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Writing Process

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How to Throw a Book Launch Party

A book launch party is an excellent way to debut your newest novel to the world.  For those who are household names or have support of a large, traditional publisher, the party is probably thrown on your behalf.  For independent authors or those who don’t have a publisher’s support, the burden of throwing a party […]

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Writing Retreats: What Are They Are and How to Find Them

Writing retreats are opportunities for writers to sequester themselves away and accomplish one goal – writing.  Some retreats are held in conjunction with writers conferences and workshops while others are less formals. No matter the type of retreat, you will travel and get a change of scenery that hopefully will help spark your creativity. The […]

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Grants for Writers: What Are They and How to Find Them

Were you aware that grants are available for writers?  Grants are funds given to businesses, government entities and nonprofit organizations for a specific purpose.  Let’s examine where you can find grants for writers. Arts Writers Grant Program The grant supports new and emerging writers with a literary style and is awarded annually.  Grants are awarded […]

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A List of Writing Organizations

If you’re an author, chances are you’ve given some thought to joining writing organizations, if you haven’t already.  The question is:  Which organizations are the best to join.  Here is a list to point you in the right direction: American Society of Journalists and Authors This organizations specializes in nonfiction writers.  It is open mainly […]

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Critique Groups for Writers

Critique groups are an invaluable resource for aspiring and established writers alike.  These groups can be online or meet face-to-face, but either way they provide a valuable service.  Why are critique groups for writers so useful? “As writers, we are generally voracious readers as well,” the website Writing Craft explains. “You may not realize it, […]

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Avoiding Anxiety and Self Doubt While Writing

Writers are perhaps among the most self-conscious people I know.  It may have something to do with writers putting a bit of themselves into their stories or feeling so close to their work that it is like exposing one’s soul to others.  Whatever the cause, many scribes experience anxiety and self doubt while writing. No […]

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Where to Write? Is There Really a Best Place to Write?

Where is the best place to write?  If you’re an author or aspiring author, you’ve no doubt been asked this question, often by colleagues.  The answer isn’t that simple.  It’s very much a personal choice based on where the writer is the most comfortable and productive. The internet is full of advice on where an […]

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Origins of Angel Surnames: Accuracy in Historical Fiction Writing

In the course of writing Angel of Mercy, I did some research into the origin of the family’s surnames. This is what I found out: Bartlette – English with some pockets in Scotland Steward – Scottish-English Goodwin – English Grey – Anglo-Saxon Taylor – English with French origins Winthrop – from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Appleton […]

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The Writing Process: My Novel and Me

Conventional wisdom says there are multiple steps in the creative writing process. These steps can vary depending on the type of project and who is writing the steps. Most often the steps are some variation of Prewriting Writing Revising Editing Publishing My own fiction writing process looks like this: The Idea Stage: This is where […]

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