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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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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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