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Why Should I Even Bother Going to a Writer’s Conference?

It is an amazing feeling to walk into a room filled with writers. You can feel the creativity in the air. It is exciting and nerve wrecking to meet the authors that you have read for years and to meet new authors that you haven’t read before. And the thing is that everyone is there to meet others and to lend a helping hand.

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A Writer’s Worst Enemy

As writers, it is nearly impossible not to compare ourselves/careers to others, but we need to resist the urge. Sure, we all get twinges of jealously, but it’s what you do with that twinge that counts. #writing #writingtips


The 7-Step Process of Creating a Story from Scratch.

So you want to write a historical fiction piece, but you have little to no idea where to start?

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The Power of Emotional Inspiration

Books, movies, pictures and music are all great ways to get inspired, but sometimes, you need more. Read more about The Power of Emotional Inspiration #writing #writingtips #vintagegrace


Return on Investment: How to Turn 2,000 Words a Day into 10,000

Invest in your writing day by taking 5 minutes and just outlining. Don’t be tempted to write the dialogue. Just outline what is going to happen. Make a to-do list of points that must happen to push your plot forward. Don’t just focus on the BIG picture. Focus on the subplot as well.


Research Hints: Pre-Writing, During Writing and “Post”-Writing

In any genre, there will be a certain amount of research and it can be overwhelming starting, but if you know where to start, it’s not too bad!


Choosing Which Story to Write First

Research the market and see what is out there. As a debut novel, you need to make sure that the markets aren’t already flooded with stories similar to your debut novel. For example, writing an Amish novel would probably be a hard sell unless you had a very unique spin on it.


Finding Time to Write While Working Full-Time

When a story is aching to get out of you, it literally hurts until you are able to sit down and write it out. However, when commitments and responsibilities pile up, time fades quickly and having writing time begins to feel like a luxury that all too often is shuffled aside.


How to Make Those Rejection Letters Work for You!

When you get a rejection letter, they are not rejecting you. They are rejecting the work and as much as you see it as a work of art, the agents see it as a product. They are there to sell a product and if the product isn’t ready, it won’t sell well.