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How to make editing less painful The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today's question looks at how to make editing less painful. If you have a question you'd like me to answer you can email me at [email protected], tweet me @pubcoach, or leave a message for me at the Skype account, The Write Question.

The Top 10 Writing Posts From March 2020 In this post, we share the top 10 writing posts from March 2020. Every month, we look at the posts that people read the most. These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed in March 2020:. Plus an outlier: FREE COURSE: How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories.

None Of This Is Normal In April of 2016, a weasel went and fucked the hadron collider, and ever since, we've been routinely time tunneling our way through iteratively worse timelines.

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Vintage WD: Murder for Profit, Mystery Story Techniques Part 1 In part 1 of this April 1931 WD article, George Dyer shares mystery story techniques that will ensure your readers will be left satisfied, not disappointed. By George Dyer. Writer's Digest, April 1931. Writing a mystery story is like playing a game of chess with a thousand unknown opponents.

7 Powerful Lessons From 7 Legendary Writers Being a legendary writer is no easy feat. In fact, being even a half-way decent writer is hard. It requires bravery, honesty and gumption. Above all, it requires you to be resilient and immune to criticism-both external and self. What makes a writer successful?

4 Elements to Craft Your Author Bio How do you talk about yourself? You just finished writing hundreds of pages. Now it's time to write about yourself: the author bio. An author bio or biography is usually one to two paragraphs about the author. Readers expect to learn something about you.

Writing Tips: How To Plot And Outline Your Novel Are you struggling to discover where to go next with your book? Author and editor Christina Kaye shares her tips for plotting and outlining that will help you get your words onto the page. It's the age-old question authors ask one another when discussing the methods to our writing madness: Are you a plotter or a pantser?

5 Essential Exercises For Creating Characters We are posting a series of Essential Writing Exercises to help you tell your stories. This post includes five essential exercises for creating characters. On our course, Writers Write ONLINE, we spend time creating characters, plotting, learning to write dialogue, learning how to pace, and learning how to show and not tell.

Interview with Mike Shatzkin on how coronavirus will change the publishing industry The publishing industry faces some very challenging times ahead. The coronavirus pandemic and retail shutdown will likely accelerate changes that were already underway, such as the rise of print on demand, publishing industry consolidation, and increasing headwinds for authors and publishers trying to break out new titles.

Can't Write During Coronavirus? These 4 Tips Will Help Right now, as if you didn't know, we have a bit of a pandemic situation. We're isolated, possibly out of a job, overwhelmed with advice about self-improvement, and probably grieving life as it was before COVID-19. But we're still writers and writers write.

6 Tips for Writing the Perfect Cover Design Brief Finding the right book designer for your book is critical. Here are 6 tips from some of our cover artists on how to write the perfect cover design brief.

Content Mill Announces Unusual Requirements to Help Writers Need more freelance work? A leading content mill just stepped up to the plate to help freelancers in an usual way. If you've been thinking about chasing content mill work as a freelance writer, now might be the first time in content-mill history to consider it.

Celebrate April With a Pimp & Promote - Writers In The Storm And for my PROMOTE, I offer "Queen of the Owls," launching on April 7-a novel about a woman's search for self, framed around the art and life of iconic American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Stories have always helped to bring healing, renewal, and growth.

The Upside of Anxiety Lately here on WU, there have been a number of generous and uplifting posts designed to keep us busy, boost our spirits and relieve our worry. I greatly appreciate those posts, don't get me wrong, but let me ask you this: Doesn't that strike you as ironic?

50+ Cookbook Covers Guaranteed To Make Your Mouth Water This gallery of 54 gorgeous cookbook covers might just inspire you to become a chef! Check out photo-based covers, illustrated covers, and more.

200+ Ways to Say Embarrassed: A Word List for Writers This post provides the tools to embarrass them as often as you wish without overusing embarrass in its many forms. Emotion Beats and Physical Manifestations. People show their embarrassment in numerous ways. Some are visible, and others aren't.

What does the word 'nictitating' mean? - Publication Coach Increase your vocabulary and you'll make your writing much more precise. That's why I provide a word of the week. Today's word: nictitating… My reading last week once again proved the limits of a liberal-arts-oriented education. I encountered the fascinating word nictitating in the murder mystery Still Lives, by Maria Hummel.

The figurative language of Mark Haddon I like to share interesting pieces of figurative language I encounter in my reading. I write today about a series of similes and metaphors from Mark Haddon….

11 Things Happy Authors Don't Do Some authors are mildly successful but still happy. Some aren't even published yet, but they're still content with their journey. Other authors have great success, yet are still pretty unhappy. What makes the difference? How do we avoid behaviors and circumstances that rob us of joy and steal our contentment?

Successful Paid Newsletters: 8 Writers Who Earn Money Through Substack Substack is an email list platform for writers. It helps you do everything other platforms do - accept subscribers, send emails, see analytics, manage an email list - plus, it facilitates a paid subscription model.

HFAAC: Introducing Anita Kushwaha and SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS Welcome to the latest video in our "Helping Fellow Authors in the Age of COVID-19″ series! Today we're profiling Anita Kushwaha and her new release, SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS and DAUGHTERS. Much thanks to Anita for taking the time to share her epigraph and the meaning behind it - useful for writers considering epigraphs for the own work.

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Why 2020 is NOT a loss When I first envisioned what I'd write about this week, God put on my heart tips for restarting your goals if the first quarter of 2020 was…

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