What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

Every writer has a "voice." It's a unique signature that combines the use of diction, punctuation, and syntax. In fiction, it also includes having a specific dialogue style, and character development. In non-fiction, it generally comprises of owning a distinctive viewpoint, framework, and paradigm. What is an author's "voice" anyway? Is this "voice" identical with writing style? How can a new writer cultivate his or her own unique voice? If you already have an author's voice, what can you do to polish it and take it to the next level?

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Why Mindset is Important for a Writer

Why Mindset is Important for a Writer

It takes hard work and the right mindset to be the best "you" possible. Thankfully, you can change your mindset – you just need to be willing to try.

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Best Christmas Books Ever Written

Best Christmas Books Ever Written

'Tis the season, folks! We've got a list of the 25 best Christmas books ever written. Take a look and let us know if your favorite made the cut.

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Anthropomorphism & Personification: What's the Difference?

Anthropomorphism & Personification: What's the Difference?

Anthropomorphism and personification both ascribe human qualities to inanimate or living things like animals or clocks. They’re used differently, however, in literature, movies, music, and other creative venues. We take a look at the differences between them.

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Serialize Your Novel on Medium

Serialize Your Novel on Medium

Looking for a unique way to bring your book to a new audience? Try serializing it on Medium! All you need is a free Medium account to get started.

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Does Your Story Need an Epilogue?

Does Your Story Need an Epilogue?

To epilogue or not to epilogue – that is the question. Should you use an epilogue to wrap up your story, or is that just overkill? We discuss.

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Put On Your Author Hat: First Steps for Writers Becoming a Business

Put On Your Author Hat: First Steps for Writers Becoming a Business

From establishing a business mindset and creating a website to connecting with your readers, here are the beginner steps to creating your author platform.

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What Does the Writer's Life Really Look Like?

What Does the Writer's Life Really Look Like?

Want to enjoy the perks of the writer's life? Start here.

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Holding Back Your Backstory

Holding Back Your Backstory

Many readers struggle to figure out how much backstory is too much. DailyWritingTips explores this topic on their blog.

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What is the Snowflake Writing Method?

What is the Snowflake Writing Method?

Is the snowflake novel-writing method right for you? Here's why it's worth a try.

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