Authors: Beware of Positive Feedback

Authors: Beware of Positive Feedback

When nice words aren’t. Make sure your test readers are telling you what’s true, not just what’s pleasant. 

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Your Book is Not For Everyone

Your Book is Not For Everyone

Your book is not for everyone - and that's a good thing. Award-winning author and marketing executive Rodger Banister tells us why.

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How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

How to Unlock the Power of a Story Edit

What’s the first thing you should do after celebrating the first draft of your manuscript? It’s not copy editing, or proofreading... 

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5 Expert Tips for Writing Readable Sentences

5 Expert Tips for Writing Readable Sentences

Want to capture and hold a reader's attention? Paying attention to sentence length can give you a huge advantage. Too-short sentences might come across as childish; too-long sentences could be confusing. What’s the ideal balance? Here are 5 expert tips that’ll help you make your sentences more engaging and readable.

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6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

6 Enriching Writing Projects for Retirees

Whether it's a daily activity or something to pick up every now and then, a writing project can make a retiree’s golden years even more satisfying and enjoyable. We shine the spotlight on six enriching writing projects for retirees of any writing experience level.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

6 Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary

Do you struggle to find the right words? If so, you’re not alone - many people understand more than they can express. Instead of letting frustration build, take action by learning new words as often as possible. Here are 6 of our favorite ways to expand your vocabulary!

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How Observation Can Improve Your Writing

How Observation Can Improve Your Writing

Being observant is a real skill – a talent that can and should be honed. It’s especially important to writers of literary fiction and nonfiction, where dialogue, character development, and setting are often greatly enhanced through careful observation.

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How to Use Moodboards to Enhance Your Writing

How to Use Moodboards to Enhance Your Writing

Coming up with an original 'writing voice' can be daunting for any writer. A voice moodboard is a great way to develop your your tone and stay inspired while writing. Here's how to create one of your own!

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