Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Best Ways to Get Published

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
Image source ? by Laura Peters Every writer has a story to tell, and all they want to do is share that story with the world. There was a time when, if you…

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Getting in the Money Mindset: A Basic Financial Plan for New Authors

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kate Colby Back when I first discussed my goal of full-time authorship (and again when I reflected on my first full year as a published author), a few readers expressed interest in learning more…

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How I Use “Soundtracks” To Help Me Write When I’m Not Writing

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? by Matt Frick “The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack.” How many of those do you own? I know I owned a few soundtracks on cassette tape when I was growing up. Some of these…

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Write Like You’re Seven Years Old Again

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? by Meg Dowell “When I begin my work with a period of play … I tend to like the result.” – Monica Guzman, columnist (Hustle Economy, p. 93) When you first started…

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Writers: Why You Need to Learn How to Give a Good Critique

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? by Mary Kate Pagano I’ve written before about where to find critique partners but I wanted to touch on something just as important… … namely why you should be a good critique partner yourself. A good…

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The Secret Schedules of Great Authors

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Andrea Lundgren As I writer, I’m always curious about how other writers write. And much of what I’ve read on this subject is daunting: write every day, write even when you…

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What Am I Supposed to Write?

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? by Cátia Isabel Silva Have you ever asked yourself if you should write about something or if it is a bad idea? That’s probably one of the major unanswered questions of every…

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Writing Tips/Insights #11: The Rewriting Process

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? Following on from my post on first drafts, I was going to do a post on second drafts and then so on and so forth, but after much consideration, (and by much…

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Pens Meeting Report 16 May 2017

Our guest at today’s meeting was Janet Loverseed, a friend of Val’s, her topic being ‘Getting Published’. Janet introduced herself highlighting her journey into publishing which was mainly related to poetry but with a substantial content which could be related … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Backstory

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Josh Langston Of all the story-writing sins committed by beginning writers, by far the worst consists of dumping a trailer-load of backstory on the unsuspecting reader. Fortunately, this error becomes clear…

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