Webinar: How to Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way, with Author, Mary Adkins

Webinar: How to Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way, with Author, Mary Adkins

You can save yourself months of frustration by approaching revision with the proper mindset and priorities. Learn an approach to revision that will change your writing life in this free webinar.

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What is it like to do NaNoWriMo? Here is one author's diary

What is it like to do NaNoWriMo? Here is one author's diary

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to write a novel in thirty days? Join author Krystal N. Craiker on her journey through NaNoWriMo 2020.

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The Best Horror Novels of All Time

The Best Horror Novels of All Time

We're sharing 30 horror stories everyone should devour. See which tales set readers' spines tingling, followed by our own top picks.

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5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

5 Brands of Horror and How to Use Them Effectively

Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.

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Get the Most Out of Your Editor by Preparing Your Manuscript First

Get the Most Out of Your Editor by Preparing Your Manuscript First

Are you a new author? Find out the professional steps you should take to prepare a book manuscript for an editor.

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3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

Stealing is wrong, isn't it? But maybe you didn't realize that most successful writers steal when they start out. This is how they developed their voice – and how you can, too.

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Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

"The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish" by Jeff Gerke will change the way you look at writing rules. Check out our book review.

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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

Are you drowning in drafts? In this article, find out how to assign an objective to each draft, how to prepare for that draft and the techniques to use when actually writing it. Read this guide to making each draft count, with projected timescales and a bullet point summary of each stage.

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A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

You've signed up for NaNoWriMo, but now you think 50,000 words in a month seems daunting. Here are seven pieces of advice for surviving National Novel Writing Month from NaNo veteran and volunteer Krystal N. Craiker.

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Prepare Your Logline for Our Live Loglines Lab

Prepare Your Logline for Our Live Loglines Lab

The logline is not your story; but it is the narrative essence of your story that conveys the high concept, the tone, and core emotion of your premise, and does all this in one short sentence (or two).

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Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

NaNoWriMo isn't all about that 50,000 word target. It's also about developing a writing habit that will continue way beyond November. Here's how to use NaNoWriMo to make writing a priority all year round.

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SelfPubCon: Don't Miss This Top Online Conference for Indie Authors

SelfPubCon: Don't Miss This Top Online Conference for Indie Authors

The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon) is an online author conference. It runs free of charge twice yearly, in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors and attracts the cream of self-publishing experts and advisors as speakers and sponsors. #SelfPubCon offers 24 sessions over 24 hours of excellent self-publishing webinars and presentations, so you can watch the conference unfold live, from wherever you are in the world.

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit. Find out what to look for in your writing while editing.

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How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

Creativity seems elusive, especially when you look at the brilliant ideas that successful writers have come up with. Where do those ideas come from? Here are the ways that prolific and creative writers are able to come up with great ideas – and develop them into pure genius.

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