Turn Your Favourite Writer into Your Writing Mentor

Turn Your Favourite Writer into Your Writing Mentor

With a little effort and the right mindset, you can make a writing mentor out of someone you’ve never met. All you need is an eye for work that speaks to you and a willingness to get lost in a writer’s world.

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3 Steps to Uncovering Your Simple Truths

3 Steps to Uncovering Your Simple Truths

The lyrics and music of Lou Reed can teach us valuable lessons about the power of simplicity and honesty in writing.

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Why Every Author Needs Their Own Brand

Why Every Author Needs Their Own Brand

FriesenPress author Suzanne Forcese describes how publishing her book didn’t just change her life, it changed what she believed about herself.

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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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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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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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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 tone and stay inspired while writing. Here's how to create one of your own!

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