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Writers, Ready to Write Naked?

The holiday season may be over but the fervor of LET’S DO THIS is still in everyone’s veins. You guys are all ready to show 2018 who’s boss, right? We want to help, so we’re giving away a writerly pair … Continue reading

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Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Therapist (Mental Health)

Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading

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Owning Your Writing Career in 2018

For writers with a desire to draft, edit, or complete a book, the New Year is a shining beacon of hope and productivity. For 90% of the writing population, the first couple of weeks of January are a feverish haze … Continue reading

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Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Deep Sea Diver

Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to necessity. In your story, they might be trying to get that job or … Continue reading

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Best of the Best: Free Resources to Power Up Your Writing

It doesn’t take many visits to see that providing writers with what they need to succeed is pretty serious business around here. And because the ‘ol pocketbook can be a bit flat this time of year, we wanted to shine … Continue reading

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Three Powerful Techniques To Harness A Reader’s Curiosity

Psychology has spent over a century studying human behavior; our emotions, thoughts, needs and wants, what draws us in and what pushes us away. This means psychology can teach us a lot about our stories, our characters, and how to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Writers Helping Writers

Hi everyone, It’s time for us to close down the year with holiday wishes and our thanks for making 2017 a fantastic year. We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends, get some good reading time in, and … Continue reading

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Critiques 4 U!

You guys! Guess who’s the birthday girl? ANGELA ACKERMAN! Even on her special day, she is a gift to me and to so many of you, I know. So if you see her around social media, please wish her a … Continue reading

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So What’s Your Book About?, or, Creating the Perfect Elevator Pitch

You may think that elevator pitches are only for high-tech startups, job hunters, or Hollywood screenwriters, but being able to succinctly summarize your book in a very short space is a skill that every writer must master. The elevator pitch … Continue reading

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Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Midwife

Before we dive into today’s entry, let me quickly remind everyone that we’re giving away a print copy of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus at Goodreads. Enter by 12/21 to win a free copy! Jobs are as important for our characters … Continue reading

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