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What I Wish Someone Told Me

by Suzanne D. Williams I got it into my head to write fiction one afternoon, and I wish someone had sat me down and given me “the talk.” I’m not sure I would have listened. Anyone enthusiastic about a new project goes deaf, at first. You know how it is, you become an expert inside of […]

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The Write Stuff with Parker J. Cole: Interview Time!

by Mary C. Findley Parker J. Cole has a radio show called The Write Stuff. It exists specifically to encourage and showcase writers of all kinds. Earlier this year she asked many authors to join a group to help her line up guests for her show. I had wanted to do this for […]

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Dealing with Doubt 3/25/2019

by Suzanne D. Williams I sat down to write my thoughts and realized after struggling through a few paragraphs that I’d written the topic before and much more eloquently. Such is the life of writing blog articles. So, though the portion below is several years old, its truths still hold, and I hope […]

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An Easy Way To Write Scenes

by Suzanne D. Williams I taught myself how to write, developing a method over time that, though unusual by some standards, really worked for me. I do what I’ve recently heard called “writing in the dark.” Without an outline or character charts, without backstory, I take the barest concept for a story, sit down, and write. This makes […]

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Writing is Hard Work

by Suzanne D. Williams Being honest, there are a lot of bad books out there. I never realized how many until searching the book sale lists daily. Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of good books as well. And excellent writers. But, though there is something to be said for having a gift […]

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Sucess For You Isn’t Success for Me

by Parker J. Cole

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Encouragement for Writers

by Precarious Yates I have heard from so many writers recently who feel like they can’t go on. It’s a long hard marathon, and when you have little support, it feels interminable. “Should I keep going?” “Is my writing even good enough?” “What is the point if all anyone wants to read is smut?” […]

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Author Video Interview–: Writing Tips

by Lisa M. Prysock Hello Grace and Faith for You family!  This interview quickly covers topics concerning beta readers, proofreaders, editors, and book covers.  I hope you will find the information useful and helpful to you on your writing and reading journey.    I can’t stress enough about how important it is to find […]

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Four steps for avoiding the pitfalls we face while writing with clarity and brevity

by Precarious Yates The secret to good writing is to write with both brevity and clarity. Along the road to this combination are a number of pitfalls to avoid. At the same time, there are myriad ways to achieve the goal. This clarity and brevity combo doesn’t mean that everything has to sound […]

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The Thinnest Thread

by Staci Stallings I think people who don’t write have a notion about how the process goes.  They think that a writer gets an idea, mostly fully formed, then they sit down and plot the book out, crafting all the twists and turns on paper before they ever start writing.  The writing is of course an idyllic […]

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