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How Many Books Should a Writer Read? Can You Be a Writer if You Don’t Read?

Posted in creativity, discipline, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, novels, Publishing, Reading, writers, Writing a novel, writing books, and Writing Tips

How many books should a writer read? The simple answer to this question is, “As many as possible.” I don’t know any successful writers who…

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The Writer / Editor Relationship

Posted in creativity, discipline, Editors, Getting published, how to complete a novel, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Publishing, self publishing, Writing a novel, and Writing Tips

Let’s talk about the writer/editor relationship. After all, whether you’re traditionally or independently published, the relationship you have with your editor is probably essential in…

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How to Stay Motivated to Write a Novel: 5 Top Tips

Posted in creativity, discipline, finishing your novel, Getting published, how to be a prolific writer, how to complete a novel, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, motivation for writers, publishing your first book, Writing a novel, and Writing Tips

From many conversations I’ve had with writers, particularly new writers (although it seems to be a ubiquitous problem regardless of length of experience) it can be…

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How to Keep Writing: 3 Tips for Completing Your Novel

Posted in creativity, discipline, finding time to write, Getting published, how to be a prolic writer, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Productivity for creatives, prolific writer, Publishing, publishing your first book, self publishing, The debut novel, Writing a novel, and Writing Tips

In my last post I discussed how difficult it can be to follow up on your first novel and identified the key inhibitor to progress as simple…

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Writing the Difficult Second Novel

Posted in creativity, discipline, Editors, Getting published, how to be a prolic writer, Independent Publishing, Learning to Write, Productivity for creatives, prolific writer, Publishing, self publishing, The debut novel, Writing a novel, and Writing Tips

Okay, I’ll come clean at the outset: the primary purpose of this post is probably personal catharsis. Of course, as always, I hope it will…

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Why You Should Never Write For Children

Posted in Books for Kids, childhood, Childrens Books, creativity, Independent Publishing, Juvenile Fiction, Learning to Write, Middle Grade Fiction, Storytelling, Writing Tips, and Young Adult Fiction

Seems like a crazy title from a writer whose fictional output to date has mostly been marketed as “for children” or been published in children’s…

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