Three Dialogue Pet Peeves and How to Knock It the Heck Off

Dialogue got you down? Here are three of the biggest dialogue pet peeves and ways to fix it so your characters can stay chatty.

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Resolutions Aren’t Enough: Four Tips on How to Follow-Through

On January 1st, how many of you said that this was the year you were going to write a novel? If your goal is to write a book in 2020, then congratulations! You simply setting that goal is a huge first step, and we can’t wait for you to send us your book for publication consideration. But we also want to remind you that writing is hard. Really freaking hard. We aren’t trying to discourage you, but we are trying to keep it real because we understand how life often gets in the way of our best intentions.

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Writing a Sequel: The Toughest Job in the Biz

What is it exactly about sequels that they so often never quite live up to our expectations? The sophomore slump is mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy, getting so nervous about a follow-up piece that you fail to meet expectations. Keep on reading to discover the top five mistakes that authors make when writing a sequel.

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Sunday Story Prompt

“Do you think these leftovers are safe to eat?” // “Idk… I’ve never seen food turn that color before.”

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The Science of the First Edit

You have the first draft of your novel, but now what? The process of editing can be daunting, but we have mapped out the essential first steps.

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Story Prompt… Sunday*

Against your better judgement, you have decided to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family for the first time in years. In that tiny town you never thought would change, you find that nothing is as you remembered it. * Saturday was apparently too complicated this week.

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Nanowrimo Diaries: Week Three

Our authors are slowly being crushed by the weight of Nanowrimo analytics and the temptations of Disney+

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