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New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

Looking for the perfect New Year’s resolutions in order to make 2015 your best year for your writing? Coming up with your resolutions can be hard, and sticking to them can be even harder! Deciding to simply “write more” just isn’t enough. Here are ten great New Year’s resolutions and solutions to help make next year your best one yet!

National novel writing month

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National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO)

There is no entrance fee but there’s no sweet publishing deal awaiting the winner, either. In fact, there is no definitive winner, but there are prizes.

Pen and Inkpot

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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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How to Write a Blog

When you’re launching your business, your website is a crucial element that you don’t want to neglect. This is how over 90% of clients will find you at first and you can bet most of them will make up their minds about the quality of your services within a few seconds of reaching your site.

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Creative Non Fiction – A Genre Whose Time Has Come?

At CreativeNonFiction.org, the gurus describe their field as, “true stories well told.” Simply put, that is precisely what creative non fiction is all about. Well done, gurus! As they say: “You can’t make this stuff up!” It’s not pure fiction springing from the author’s imagination. It’s not a dry statement of facts. It is a […]

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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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Writing Tips: Avoiding Plagiarism

Research: Good. Plagiarizing?? Not so much! The risk of plagiarism is a deep, dark fear in many writers’ hearts. After all, in the creative writing world, all depends on your reputation and ability for original thought and imaginative, inventive, expression. And you never want to lose your good reputation for, “… good opinion, once lost, […]

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Writing Tips: Developing Characters from Scratch

It’s early morning, the beginning of the two hours uninterrupted writing time you had sworn to yourself to undertake. You are at your desk, eyes-wide, heart hammering, straight backed, a cup of tea in hand, a blank screen before you.  You are going to start developing characters for a new story for a creative writing […]

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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 […]