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Plan Your Conferences The Right Way

by Jane Steen It’s Conference Season! What now? Ever finished a conference season feeling you didn’t get much value for your money? Or are you still waiting to go to your first writers’ conference, paralyzed by the choices out there or worried about the cost? Here are some practical tips to help you approach next year’s … Continue reading Plan Your Conferences The Right Way

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

7 Ways To Keep Your Buzz & Write Drunk — By Elaine Bayless

  “Write drunk. Edit sober.” Easy enough, right? It means to write without boundaries, loose and wild and out of control. Thoughtful word selection and complex grammatical decisions belong in the world of editing. And yet, how often do you “lose your buzz” and start editing right in the middle of writing? How do you … Continue reading 7 Ways To Keep Your Buzz & Write Drunk — By Elaine Bayless

Why I Write — By Paula Kelly Ince (A Series By The Writers of 10 Minute Novelists)

When I read this quote from Philip Pullman everything inside me shouted; yes! Fiction is my first love – I fell in love with fiction long before I fell in love with any boys or girls. I come from a large, chaotic family and whilst we all love one another, there is always some sort … Continue reading Why I Write — By Paula Kelly Ince (A Series By The Writers of 10 Minute Novelists)

Plan Next Year’s Conference(s) The Right Way — A Guest Post by Jane Steen

Ever finished a conference season feeling you didn’t get much value for your money? Or are you still waiting to go to your first writers’ conference, paralyzed by the choices out there or worried about the cost? Here are some practical tips to help you approach next year’s conferences in great shape. Decide on your needs … Continue reading Plan Next Year’s Conference(s) The Right Way — A Guest Post by Jane Steen

Learning From The Independent Publishing Experience: A Guest Post By Jude Knight

What have you learned from this experience? The headline is a quote from the man I adore: “What have you learned from this experience?” (Not, incidentally, what you want to hear when you’ve just bumped your toe or broken your heart. But I love you, darling.) Six months ago last month, I published my first … Continue reading Learning From The Independent Publishing Experience: A Guest Post By Jude Knight

#Top10Tuesday Writing On The Go! A Guest Post by Jessica White

As we head into summer, many of us are going to get outdoors more, take vacations, and spend more time away from our desks and thus our computers. But as writers this often proves problematic since we still have deadlines and our brains rarely shut off just because it isn’t convenient to write. But have … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Writing On The Go! A Guest Post by Jessica White

Editing. Is It More Important Than The Writing? Hell, Yes! A Guest Post by Jennifer Senhaji

Writers, like all artists, are a creative bunch. There are some that are meticulous about structure and form. There are some that fly by the seat of their pants on the winds of inspiration. Both make good writers. Editing, proper and professional editing, make great writers. You may be thinking you’ve heard this before. You … Continue reading Editing. Is It More Important Than The Writing? Hell, Yes! A Guest Post by Jennifer Senhaji

Beginnings Are Not Just Background: Creating Good Characters A Guest Post By Sophia Ryan

  Character development should start from scene one of your novel and end when the novel does. But how do you write characters we all want to read about? Coloring your dialog with details such as gesture, appearance, tone, thoughts, and reaction helps readers get a better sense of your characters. And, if readers have … Continue reading Beginnings Are Not Just Background: Creating Good Characters A Guest Post By Sophia Ryan

Why I Write: A Series By Members of 10 Minute Novelists — By Tyler Omichimski

I have a cheap and easy cop-out for this one: I write because I don’t know how not to. I started writing when I was five or something, writing terrible things that were filled with deus ex machina and what would have me castigated for flagrant copyright violations. Fortunately, none of that got published. I … Continue reading Why I Write: A Series By Members of 10 Minute Novelists — By Tyler Omichimski

Help: I Have To Market My Book! : A Guest Post By Robin Patchen

My third book released a couple of weeks ago, ushering me into the most dreaded activity of this writer’s life: marketing. I hate it, and for good reason. When somebody asks me what my book is about, I start talking like a Valley Girl who’s inhaled too much hairspray. “So like there’s this girl…like lady, … Continue reading Help: I Have To Market My Book! : A Guest Post By Robin Patchen

Selling Books Through Non-Marketing: A Guest Post By Jude Knight

How to non-market I’ve spent a large part of my career as a commercial writer in my own small business. Small business owners are responsible for everything. I was writer, peer reviewer, company book-keeper, chief executive, project manager, strategic planner, store manager, cleaner of toilets, sales person and, of course, the big ‘M’ word. The … Continue reading Selling Books Through Non-Marketing: A Guest Post By Jude Knight

We’ve Been Here Before! Self-Publishing and Webcomics! A Guest Post By Tyler Omichinski

I want you to take your mind back for a moment to the heady days of the early to mid, and heck even the later, aughts. It was before the recession that seems to go on forever, or is already done, depending who you talk to.  There was also a shift going on in the … Continue reading We’ve Been Here Before! Self-Publishing and Webcomics! A Guest Post By Tyler Omichinski

Five Lessons For Prose Writers From Poetry: A Guest Post by Elizabeth Buege

I’m a wordaholic. I love to work with words in as many different ways as possible, so right now, I’m a writing teacher, a freelance editor, and a writer. For all that I’m hooked on words, though, I’m definitely not is a poet. I read poetry, but I can’t find the patience to write my … Continue reading Five Lessons For Prose Writers From Poetry: A Guest Post by Elizabeth Buege