Do You Need to Build Your Author Platform Before You Write Your Book?

Do You Need to Build Your Author Platform Before You Write Your Book?

Having an author platform will get you nowhere if you don't have an actual book to promote. Here's how to build a platform without sacrificing your writing time.

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Webinar Replay: Thinking Like a Publisher: Insider Secrets for Indie Authors That Will Set You Apart From The Rest With Alexa Bigwarfe

Webinar Replay: Thinking Like a Publisher: Insider Secrets for Indie Authors That Will Set You Apart From The Rest With Alexa Bigwarfe

Do you want to make sure your book is produced and launched AS IF it was done by a publisher? On October 1, Alexa Bigwarfe shared all the secrets that you'll want to uncover before publishing your next book in a live webinar. Watch the replay now!

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Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

Avoiding Deus Ex Machina: How to Create a Satisfying Payoff in Your Novel

Storytelling doesn't have to be ultra efficient, but it does need to make sense. If you've ever watched the ending of a movie and thought "that was convenient," it probably used deus ex machina. Avoid sudden twists of fate and learn how to set up the payoffs in your novel with these tips and examples.

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Writing Advice from Jenna Moreci: The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Writing Advice from Jenna Moreci: The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Author and writing guru Jenna Moreci explains the top 10 most common writing quirks and how to fix them in her latest video. Here's how you can use ProWritingAid to find and fix these writing mistakes.

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Writing Loglines: How to Hook Readers, Agents, or Editors Every Time

Writing Loglines: How to Hook Readers, Agents, or Editors Every Time

Loglines are an essential tool for pitching to agents, editors, or film producers. But what is a logline? Why do you need one? And where does it fit in the normal flow of overall story development? Find out in our FREE training with Story Development expert, Jeff Lyons.

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5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Writer with Chronic Illness

5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Writer with Chronic Illness

There's plenty of great writing advice out there, but much of it doesn't work for writers living with chronic illness and chronic pain. Here's how to make writing work for you.

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Why Everyone Should Tell Better Stories

Why Everyone Should Tell Better Stories

Stories have been with us since the beginning of time. Before the written word, if you wanted to pass information to the next generation, you told a story. The same is true today. We’re all storytellers. Storytelling is a skill anyone can learn and it’s one you need for both speaking and writing. Here’s how to hone your skills and captivate others’ attention.

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Online Writing Event with Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins

Online Writing Event with Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins

21 time New York Times bestselling author Jerry Jenkins joined us for a live webinar where he answered writers questions about his process, how to get started when you're stuck, and how to make your readers really care about your characters. Watch the replay now.

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Never Face Writing Overwhelm Again with Creative Kanban

Never Face Writing Overwhelm Again with Creative Kanban

Does your workflow feel complicated or overwhelming? Simplify your writing process and never wonder where to pick up your projects again with the Creative Kanban system.

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Create Your Own Holden Caulfield: 5 Tips on Writing Character Like J.D. Salinger

Create Your Own Holden Caulfield: 5 Tips on Writing Character Like J.D. Salinger

Writing young adult fiction? Here's how to create compelling characters like Holden Caulfield.

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Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

Beat Writers Block and Write Your Novel With This Novel Writing Roadmap

Writing a novel is a long, hard slog, but following this roadmap will help you to avoid wasted time staring at blank screens, going down blind alleys and writing dozens of scenes that have no place in the final novel. Get started today!

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How to Write Authentic Settings for Your Novel

How to Write Authentic Settings for Your Novel

"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.

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Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? Here’s Why You Should Be a Little of Both!

Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? Here’s Why You Should Be a Little of Both!

How often have you heard writers asking one another if they’re a “Plotter or Pantser?” Here's why we should stop the debate – and just be both!

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Big Cast: How to Write Stories with Many Characters

Big Cast: How to Write Stories with Many Characters

Writing a story with a huge cast? Here are some tips on managing all those characters, and the plotlines they inevitably create.

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Writing Fiction? Watch Out for These 10 Common Mistakes

Writing Fiction? Watch Out for These 10 Common Mistakes

Struggling from a case of writer's block or wondering what's blocking you on the path to publication? Read on to ensure that you're not making any of these fatal writing errors...

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