Sabotage! 7 Ways to Deal with Writing Saboteurs

I don’t have any saboteurs of my writing at the moment–and it occurred to me, that’s just the time to write this post! Because I have had writing saboteurs in the past and human nature is what it is, I’m sure to have them in the future. I love this definition of sabotage by Merriam […]

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Using Pressure To One’s Advantage As a Writer

Since I’ve been fairly immersed in pressure this week, I focused on finding more ways to channel it. Here’s what I came up with. Financial Pressure – Rar! I had some writing and publishing expenses beyond my usual monthly investment. Unusual outlays of cash have always created dissonance for me as an artist, because I […]

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10 Writing Tips Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL

One doesn’t read Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL. One devours it! In my case, I devoured it through my ears by listening to the fantastic audiobook version read by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne. I could not put it down, resulting in extra walks and a cleaner apartment than I’ve seen in months. Win! I haven’t felt that […]

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Writing Morally Complex Characters

I’ve found that writing morally complex characters boils down to simultaneously setting them up to fail and succeed. At some juncture in the story, even a “good” character should seem just as likely to make the wrong choice as the right one! Strong characters are described in layers so that by the time they reach […]

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Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Check out more than 100 Twitter hashtags in eight essential categories: Learning to write Learning to market or self-publish Connecting with other writers Using writing prompts Staying accountable with writing goals such as word count Staying up to date on your genre and audience Staying up to date on specific ebook platforms Promoting your finished […]

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