Tag: Writing

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The Art of Starting (and Finishing)

you are a priority

Is it harder for you to start something new, or finish something old? Most writers struggle with one or the other (if not unfortunately both). But it isn’t only writers who have this issue. It’s people. We either fail to start what we want to do one day, or finally do but never finish. It’s …

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Self-publishing: The Editing Stage

Lesson One for Self-publishing: your book is not finished after you have written it. The second stage in getting your book published is having it professionally edited. This stage is necessary regardless of how great a writer you are.

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How Stephen King and Mark Twain became authors

The Hunger Games, 50 Shades of Grey, Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and Mob Dick.   You know what all of these titles have in common? They’re books. Great books — as culture has said — but more than being “great,” they all started the same: a single word written on a blank page. …

Self-publishing

Why Even Good Writers Need Editors

You can be a writer and an editor. You just can’t be both for yourself. It’s hard to catch your own mistakes. You know how your work is supposed to sound, read, and what emotions you want it to capture. So when you go to edit yourself you still have all these things in mind. …