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What Rocks Have to Do with Overcoming Writer's Overwhelm | Write Nonfiction NOW!

What Rocks Have to Do with Overcoming Writer's Overwhelm | Write Nonfiction NOW! | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Many writer's suffer from overwhelm because they have to do so much than just write. By moving big rocks first-prioritizing-they can achieve more and succeed.
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When characters are name-callers - Barbara Delinsky

Here’s another thought for those of you who are interested in the kinds of things a writer has to consider. In a single stretch of dialogue, how often should the characters call each other by name?
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Writing Never Takes a Day Off – Script Tips

Writing Never Takes a Day Off – Script Tips | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
I’ve had more than my fair share of jobs: paperboy, busboy, yacht technician, landscaper, house painter, production assistant, office manager, carpenter, spin instructor, college professor, (RT @TheScriptLab: “Good writers do the hard work.
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Are self-published authors happier than those who go the traditional ...

Are self-published authors happier than those who go the traditional ... | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Alison Baverstock has written an interesting post at The Creative Penn arguing that self-published authors are generally happier than those who go (or try to go) the traditional route and get an agent and a book deal.
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caffeine addict: 5 Ways to Buck the Writing Blues

caffeine addict: 5 Ways to Buck the Writing Blues | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
RT @nightowlspress: The writing life is full of ups and downs. Wonderful tips on beating those writing blues by editor/writer Stacy...
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5 Key Elements of Author Branding | Self Publishing Team | Duolit

5 Key Elements of Author Branding | Self Publishing Team | Duolit | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Think back to when you were a teenager, prowling the malls of the suburbs on a Saturday afternoon with your friends.
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Things to Write About: Great Places to Find Ideas | WritersDigest.com

Things to Write About: Great Places to Find Ideas | WritersDigest.com | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
In search of blog topics or story ideas? Try these creative writing prompts--plus more great resources to help you find interesting things to write about. (RT @sfgrotto: The Grotto wrote a book!
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Beyond the Cliché: How to Create Characters that Fascinate | Write to Done

Beyond the Cliché: How to Create Characters that Fascinate | Write to Done | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
If you want to create characters that fascinate, you need to make them likable, relatable, flawed - and unique. Here's exactly how to do it.
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Tips For Writers: On the Importance of Persistence

Tips For Writers: On the Importance of Persistence | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
If you shop in the Amazon bestseller list for Thriller and Mystery (like I do), you'll see a number of Michael Wallace books there.
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Writer's block - Deccan Chronicle

Writer's block - Deccan Chronicle | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Deccan ChronicleWriter's blockDeccan ChronicleI write when I want to. I could never be one of those writers who have to write a certain number of words a day. I don't write for days, weeks and months and then write for 17 hours one day.
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The Writer's Life: Courage | First Today, Then Tomorrow

The Writer's Life: Courage | First Today, Then Tomorrow | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Even in these economically difficult times, it is easier to take a job, to work in an office or factory and to collect a paycheck, than it is to pursue the much more difficult path of living as an artist.
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The Writer's Life: Thinking — First Today, Then Tomorrow

The Writer's Life: Thinking — First Today, Then Tomorrow | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Thinking is hard work. I'm not talking about the randomized stream of consciousness that some call thought. I'm talking about considered, ordered thinking. That's exceptionally hard to do. Frankly, I can only do that on paper or ...
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Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors ...

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors ... | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen to paper. (Or keys to keyboard; “Use whatever works,” he often says.) ...
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Screenwriting Tips: Dialogue, Action and Characters « Screenwriting Basics : Screenwriting Help

Screenwriting Tips: Dialogue, Action and Characters « Screenwriting Basics : Screenwriting Help | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
by Ellexia Nguyen— The dialogue you create for your character should seamlessly fit the character’s personality and help move the story.
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5 Steps to Follow Before Self-Publishing Your Book | ePublish a Book

5 Steps to Follow Before Self-Publishing Your Book | ePublish a Book | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
So, you are done writing your book and ready to self-publish it. Congratulations! Tap yourself on the shoulder. Not many people have made it so far. However,...
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Journey of a Romance Writer: Wednesday Writing Tip ~ 4/11

Journey of a Romance Writer: Wednesday Writing Tip ~ 4/11 | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
More #editing tips on this week's Writing Tip http://t.co/P9T7gWMq #blog #writing...
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9 Tricks to Writing Suspense Fiction | Melissa Foster | Women's Fiction Author | One woman's journey, her daughter's will to survive, and a c

9 Tricks to Writing Suspense Fiction | Melissa Foster | Women's Fiction Author | One woman's journey, her daughter's will to survive, and a c | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Tips for great suspense writing http://t.co/ROzDtBzz...
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The Other Side of the Story: What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Motivations

The Other Side of the Story: What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Motivations | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Tips on showing character motivations: http://t.co/LO6ZOQx8 #writing...
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10 Things You Don't Know About Publishing a Children's Book | WritersDigest.com

10 Things You Don't Know About Publishing a Children's Book | WritersDigest.com | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
While publishing a children's book may be challenging, it can be done. Get advice on writing for children as well as insight into children's book publishing.
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How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles

How to improve your writing in 15 minutes | Articles | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
A quarter-hour a day can bolster your skill; just be diligent.
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3 Questions You Must Ask Your Characters — A Guest Post by C. S. Lakin

3 Questions You Must Ask Your Characters — A Guest Post by C. S. Lakin | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Do you talk to your characters? Should you? If you’re going to write a truly believable novel, then you need to know your characters to the core of their souls.
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Harper Lee's sister gives glimpses of reclusive author's life

Harper Lee's sister gives glimpses of reclusive author's life | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Alice Finch Lee tells documentary maker Mary McDonagh Murphy that her sister 'grew up quite the little tomboy' (RT @brainpicker: A glimpse of Harper Lee's life from the recursive author's sister, who recently turned 100 http://t.co/HrrUHG8q...)...
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Quick Tips On Publishing And Marketing. Joanna Penn Interviewed By PubSlush

Quick Tips On Publishing And Marketing. Joanna Penn Interviewed By PubSlush | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
In this interview, Erin Eber from PUBSLUSH Press interviews me about publishing and book marketing.
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The Alchemy of Writing: Beginning a New Novel: Writer's Limbo

The Alchemy of Writing: Beginning a New Novel: Writer's Limbo | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
Beginning a New Novel: Writer's Limbo. There's something exciting and fearful about the blank page: it is both open and closed. Open to possibility, open to the moment of discovery, open to the potential of a new creation, but ...
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Double Your Traffic: 8 Steps to Becoming a Guest Post Rockstar ...

Double Your Traffic: 8 Steps to Becoming a Guest Post Rockstar ... | The Writing Wench | Scoop.it
You've conquered the mocking cursor and those blog post ideas are coming fast and furiously. You finish typing just a few more words annnnd...hit.
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