Prewriting: How to Make a Plot Outline
Before you even put pen to paper, set your novel up for success with this flow-chart plot outline technique. Includes a free outlining worksheet.

I recognize that there are a lot of writers who enjoy writing by the seat of their pants. Aka, Pantsers. I can see the lure of it; it’s like being a biker on the open road. No map = complete freedom to go wherever you feel. Nothing but you and the thrill of the ride. […]

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Prewriting: What to Do Before Starting Your Novel
Ready to start your novel? Set yourself up for success with these prewriting methods to research & develop your story before you even put pen to paper.

Think you’re ready to start that novel? Not quite! When I wrote my best-selling, award-winning novels, I developed a process of prewriting research & development before I even put pen to paper. This is a sure-fire way to set your novel up for success (and make the actual writing of it a whole heck of […]

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Why You Should Write What You Know
Write What You Know: Memoir-Writing Techniques and Tips for Writers

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of memoirs, and it occurred to me that the reason they leave such an impact is because they are told with authenticity. Because the writers themselves thought and felt and experienced the very things they wrote about. I one time heard the phrase “Write what you know,” and, like […]

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Writers
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I think we as writers tend to forget that we’re not just writers; we are small business owners, trying to promote our product (our book/writing). And in this rapidly changing digital world, an online & social media presence is vital for your book’s success. I attended a social media marketing conference given by Corey Perlman with NSA […]

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What Medium is Right for Your Story? A Guide to Different Forms of Storytelling by E.M. Welsh
Storytelling|E.M. Welsh

As writers, it’s easy to get caught up in what feels comfortable. We feel confident in what we’re doing, everything seems to go smoothly and there’s no doubt in our mind that what we’re writing is something good. Why would we want to ruin this feeling by intentionally making ourselves uncomfortable? Unfortunately, the only way […]

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5 Inspirational Movies for Writers
5 Inspirational Movies for Writers

I don’t know about you, but there have been time where I’ve felt like my writing dream was looked down upon as not being significant or meaningful. I mean, being a writer isn’t exactly like being a doctor or a firefighter or a member of the Coast Guard or a volunteer at an orphanage in […]

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