by Phoebe Quinn
If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that being a full-time writer, a fully-fledged author, is one of your dream scenarios. Working for yourself and doing what you love – it couldn’t get better.
Unfortunately, most of us have a day job, and it may not be that great.
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First of all, it goes without saying, but all artists and/or writers should have more than just one thing that inspires them.
If you only have one major inspiration, then your creative works will just end up being an inferior copy of that one thing. So, although I’ll be talking about how to find your “main inspiration” or “largest influence”, this should only be one inspiration out of many.
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by Lauren Sapala
In the past few years, trilogies have become all the rage. Whether you write sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or some other kind of speculative fiction, you’ve probably heard that everyone wants to read trilogies these days and everyone is writing trilogies these days.
This can create problems for writers who despair of having a story in them that’s long enough to span three novels, and who also doubt their ability to sustain interest in one project for that long of a time.
Continue reading A Better Way to Use Worldbuilding, Backstory, and Multiple POV to Write a Kick Ass Series
by Lindsey Richardson
Beginnings were never meant to be easy… or impossible. Beginnings are perhaps the hardest parts about writing a novel. And whether you’re finishing your current novel or already completed it and ready for the next, the best thing an author can do is always think about their next novel. It’s one of the many keys to success. Without your next release, how will you gain more readers? How will your current fanbase return or remember you? The next novel is always something we need to think about in the back of our mind.
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by Tonya R. Moore
I think we call all agree that getting feedback on our writing is very important. Most of the time—whether it’s positive or negative, feedback serves to encourage or help us grow.
We can learn a lot from negative feedback but this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes it makes more sense to simply ignore negative feedback.
Here are three examples of instances in which we really need to just ignore negative feedback:
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by Dan DeBaun at bizjournals
Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) opened a new prototype concept store in the Edina Galleria Shopping Center [Minnesota] on Tuesday, featuring a bar and restaurant.
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