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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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The Pro Rookie: Your Editor. Your Friend by Liz Crowe

I will never forget the moment. There it was. Fat and sassy, glowing in my inbox like a beacon. My first edit of the first manuscript I ever got accepted anywhere. It was, no doubt, chock full of amaze-balls comments and glowing “where have you been all my reading...

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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Dealing with Opinions by Sally J. Walker

The purpose of language is to communicate with another human being.  Beyond this fundamental concept, the storyteller tries to trigger reader/audience thought associations so they will vicariously experience the characters’ experiences and emotions.   Sometimes that...

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