All posts tagged writing tips

Dealing With All The Junk

by Suzanne D. Williams I read a piece of writing advice that has been helpful to me. The writer gave instruction on how to introduce backstory and avoid the dreaded info-dump. In case, you aren’t familiar with this term, an “info-dump” is exactly what the name suggests—barraging the reader with too much information, or set-up, at once. Suddenly, they don’t […]

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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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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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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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A Couple of Quick Tips to get Ready for Nano

by Parker J. Cole

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Answering Two Questions

by Parker J. Cole What do you say to the charge that men can’t write romances that women will like, and how will you tempt guys to read your books?

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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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Back to Basics

by Suzanne D. Williams I wrote a post last month where I lamented my inability to read without editing the material. Rather than be complaisant and continue on as I am, though, I decided to, at least, put forth the effort to overcome my problem. Alas . . . do authors still say “alas?” . . […]

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Shouting Out Your Name

by Ruth O’Neil Social media can be a very powerful marketing tool, or it can be an annoyance to the people you are trying to reach. There’s a fine line. I admit that I joined a lot of groups hoping to share and find all sorts of buyers for my books. I probably annoyed at least some […]

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A Public Confession

by Suzanne D. Williams I just want to read a book. Reading makes better writers, they say. But writing has made me a horrible reader. I remember reading for the fun of it, losing my day amidst the pages of some novel . . . 200,000 words or more. Now, I can’t manage 1,000 without […]

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