Tag Archives: Writing Tips

Precision Is the Rule of the Day

  by Bret Lott Of course, the writing tip of all writing tips is that to be a writer you actually have to enjoy sitting down alone with all the words there ever were and sorting them out one at a time to make a sentence worthy of giving to someone else. You’d be surprised how many people want to …

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The Fast Draft – Should You or Shouldn’t You?

by Rachel Hauck It’s NaNoWriMo and I’m about to start a fast draft (FD) of my next book. For me, the FD seems to be the best way to get a feel and vision for the story. A fast draft takes about six or seven weeks. And, boy howdy, is it ever ugly. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I write “blah, …

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Escalation

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by Steven James Picture a snowball rolling down a mountain. Picking up speed. Gaining momentum. Eventually becoming an avalanche. As it travels along, it grows in magnitude, just like the tension of your story will do. The narrative momentum of the promises you make early in the book will continue to build, creating endings that tumult into unforgettable climaxes. Tension …

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How to Write 500 Words a Day

by Kathi Lipp I used to be a panic writer. I would put off writing until I had a deadline; then I’d lock myself in a room with nothing but coffee and panic until I got it done. Can I just say that is not a good writing plan? (And an even worse marital improvement plan.) I dreamed of a world …

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Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Writing for Magazines

  By Susan King 1. Reach: Magazines have the potential to reach more people with your message. For instance, if you’re published in The Upper Room, with more than three million subscribers, you reach a readership that very few book writers can match. 2. Turnaround Time: Even today—with some publishers using print-on-demand—a book can take 18 months until its release. …

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