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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

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Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends.
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Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

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There's no denying it -- the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, "Is that comma supposed t...
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How to Blog: A Step-By-Step Guide - Amy Lynn Andrews

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Want to know how to blog? From starting a blog, building it and making income, this guide is what I wish I had 10 years ago when I started blogging.
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Bloggy guide. Lots of good stuff here!

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Novel Lines

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"Every once in a while during the editing process I just stop editing and read – really read what I wrote. I’m sometimes floored that certain phrases or paragraphs are in there – I’d forgotten little things that made it all connected. Sometimes they’re beautiful, others profound and some downright scary and horrible. And while these might not be lines worth of Shakespeare or Hemingway or even Poe, they’re mine and I’m proud of them. And I hope someday you read them in context and understand the importance of each one. The last one on here is my favorite – and it sums up the novel fairly succinctly."

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28 Time-Saving Facebook Marketing Tips [INFOGRAPHIC] -

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The 6 Commandments of Starting the Editing Process

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A 7-Step Guide to Big Picture Revision (With Bonus Checklists!)

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A 7-Step Guide to Big Picture Revision (With Bonus Checklists!)
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Make 2014 Your Year of Writing (Here's How) - Chris Guillebeau

Make 2014 Your Year of Writing (Here's How) - Chris Guillebeau | Get to Writing | Scoop.it

If you like to write and want to do more of it, join me in upping your commitment this year. This post contains a few options, as well as a preview of a brand-new guide that launches tomorrow.

 

 

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How I Write: Michael Connelly - Daily Beast

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How I Write: Michael Connelly
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I'd come to the idea of writing crime novels, because I thought I'd like to do a series. I was hoping that a publisher would realize that the character could go some distance.
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National Novel Writing Month | Knox Robinson Publishing Blog

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Just this past weekend the National Novel Writing Month Competition wrapped up. For those who have never heard of it, Nanowrimo for short is an annual month.
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The Passive Voice

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Writers, Writing, Publishing, Disruptive Change and the Universe
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Blog - Social Media Just for Writers

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How Readers Discovered a Debut Novel: A Case Study

How Readers Discovered a Debut Novel: A Case Study | Get to Writing | Scoop.it

"How do I get my book in front of the right readers? How do I help readers discover my books? How do I stand out from the hundreds of thousands of other book titles competing for attention?"

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Founder of National Novel Writing Month to speak Saturday in Macon

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New York TimesFounder of National Novel Writing Month to speak Saturday in MaconMacon Telegraph (blog)The next year I put up a website and sent out an e-mail to more people, and that kind of snowballed to the point where last year there were north...
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Review: The Emotion Thesaurus

Review: The Emotion Thesaurus | Get to Writing | Scoop.it
I've been slowly building a "writer's library" and I added a new book this week, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglis. And I'm excit...
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Compliments: Chapter 1

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Thought I'd share the first chapter of my first novel, Compliments from a Stranger. Many people need to be "hooked" from the first few pages so let me know if I caught you with this and/or with the cover.

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Compliments: Chapter 1

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"Thought I'd share the first chapter of my first novel, Compliments from a Stranger. Many people need to be "hooked" from the first few pages so let me know if I caught you with this and/or with the cover..."

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How I Make a Living as a Writer (and You Can, Too)

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When I first wrote a novel in 1991, I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, "She might like me now."
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The 6 Commandments of Starting the Editing Process

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Want More Writing Success? Learn to Be a QUITTER | Kristen ...

Want More Writing Success? Learn to Be a QUITTER | Kristen ... | Get to Writing | Scoop.it

Want to know the secret to success? Quitting. Yes, you heard me correctly. And, if you’re a creative professional, it is in your interest to learn to get really good at quitting. Maybe you’ve felt like a loser or a failure, that your dream to make a living with your art was a fool’s errand.

 

 

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Why I Wish I Had Writer's Block - Huffington Post

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Writer's block -- as I used to know it -- no longer exists.

 

 

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Writing Tips: How To Breathe New Life Into Your Short Stories - Huffington Post

Writing Tips: How To Breathe New Life Into Your Short Stories - Huffington Post | Get to Writing | Scoop.it

We've all been there: You begin to revise your short story, but the more you rewrite, the more unenthused you feel... There are a few simple steps you can take to revive your short story and make it fresh and unique.

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Good advice for longer works, too!

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The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books | Get to Writing | Scoop.it
Book design and production, cover design, consulting and book services for independent publishers, self publishers and authors
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PubMyBook

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My self publishing diary with everything I'm doing in self publishing my various books.
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10 Social Media Tips for Authors

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There is no scenario under which thousands of social-media followers is not a good thing, so here are 10 social-media tips for authors of any kind.

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How To Solve Writers Block: Conversation | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency

How To Solve Writers Block: Conversation | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency | Get to Writing | Scoop.it
Writer's block is beyond annoying -- it's downright debilitating! The good news? There's a simple solution for writer's block: conversation.
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