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Writing is caging a jellyfish by A.E. Decker

I suppose that requires more explanation. Many authors talk about their “big idea,” or where they drew inspiration for their novel. I generally think of myself more as someone who glues a lot of little ideas together, but the principle is the same. The truth is, a...

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Shifting Mindset from Hobbyist to Professional

The shifting mindset Initially, most creative writers feel the euphoria of putting fictional people on paper and depicting their actions and thoughts.  The manipulation of language is fun rather than work.  Developing a broader vocabulary, attending to spelling and...

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Why I do NaNoWriMo even though may not Win. by Leslie Dow

It's the most and least wonderful time of the year! We are just a couple of weeks away from November 1, a special date for writers. We all know it, NaNoWriMo, day One, the First Day of Promise. Where you KNOW, you can knock out those 50,000 winning words in 31 days....

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Do we need to Research? by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Do you really have to research what you write? When I think of doing research the first thing that springs to mind is a historical novel. But I have learned in writing a dystopian series as well as sci-fi that research can be necessary for just about anything you...

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The 7 Secrets of the Prolific by Hillary Rettig

Below is a summary of the major points of my book, The Seven Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block. This is the material I have been honored to teach at SavvyAuthors. Our classes always have a...

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