How Does Book Publishing Work?

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Writing and revising a manuscript is a huge accomplishment. However, it’s just the beginning when it comes to the process of publishing your book. There are many ways for books to come into the world. Which is best for you will depend on your goals, budget, and several other factors. Understanding the steps it takes […]

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Should You Get an MFA? What You Need to Know

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If you have a desire to become an author, you’ve probably wondered whether you should get an MFA in creative writing. After all, a lot of the professional writing advice you can find online encourages you to learn as much as you can about the craft and the business behind it. However, especially in the […]

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7 Writing Newsletters You Should Subscribe to

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Sure, emails can be annoying. Filling up your inbox every day with dozens of promotions and marketing content isn’t ideal. However, you may want to reconsider when it comes to writing newsletters. Newsletters often contain valuable resources that can help you improve your craft, find publication opportunities, and even pin down your next read. Being […]

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9 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

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New year’s resolutions tend to get a bad rap. Most people focus on what they didn’t achieve, and it’s pretty rare to hear anyone talk about actually accomplishing what they set out to do on January first. However, setting goals for the coming months is still a popular tradition, including for practiced and aspiring writers. […]

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Scrivener Review: Format, Outline, and Write Like a Pro

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There are almost as many tools of the writing trade as there are writers. Journals, typewriters, loose sheets of paper, index cards, outlines, story boards, Microsoft Word, smart phones, desktops, coffee shop napkins, Google Docs, laptops, Pinterest boards – you get the idea. Despite this great variety in personal preference, I believe Scrivener is an […]

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Why You Need a Daily Routine

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It’s easy to understand why some people avoid routine. Choosing to do the same tasks at the same time day after day might remove some of the spontaneity that keeps life interesting. Most aren’t too keen on self-imposed boredom. However, creating routines for yourself can drastically improve your life. While going with the flow might […]

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