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How to Know When You are Boring Your Reader to Tears

Ever wondered why your books maybe aren’t getting purchased? Finding an agent to rep them? Or just plain and simply catching on? There are a ton of reasons why books don’t connect. Timing, luck, voice, content, etc. Some of these

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Vulnerable Characters: How to Write Compelling Characters

What makes a character so compelling you have to laugh and cry with them through the book’s adventures? That you get so involved in it all that the author creates a fan instantaneously? One of the things that really works–particularly

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How to Write a Killer Ending

Wrapping up a seventy thousand word journey in a way where everything feels completed and leaves the reader feeling satisfied is a definite balancing act. Too much wrap up? Barf. Who wants that nice bow double knotted? Get it done

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Two Quick Character Tips to Improve Your Writing

I love quick and easy writing tips that I can apply right now and improve my writing just like that. Those little things that are easy to overlook but can give your writing a boost whether it’s making you more

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5 Redundancies Hiding in Your Writing

We love our words. We love to use the right ones in the right places. And sometimes we get a little Dickenish and babble on, not realizing we are redundant. Here are five ways redundancy might be sneaking into your

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Why Cheerleaders Rock the Writing World

Do you have a cheerleader in your life? Someone who is trustworthy and always on your team? Who always has encouragement and kind words? Who will bring you pieces of whatever it is you need? Someone who is intrigued by

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