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Writers@Work: Content–What It Is, What It Does, and Why You Need It by Sarah Schwab

14 April 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Schwab, the content creation coach, to the blog to explain what content is and why you need it. As a writer, you’ve no doubt been hearing a … Continue reading

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Juggling Timelines in Your Novel by Hallie Ephron

Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, Last fall, I had the privilege of attending Mystery Writers of America MWA University. While there, I heard Hallie Ephron speak about Dramatic Structure and Plotting—which changed the way I think about writing fiction. I’ve … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Write Your Bestselling, Client-Attracting Book in a Weekend and Make a Fortune! by Rich van Smarmington

Writers, I’m delighted to welcome my colleague Rich van Smarmington to the blog. He read Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) and told me he could teach you how to write even faster … Continue reading

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Three Surprising Reasons to Write Poetry by Rochelle Melander

Creativity is intelligence having fun. —Albert Einstein   Most of my clients write serious stuff, novels about tough subjects and nonfiction books with big ideas. Come to think of it, I’m usually writing about the darker parts of life. That’s why … Continue reading

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How to Find the Perfect Agent by Rochelle Melander

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when agents were an essential part of achieving success as a writer. That’s no longer true. Today, writers can succeed without an agent by publishing with small presses, connecting with editors directly, … Continue reading

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Write Now! Tip: Be a Lucky Writer by Rochelle Melander

17 March 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, In Milwaukee, where I live, they’ve been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since the first weekend in March. Today, the bars open at 6:00 AM for Irish breakfasts and, of course, beer. Even … Continue reading

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Try These Five Fun Writing Prompts by Rochelle Melander

Last month at Dream Keepers, I worked with nine-year-old boy who wanted to write his autobiography. He titled it, “The Challenges of My Life.” I immediately fell in love with his idea—what a brilliant structure for a memoir. When my … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Date by Rochelle Melander

3 March 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I’m so happy it’s March! This Saturday (March 7th), I’ll be celebrating March and Dr. Seuss’s birthday by teaching Boing! Bam! Boom! at Central Library in Milwaukee, WI, from 11:00 AM to … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: How Independent Publishing Landed Me An Agent & Healed My Heart by Bridget Birdsall

24 February 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, It’s been a crazy February. I took on a freelance project that required me to spend about 20 hours each week in the company’s office. Of course, I still put in about … Continue reading

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How to Clear Clutter and Write by Rochelle Melander

17 February 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I made the mistake of going on Facebook before writing this morning. Oops. I was immediately hooked by several news stories unfolding around the world. Then my phone rang. And the dog … Continue reading

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