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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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Think You Don’t Need an Author Website? Think Again.

August 1, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. If you are an author and do not have an author website, let this be your…

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10 Really Good Reasons to Take an Online Writing Course at One Lit Place

July 25, 2021

Updated: our online programs have evolved to suit the needs of writers’ busy schedules and precise project needs. Our…

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Make Peace With “Me”: How to Use Personal Pronouns in Your Writing

July 18, 2021

  Language is an organism: it evolves, accommodates, and shape-shifts depending on the collective culture using it. Some language…

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Weather or Not: When We Write

June 9, 2021

by Jenna Kalinsky. So much depends on the weather: how we plan our days, our moods, and whether we…

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In What Ways Is Writing a Novel Like Losing 55 Pounds? All of Them

May 22, 2021

Tired of not writing your novel? Want to get the junk out of your trunk? Stop torturing yourself by…

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