by Victor Salinas
A new year signals a new beginning.
While the change of the calendar year is really nothing more than a formality, it can, in fact, be a powerful symbol in the human mind.
Most of us make resolutions at the end of each year. We promise ourselves and those close to us that we will strive to make a better, happier us.
So for all of us writers, here are five great things you can do in 2016 for your writing.
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by Larry Kahaner
Thanks for sending us your manuscript. The plot is unique, the characters are compelling and the writing is top notch. It’s one of the best books we’ve ever read. Unfortunately, it’s not right for us.
Best Regards, The Publisher
Continue reading Five Reasons You Can’t Get Your Novel Published – And Why It’s Not Your Fault
by Whitney Carter
Like a lot of my how to pieces here, this one came from my own developing of a fight scene. I used to be really good at writing them as a teenager. I used short, choppy and frequently fragmented sentences to develop the abrupt feel of a fight, choosing active words and keeping dialogue and description to a minimum unless the need to describe an object or wound arose.
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by Vincent Mars
Wouldn’t it be wonderful for your children and grandchildren to read your blog? Okay, maybe not all of it, but your best posts, those which have touched upon matters that are precious to you, or that have informed, entertained, or enlightened others.
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by Meg Dowell
Too many times, I have found myself trapped in book discussions with people who do not seem to grasp the concept of writing to the emotions.
Continue reading This Is Why You Hated the Ending to That Book