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Why I Love My Critique Group

Why I Love My Critique Group by Katrina Shawver I know without a doubt that my debut book, Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, would not exist in its present form without my writing … Continue reading

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The Joy of Bad First Drafts

The Joy of Bad First Drafts by Brian Flatgard Ernest Hemingway declared most first drafts to be shit, and Anne Lamott famously encourages the shitty first draft. Today I’ll share my experience writing a first draft, and how embracing bad … Continue reading

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Longhand or Computer?

Longhand or Computer? by Barbara Renner Several authors I know prefer to pen their novels the old-fashioned way, with paper and pencil, rather than use a computer. In addition, some famous authors write in longhand instead of using a typewriter … Continue reading

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On Writers’ Critique Groups

On Writers’ Critique Groups by Vaughn Treude When novice writers ask their brethren for advice, we frequently recommend joining a writer’s group. Believe me, it can be very helpful. There are two kinds of fiction writers who resist this advice, … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: 7 Ways to Coax Yourself to Sit Down and Write

The Effective Author: 7 Ways to Coax Yourself to Sit Down and Write © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. You know you can write, but sometimes, you can use coaxing. Here are seven ways to coax … Continue reading

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How to Be Better Than Perfect

How to Be Better Than Perfect by Elizabeth Blake When I was younger and fresh from a high school literature courses, I took other people’s poor grammar seriously. I wanted to speak and write properly and expected other people to … Continue reading

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Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled with the state bird, the Common Loon, … Continue reading

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