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Tips on Avoiding Distractions when Writing New!

As a freelancer, there are many distractions that compete for my attention every day, not forgetting my own work on this list. The interruptions range from something as simple as a phone call to more habits that are harder to drop such as constantly checking...

Overcoming Perfectionism as a Writer New!

Have you ever started on an idea you thought was great, then changed your mind and the first draft found itself in the bin. Then the process continued and more and more drafts followed. It is said that we are our own worst critics. Even...

How Not to Write a Female Character Part 2 New!

Here we take a further look at how to avoid the pitfalls of writing a female protagonist that is cliched or just wrong. If a woman is empowered, she is often portrayed as a man-hater who resents males for their positions of power. This is simply...

How Not to Write a Female Character Part 1 New!

This article is aimed mainly at our more testosterone filled authors but can also apply to female writers who write a cliched female character. There are many articles to help you write a great female protagonist but let’s consider a list of things you shouldn’t...

How to Write Erotic Fiction New!

Recent years have seen the resurgence of erotic fiction and it is currently one of the more popular genres on the market. Erotic writing has been around for centuries, but modern readers have managed to disassociate from the feeling of “slightly smutty” that dogged the...

Nothing to Lose Except Writer's Block New!

Writer's block got you in its cruel grasp again? Fear not, my friends, I shall make a list of some of the most basic plots to help you out of your block's hold. But first, try to keep in mind that you may need to...

Advice for New Children's Authors From Established Authors New!

Setting out to achieve something you’d love to happen isn’t necessarily easy. It often involves all sorts of things you never imagined it would involve when you were there at the starting point.  There are certain things most authors would love to have known about being...

Improve your Writing by Reviewing New!

Struggling writers might think that becoming a reviewer is a waste of time. Hours spent reading someone else's book and then writing about it could be construed as time taken away from their own precious work. However, becoming a reviewer most definitely has its benefits....

Creating a Blog that Precedes your Book New!

There are many reasons why people start blogs but have you considered starting one before writing your book. An obvious reason for doing this is to create a platform to showcase your writing style and skills. The internet is a blessing to any person aspiring...

3 Tips on Tying the Ends of your Plot Together New!

I have struggled with this a lot since I get excited about different ideas and I always want to accomplish them all. Perhaps I should be the last person offering my take on making a book come together. I have planned and discarded a few...