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Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

A comprehensive list of body language and the emotions it conveys. Click the link for more. Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language (via Writers Write) If you have any helpful writers resources you’d like to share, you can add them to

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Why Is The Media Ignoring Author Exploitation By Publishers?

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The Amazon-Hachette dispute has caught the media’s attention. But what about the story the media refuses to cover? The media is more concerned with one-sided accounts of Amazon’s perceived actions – when no one really knows the exact…

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Creative Writing Courses Available from ITunesU

Apple’s iTunesU has many courses available for aspiring writers. These free online courses offer writing advice from dozens of authors and academics. There are hundreds of hours of video and audio lectures, as well as free books and other materials.

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A Writer’s Most Common Mistake and How to Overcome It

Originally posted on the writer's refuge:
At some point every writer makes this mistake; waiting for inspiration. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, or wishful thinking, inspiration doesn’t strike like a lightning bolt. More often, inspiration is generated by “doing…

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Is It Time to Put Night Writing to Bed?

Originally posted on The Write Kit:
Recently I have been thinking about what motivates writers and how old habits can dictate your writing routine. At some point we were all that young writer, scribbling away in bed with nothing but…

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Advice from Robert J. Sawyer

Some great advice from a thirty-year veteran of science fiction writing, Robert J. Sawyer’s blog is a treasure trove of helpful suggestions. You can find the link to his blog and many other great sites in our Writers Resources section in

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Writing process: The editing phase

Originally posted on Michelle M. Welch:
I’ve been doing line edits in preparation for publishing a new two-book series, a project for which I’ve given myself the very scary deadline of July 26. It’s much, much too late for me…

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Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a short story

Taken from: Vonnegut, Kurt. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999. Print.

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Poll Answers & Comic-Con?

From last week, the most popular answer to “What’s the hardest part of writing?” was self-doubt. I can honestly say this affects all writers to varying degrees. Here is but one example from Wil Wheaton’s blog. One of the best cures

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20 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Finish Writing Your Book . . . This Year

Originally posted on Intriguing Insights on How to Create Compelling Communications That Pass The Eyebrow Test®:
“Writing a book is like driving a car at night; you can only see to the end of your headlights … but you can…

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