Cummins

Letter Perfect by Sherry Taylor Cummins

By on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

“Trina sent a letter!” Brad’s excitement was contagious! I pulled the letter out of the envelope and read aloud so we could share in the joy of hearing from our dear friend who lived hundreds of miles away. We hung on every word and anticipated the next one as Trina shared the stories of her life with us. We didn’t want the stories to end! In the afterglow, I...

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When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You finally finished your novel – congratulations! That’s something to celebrate, and celebrate you should … but then what? Is it time to hire an editor? That depends. How quickly do you want to publish, and how much money are you prepared to spend? Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not implying that hiring an editor costs too much or that hiring one will make the...

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How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Whether you’re participating in NanoWriMo or not, setting word count goals has long been toted as a way to get ‘er done. But if you’re anything like me, I set lofty goals (like attempting nearly 1,700 words every day for a month) and then, half way through, you’re dying. What’s a writer to do when faced with a looming deadline and short word counts? Here’s some...

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