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Inspiration: The 1% Solution

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, said Thomas Edison. As a writer, you already know about the 99%. Writing is hard work. What about the 1%?

Achieve great dialog

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Tips for Achieving Great Dialog

The ability to write good, believable dialogue is crucial to the creative writer’s craft. Dialogue breaks up a text and breathes life into characters.

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Memories Are Made Of This

Examine some ways to set down memories to evoke the important elements of life, the joys and pain of love, of friendship, of loss, of caring and anger, of heartbreak and celebration.

Book Club, Featured

Summer Time and the Reading Is Easy

Yeaaah! Summer has finally arrived and we can all look forward to a little slowing down and relaxing. What are your favorite kinds of books for the summer? We love a good thriller or two or three. Something for romantic in all of us? And coming in to Labor day, if we must, I guess […]

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Proofreading?? What a drag! Must I?

Are you James Patterson? The world’s best selling author does not even have to write his own books, let alone proof read them. He just comes up with fabulous and compelling idea after fabulous and compelling idea, writes ‘em down in a careful and detailed synopsis and then passes that on to one of his […]

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Give Your Reader a Piece of Your Mind!

“Writing is a lovely, creative, artistic endeavor. It can also be an absolute pain.” Every writer has days when the words and ideas simply will not flow. Learn to value those days even if you do not enjoy them. Work through them. They are the best training ground for turning you into a real writer—a pro. Professionals […]

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Writing Tips: Sharpen Email Messages

Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. (I have made this [letter] longer because I did not have the time to make it shorter.) —Blaise Pascal, 1656 Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal Years ago, schoolchildren learned how to write letters by hand. You know, the kind […]