Tag Archives: Writer’s Digest

e-Book Alert

From time to time, with the goal of keeping us all up to date and in tune with what’s happening in publishing, I like to give a heads up on awards and contest that might prove of interest. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Conference Tips

Attending a writing conference can be so exciting and empowering! It’s also a wonderful way to signal to yourself and to those around you that you are committed to writing dangerously and taking your work to the next level. That’s … Continue reading

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Publishing Package

Feeling lucky? Have a book that you would love to write and see published? If so, then you might want to check out an upcoming contest I was just alerted to. It’s being sponsored by a trio of reputable resources: … Continue reading

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First Impression

“If we like a character, then we want to see her do well and we’re willing to follow her around and invest our time and interest in rooting her on in her struggle. But it’s important we know some essentials … Continue reading

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Story Sketching

Some of us like to know where we’re going and some of us like surprises. I remember reading that John Grisham, for example, meticulously plots his novels from beginning to end. Before he starts writing, it’s not unusual for him … Continue reading

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“Unputdownable” Stories

At a recent conference, William Bernhardt, a writing instructor and author of the popular Ben Kincaid legal thriller series outlined seven elements that he believes make for page-turning fiction. A Writer’s Digest online article by managing editor Adrienne Crezo captured … Continue reading

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Getting Started

“It’s the start that stops most people.” Dr. Rob Gilbert This is one of my all-time favorite quotes from my friend and mentor Rob Gilbert’s Success Hotline (973.743.4690). How do we leap over this hurdle and begin to get what … Continue reading

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Self-revision Strategies

Revising can be one of the most demanding stages of any writing project. It can be both frustrating and fulfilling, energizing and exhausting. Having just completed a major revision of my YA novel, I know this firsthand. But overall, I … Continue reading

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