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#WritersRead: Author Gayle Rosengren on Historical Fiction

Dear Writers and Readers, I’m delighted to welcome Gayle Rosengren to the blog to talk about her favorite historical fiction books for middle grade readers. I met Gayle last spring at an SCBWI event, and was impressed by her knowledge … Continue reading

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#WritersRead: Five Favorite Poetry Collections by JoAnn Early Macken

Dear Writers, A few weeks ago, I blogged about How to Use Poetry to Transform Your Writing. But author and poet JoAnn Early Macken says it so much better in today’s post about her favorite poetry collections. Read the post, … Continue reading

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How to Use Poetry to Transform Your Writing By Rochelle Melander

  Always be a poet, even in prose. —Charles Baudelaire Nearly every week, I teach poetry writing to children at the library. When they hear what we’re going to do, many panic: I can’t do that! I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Your Name Here by Rochelle Melander

Today I am celebrating my birthday! As a gift to myself, I’m taking more time this year to work on my fiction writing. In order for that to happen, I need to let go of another writing task. Which is … Continue reading

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How Tai Chi Can Improve Your Writing By Mark L. Fuerst

I’m delighted to welcome Mark L. Fuerst to the blog today. He’s a fellow member of ASJA and an award-winning health and medical writer. With 11 books under his belt, Mark knows what he’s writing about. And in this post … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: Copywriting for Fun and Profit by Joel Habush

Today’s guest post comes from Joel Habush, an award-winning copywriter. I met Joel a few years ago when we sat on a panel about making money from writing. I immediately knew that if I wanted to learn about copywriting, this … Continue reading

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Size Surprise!: Digital Publishing and Ereaders Make Story Size Meaningless by Elizabeth Cole

Today’s guest blog post by romance author Elizabeth Cole takes a look at how digital publishing may change the length of our books. Read on to learn what you need to know before you write that next novel! Size Surprise!: … Continue reading

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Wild Dreaming: More Questions to Transform Your Writing Life by Rochelle Melander

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. —André Gide Last week, you reflected on the past year—what worked, what didn’t work, and what you learned from each experience. In addition, you thought about what … Continue reading

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How to Write a Bestseller—even if you never took a writing class! by Julie Cantrell

I met Julie at the Mississippi Writer’s Guild Conference this past summer. When I heard the story of how she moved from manuscript to publication, I knew I had to have her speak to the Write Now! Mastermind Class.  Julie … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Fun with Words

Last week, I saw this sign when I dropped my daughter off at school: “What do you think it means?” I asked my ten year old. “Model for your children,” she mused. “It must mean put on a fashion show … Continue reading

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