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Avoid This Publication Pitfall | #IWSG

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August 1 question for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?         This is a hard question for me to answer as I am still in the midst of my publication journey. I can speak towards the pitfalls of where […]

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Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist

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Never let ‘Writer’s Block’ slow your progress, and break your confidence again.   Writer’s block has plagued all writers, and it hits you when you least expect it. This doesn’t need to be a big, bad, terrible thing – look at it as a learning experience. This is the time for you to get in […]

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Reading is Important for Writers – But Not Why You Think

  Everyone who asks for writing advice is told to read more. Reading is how you will learn to craft beautiful sentences, engaging scenes, and solid plot structure. A variety of writing styles exist in the market and reading books from many authors will expose you to these – allowing you to find a style […]

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Scenes So Good Your Readers Cry

Writing riveting scenes for your book is no easy task – there are cliches to avoid, emotions that need to be felt, and a plot line to move forward. If the scenes that you have written so far seem a little lack lustre, you are not alone my friend. The ultimate goal of every scene […]

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Do You Really Need an Outline for your Novel?

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We learn how to create an outline when we are in elementary school – it’s been ingrained into us as necessary, but is it something you really have to do in order to create an amazing story? Whether you should outline your novel or not isn’t such a black and white answer, it really depends […]

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