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New Year Resolutions for Writers - The Best Kind to Make and How to Keep Them


On the first day of a bright and shiny new year, stretching out ahead of us full of possibilities, it's so easy to feel a sense of determination. ("This year I'm DOING it! I'm going to write a book / lose weight / take more time for myself.

The Power of Punctuation


Punctuation, when used creatively, is powerful. Note, however, that when I say 'when used creatively', I don't mean that you can make up the rules.

Writing the KAIZEN Way


Over the past eight years or so, I have tutored thousands of writing students. They come in all flavours: retirees who at last have time to satisfy a dream; young mothers who want a job they can do at home; bored workers who feel their creativity is being stifled by their existing careers.

Who Said That? Making Dialogue Crystal Clear


Recently, I was hunting for a book that would simply entertain me. I didn't want to have to ponder about 'who dun it'.

Vary Your Writing Style and Win Readers


First drafts are for getting down the ideas. Anna Jacobs calls the first draft the 'dirty draft'.

How Long is a Chapter?


How long should your chapters be?I can't resist..

Permission NOT To Write


Quite a few years ago, I enrolled in a Degree in Criminal Justice. My main reason for doing so was my interest in reading and writing crime and mystery fiction.

Make Your Readers Cry


You know, I really hate it when someone catches me crying over a book.I surreptitiously dab at the corners of my eyes with a finger.

Frequently Asked Questions from Writers


1. What Is A Premise?A premise is the point you have to prove in your novel.

The Cost of Being a Writer


You are the only one who knows what being a writer means to you.You are the only one who knows whether you consider it to be a career, or a pleasant hobby.

6 Ways to Jump-Start Your Writing Day


1. PLAY A GAME LIKE SOLITAIRE.

A Writers Tools


If you are like most writers, you're constantly searching for tips on technique that will help you to increase your chances of publication. You eagerly pounce on articles that tell you how to plot better, write better and sell better.

Every Result is an Asset


Not long ago, I went to an Internet Marketing Seminar. One of the speakers was John Reese, a man who set the Internet world abuzz in August 2004 by achieving the amazing result of just over a million dollars worth of sales in 18 hours.

3 Quick Tips on Plotting Your Book


Plotting a book can seem an overwhelming task when you're just starting out, but it does get easier when you understand various plotting strategies.Here are 3 quick tips that could be all you need to get you started: One: You'll find it useful to analyse published books.

8 Quick Tips on Creating Vivid, Memorable Characters


These 8 tips on using characters in your stories will help you make sure that readers are involved with your story people right from the start.Tip 1: Make sure that the reader knows as early as possible who the viewpoint character is in any scene. More Articles from Writing Information:
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