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Why Workshop? The Benefits of a Fresh Perspective

Why Workshop? The Benefits of a Fresh Perspective by Matthew Howard “Workshop” often means a paid seminar or a creative writing session, but today we look at a different kind of workshop: local groups of writers meeting to read each … Continue reading

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Contemporary, Literary, or Commercial: What Type of Writer Am I?

Contemporary, Literary, or Commercial: What Type of Writer Am I? by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. At a recent meeting of one of my writers critique groups, a short story I had submitted for review and feedback was gently criticized for … Continue reading

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How do you know when you’re done?

How do you know when you’re done? by Patrick Hodges I can’t put enough quotation marks around the word “done” in the title to emphasize my point, so I won’t even try. If you’re like me, you’re your own worst … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Beta Reader

What to Look for in a Beta Reader by T.M. Williams In many ways, finding the right beta reader1 is almost as challenging as finding the right publisher. But are beta readers even necessary? No. There are plenty of best-selling … Continue reading

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Now that NaNoWriMo is over, what’s next?

Now that NaNoWriMo is over, what’s next? by Lori Beasley Bradley   For those of you who got a full first draft on paper, Huzzah! For those of you who gave it your all but didn’t quite get there: Good … Continue reading

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