All posts tagged writing

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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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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Writing What I Need to Know

by Precarious Yates There’s an old adage that says, “Write what you know.” While I understand the importance of this saying, I approach writing from a different paradigm. I write what I need to know. Many of the books I have written have taught me a lot. Last year, I released a book […]

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Why I Write Diverse

by Precarious Yates I didn’t set out to write my books with a diverse cast of characters. After a while, I realized that this theme kept popping up with each book. Diversity wasn’t some trend I picked up on. I grew up in the city, so I was immersed in lots of different […]

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Seven Ways to Fuel Your Writing

by Paulette Harper Every writer needs to be inspired. No matter how many books one has written, there are times when we need a little inspiration to get us going.  Many times I sit at my computer, starting at the blank screen, waiting for words to start flowing. Sometimes they do, sometimes I need […]

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Dear Reader

by Suzanne D. Williams Dear Reader, I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear […]

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Courage in Writing

by Suzanne D. Williams When I decided to write fiction, I didn’t have any idea what I was getting into and, along the way, have learned a few important things about the writing process. The greatest came when I arrived at a scene in my first novel, MISSING. It was a sweet wedding […]

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Writing the Story of Your Life

by Ruth O’Neil “I want to write my life story, but I don’t know where to start.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this statement. Many people have a story to tell. It doesn’t matter that that story will never be on the New York Times best seller list. Maybe […]

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The Art of Reading to Improve Your Writing

by Precarious Yates We can read tons of writing books explaining craft to us, but the single best way to improve our writing skills is by reading stories. Whether these stories are nonfiction or wild fantasy, reading them does something to help writers that few other practices will do. When we read, our […]

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Write, They Said

by Suzanne D. Williams Write, they said. Write your first draft, just jot down the words and don’t look back. Right words. Wrong words. Bad phrases. Poor grammar. Telling, instead of showing. Head hopping. Everything goes as long as the words land on the page. Write, they said. Don’t reread. Don’t correct yourself.  […]

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