Category Archives: Writing tips

Reasons for Rejection

I’ve been to a lot of writers conferences, taken notes, and stuck them in drawers.  I was cleaning out my desk and came across this list from some editor at some conference sometime in the past.  I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Carsen Taite

My best writing advice can be boiled down to a simple phrase: Just Do It. Do it daily, do it no matter what the size, and do it even when you don’t feel like doing it. Once you’ve done it, … Continue reading

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Shelley Munro

Keeping Hope in the Mail Some of the best advice I ever received during my aspiring writer days was to keep hope in the mail. This is an excellent way of keeping spirits up during the submission process, and it … Continue reading

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Mark Ozeroff

I believe one should write about something for which they have a passion, and I’ve been passionate about airplanes since I was a kid. I was very lucky as a boy — I had nurturing, loving parents, who encouraged any … Continue reading

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Kristina McMorris

When considering constructive criticism of your writing, treat the feedback like a cafeteria line: pick and choose what works for you. Find your voice and keep it. That, above all in fiction, is your strongest asset. Don’t let anyone edit out … Continue reading

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Cathleen Ross

My writer’s advice is to learn to write through your mistakes along with permitting yourself to write rubbish because (borrowing from the great Nora Roberts here) you can’t edit a blank page. My latest work is I’m self-publishing a series … Continue reading

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Anna Lee Huber

Beyond the biggies some other authors have already shared on this blog—to never give up, to give yourself permission to suck, to never stop learning your craft—there is one more piece of advice I would like to offer new authors … Continue reading

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Lauri Robinson

Best advice on writing…Never stop reading. That may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s so true. A writing schedule includes many things besides writing, and reading the genre you’re writing should be at the top of the list. In submission … Continue reading

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Jennette Marie Powell

My Not-so-secret to NaNo Success: DUH! I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo this year, because I’m knee-deep in revisions for my upcoming time travel romance, Time’s Fugitive, which is due for release in late December. NaNo is for writing new pages, … Continue reading

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Barbara White Daille

First, a big thanks to Michele for the invitation to drop by and visit with you today. And I hope all you NaNo-ers out there are doing well. The advice I’m going to share works whether you’re a writer, a … Continue reading

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