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Common Punctuation Mistakes That Must Be Avoided New!

Punctuation is a very important part of writing, especially when you want to write grammatically correct and purposefully built sentences. However, many times punctuation mistakes occur, which can disrupt the flow and the weight of a sentence. There are some common punctuation mistakes that can be...

Tips for Proofreading Your Manuscript New!

It does not matter if you are thinking about self-publishing your novel or going the traditional publishing route, proofreading your manuscript is very important. By proofreading your manuscript, you will make it look professional and leave a good impression on the literary agent/publisher. Carefully proofreading...

Manic Pixie Dream Girls in Literature New!

There is a plethora of problematic leading ladies in literature, but one notorious trope that goes back further than Shakespeare is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. What exactly is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl?  Before film critic Nathan Rabin coined the term, these girls were basically...

How to Review an Audio Book New!

All book reviewers know how to review paperbacks, hard copies, and digital copies, yet many reviewers hit a road block when it comes to reviewing audio books. This road block is generally caused by not knowing what to write about or include in the review...

Deciding What To Write About New!

The very first step in writing should be deciding what you are going to write about. This should be your first task whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction. It does not matter whether you are writing a book or a blog post. To help make...

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Writing Time New!

Finding time to sit down and write can be a challenge for many authors. It can be especially challenging and even overwhelming when writing isn’t your only job. Therefore, you need to be prepared and make the most out of the writing time you can...

Taking Care of YOU New!

It’s super important to take care of YOU. When you don’t, you won’t have the energy or the focus you need to write powerfully, creatively and efficiently. In fact, if you aren’t doing what you need to do to take care of yourself, writing will...

How To Write A Winning Author Bio New!

What makes a good author profile? What should be included? How long should it be? These are some of the questions often asked when writing an author bio. The author bio is an important part of your book and should be given the attention it...

Research and Inspiration for Sick or Injured Characters New!

 In my article “Creating a Sick or Injured Character in Fiction,” I wrote about how fiction writers decide on what sickness or injury to give to a character, the steps that they follow to choose the injury or sickness, and the research process. However, that...

Creating a Sick or Injured Character in Fiction New!

Many fiction writers decide that a character in their book should be sick or injured in some way. This decision to have an injured or sick character is generally made because the author is going to use the character as a plot point in a...