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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5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

5 Top Tips for Finishing Your Book

Completing a manuscript is one of the most exhilarating moments in a writer’s life, and getting to that moment is also one of the greatest challenges. To help make sure you cross that finish line and have a working manuscript, here are our five top tips.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

Having beta readers read your manuscript is a critical step in many an author’s publishing journey. Here are some best practices on managing your beta readers and what to expect from their feedback.

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How to Start a Writing Group

How to Start a Writing Group

Just mention the word “writer” and most people will envision a lone artist, sitting at their desk, toiling over a manuscript for months on end. And although most writers do spend a lot of time on their own, the truth is that writing is rooted in and nourished by community. But what if there aren’t any writing groups active in your area? If you build it, they will come: here are 4 tips to help you connect with your tribe and start a writing group of your own!

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Get Connected! How building community can make you a better writer.

Get Connected! How building community can make you a better writer.

As writers, it’s easy to get lost in what we’re doing. We settle in at our computer (or notebook) and start hammering out our written worlds. Being solitary is part and parcel of the writing life. But to be successful as a writer — commercially or otherwise — we need to connect with others.

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How to Find Writing Groups in Your Area

How to Find Writing Groups in Your Area

Writing groups are invaluable - so long as you find the right group for you. This how-to guide will help you define your needs, manage your expectations, and locate the group that will keep you inspired and make you a better writer.

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