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Recover from Black Friday by Making Good Art

November 30, 2021

The antidote for the creative person to recover from Black Friday is to make good art. For writers, this…

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Writers Holiday Gift Guide: Support Creativity in the Gifts You Give

November 22, 2021

Supporting creativity through the gifts you give is a gift for both the giver and for the receiver. Our…

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Is Your YA Protagonist a Sandwich, a Muffin, or a Cupcake?

November 21, 2021

by Rebecca Hales. Carbo loading and novel writing definitely go together (probably much more than we’d like), but a…

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Sex and Swearing: How You Know You’re Writing YA Fiction

November 14, 2021

by Rebecca Hales. If you’re writing a novel for the under-18 crowd, it’s a good idea to pause to…

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Is My Story Memoir Worthy?

November 1, 2021

  Writers question all the time whether their stories are worthy of memoir. If you know that telling your…

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Perfectionism, Permission, and Pleasure in Writing

October 25, 2021

  Recently I sat down to talk about writing with Thea Sutton, author of recently released historical novel, The…

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Protecting the Innocent: Using Disclaimers in Memoir

October 15, 2021

Modern memoir writers issue disclaimers in their books indicating how they’ve dealt with aspects of the genre and protected…

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How to Tell Your Story (& Maintain Your Relationships): Memoir, Novel, or Autofiction

September 28, 2021

Memoir is a valuable literary container for a writer to arrive at clarity, closure, and insight  and serves as…

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The Power of Book Clubs for Women Writers

September 20, 2021

by Thea Sutton. Consider this: Women are the driving force behind the book world, accounting for a staggering 80%…

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Unplugging: How Writers Do It

August 19, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. The conventional idea of people needing to “unplug” shows just how closely aligned to machines we…

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