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Any writer who thinks spewing a first draft will be sufficient is delusional. You may tap out those original words with passion and excitement, but eventually you must reread with a critical eye. Does that sentence/speech/paragraph/page make sense? Does it create an...read more
Congratulations SavvyAuthors! Pitch results are in, please see below. Many of our gracious Agents/Editors have praised the quality of our pitches, so keep up the good work! We hope you enjoyed the SavvyAuthors Prepare, Pitch, and Publish event. Considering joining...read more
I was asked to “write something about writing” and I started to think. I would like to talk about my work and to pass on a few tips to other aspiring writers. But I often feel like writing is not a “real” skill. One of my best friends can paint and draw, really well...read more
Visual design is subjective, so explaining what makes a “good” cover is difficult. For instance, there are a lot of covers that have a good looking, professional design, but they aren’t visually to my taste or aren’t for a genre that I read. The challenge with book...read more
Internal conflict is what happens when a character wants two things that are mutually exclusive. Sometimes the conflict will be something big: perhaps your heroine is in love with George but also lusts after Fred, and she’s unable to choose which man she wants...read more
I write best first thing in the morning. When you are writing for a deadline, sometimes the story either takes longer, or you get distracted with either other work or other issues like family. We all get there eventually, even the best of us plotters. At some point in...read more