Category Archives: Writing Books

Books For Writers

Need some more ideas for books to give the writers in your life? Here are three great options. And here’s the best part: I’m giving away a copy of each book! Read on to learn how you can win. For … Continue reading

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On Writing Well: A Reflection

Today’s tip is our first guest author tip. I welcome Pamela Bitterman who reflects on the writing text, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser. If you’d like to be a guest author for the … Continue reading

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Walking on Water: A Reflection

In my late twenties, I discovered Madeleine L’Engle’s book, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. I’d been a fan of her Newbery Award-winning book A Wrinkle in Time since I was seven. In Walking on Water, I discovered … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip: On What I Talk About …

For years, I imagined that authors were blessed with a humongous dose of inspiration that drove them to work hard and achieve great things. Now I know differently. Haruki Murakami is a Japanese novelist and runner. In his book, What … Continue reading

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Tuesday Writing Tip: On A Writer’s Notebook

In college, I dreamed of becoming a professor. In the midst of doing an intensive semester-long independent study, one of my professors told me that scholars must possess a large capacity for boredom. For years, I’ve thought the same thing … Continue reading

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Tuesday Writing Tip: On Bird by Bird

For much of my life, I have struggled with the tyranny of perfectionism. Thankfully, when I was just starting my writing career, I happened upon Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life and this advice: Perfection … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip: On Writing

Part memoir, part writing craft, Stephen King’s book On Writing will stir every writer’s heart and erase any doubt you had about King being a serious writer (he is). My favorite tip from King’s book is this gem: If you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Six-Figure Freelancing

Are you thinking about starting a freelance writing business? Do you write and submit regularly but barely make enough money to buy toothpaste for your family? You need Kelly James-Enger’s book Six Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money. … Continue reading

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Critique Group Horror Stories

We all have them—critique group horror stories. Maybe someone lambasted you for your political point of view instead of critiquing your novel about a politician. Perhaps a critique group colleague told you that you’ll never amount to much as a … Continue reading

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Write Your Book in 26 Days

  “Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.” —George Orwell Have you ever thought about writing books as a long, difficult struggle? I certainly have—and I LOVE writing! But over the … Continue reading

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