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Five Signs To Keep Writers From Going Wrong

By TLC Nielsen Are you a Writer Gone Wrong? 10 minute novelists are an upbeat, happy group of writers striving to be all they can word-ly be. But unbeknownst to many is another, small group of writers who hoard their words, shudder from social interaction with other (competing) authors, and cannot restrain themselves from talking/chatting/emailing … Continue reading Five Signs To Keep Writers From Going Wrong

16 Simple Things To Do To Be More Creative

Everybody wants to be more creative. Creativity is that moment when your ideas come together in just the right way, you may see something that no one else did. Creativity is problem solving, but it’s also strategy, connections and applications of concepts. When we’re on fire creatively, sometimes we don’t know where the original spark … Continue reading 16 Simple Things To Do To Be More Creative

Top 10 Pro Tips For Attending A Writing Conference

by Christina Alexander February is upon us and that means conference season approaches. If you are attending your first writing conference, CONGRATULATIONS! You have made the first step to furthering your writing career. While each conference is unique in the opportunities it offers, there are some universal tips to remember in order to get the … Continue reading Top 10 Pro Tips For Attending A Writing Conference

How To Review A Book As An Author

By Olivia Folmer Ard In this digital age, an author’s internet presence can make or break her. Reputation, success, overall career—these are just a few of the things on the line when we power on our computers and plug into the virtual world. We’re all familiar with the horror stories about authors reacting badly to … Continue reading How To Review A Book As An Author

The Diary of A Beta Reader: A Guest Post by Sara Marschand

Guest blogger Sara Marschand explains her thought processes while she beta reads. A beta reader is often the first or second set of eyes a manuscript gets. Their purpose is to spot holes in a manuscript and communicate to a writer, who maybe a little myopic, that changes need to be made.  For the last … Continue reading The Diary of A Beta Reader: A Guest Post by Sara Marschand

Top 10 Tricky Things You May Have To Do In Order To Achieve Your Goals

We can’t be the writer we want to be if we keep doing the things we’ve always done. This is the time self-involved, sensitive writing types, think about how we can make this upcoming year the best ever. Especially if we are participating in Nanowrimo. This is an exciting time of year and it’s also … Continue reading Top 10 Tricky Things You May Have To Do In Order To Achieve Your Goals

Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist This has the potential of being my most controversial post yet. And I like controversy about as much as I like snooty  moms asking me personal questions about the decisions I made in the raising of my children. But I believe that reciprocal reviews for authors are unethical, unprofessional and … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

Top 10 Tips To Make Your Blog Title More RT Worthy

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist Everybody wants their blog to be noticed. But in reality, that’s a little tricky. According to Tumblr stats, there are 375 million on Tumblr alone, that’s one for every person living in the United States. That stat doesn’t count WordPress and other blogging platforms. Writers are constantly encouraged to blog … Continue reading Top 10 Tips To Make Your Blog Title More RT Worthy

Top 10 Ways Good Marketing Is Like Good Parenting by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist and Mother of Five

  Becoming an author is like becoming a parent.  The writing of the book, was the pregnancy. You conceived the idea in a romantic, intimate moment. You developed it secretly in the dark. You wrote while stuffing your face with all kinds of snacks. You tried to explain your characters and your plot to others … Continue reading Top 10 Ways Good Marketing Is Like Good Parenting by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist and Mother of Five

Why Writers’ Community Is Like Icing On A Big, Delicious Cake

If we are rich writers, we use words like Paula Deen uses butter and cream. We liberally pour  out our ideas and our vision into our paragraphs and prose. We add in sweetness and flavor and texture who we are and what we care about in every book. We sculpt our words together like sugary … Continue reading Why Writers’ Community Is Like Icing On A Big, Delicious Cake

What It Means To Be A 10 Minute Novelist

A 10 Minute Novelist is a time-crunched writer with big, big dreams. I’ve been a 10 Minute Novelist for nine years now. Despite having five children, homeschooling, baking my own bread and doing ridiculous amounts of laundry, I know what being a 10 Minute Novelist means.  You Don’t Have High Expectations If you had high … Continue reading What It Means To Be A 10 Minute Novelist

#Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Things You Get To Do If You’re A Member of 10 Minute Novelists

  This month, my Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists celebrates one full year of writerly awesomeness!  We are pretty proud of how far we’ve come in one short year. If you’re not a part of the group, you should be. If you sign up here, then you can get these 10 awesome things!  1. You … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Things You Get To Do If You’re A Member of 10 Minute Novelists

Writerly Reasons I’m Thankful

  This last weekend my family and I celebrated with the rest of our nation. We stopped to celebrate and contemplate for what we were the most thankful. As a writer, I have a list too. I’m thankful that it’s super easy to get my words into the hands of readers. I’m thankful for great … Continue reading Writerly Reasons I’m Thankful

How I Found Writing Community by Jennifer Senhaji

Author Jennifer Senhaji sees the value in community for authors. She describes the groups she found through social media. Relatively new to the writing community, I had no idea there were so many people out there in the world that I could connect with online. Open minded, wonderful writers, published and not yet published, who … Continue reading How I Found Writing Community by Jennifer Senhaji