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Writing Tools for Authors That Make the Process Easier

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While the tools don't make the artist, they certainly do make the artist's life a little (or a lot) easier. As a writer, you only need a pen and paper to tell a story. But there are a lot of amazing tools out there that can help make the process more efficient and support your creativity, and I'm ... READ the POST

How to Overcome Procrastination as a Writer

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Peanut butter and jelly. Abbott and Costello. Soap and water. Procrastination and writing. They've been a pairing for as long as writers have been trying to convince themselves to write. It sounds counterintuitive, but it's common for writers to feel a huge resistance to the actual writing ... READ the POST

Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Book in a Box” Note-Taking System for Writing a Novel

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This week, I listened to Tim Ferriss's fantastic interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (episode #430). If you aren't familiar with Liz, she's the best-selling author of books such as Eat Pray Love, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and City of Girls, an accomplished inspirational speaker, and an ... READ the POST

Review: Margaret Atwood’s MasterClass on Creative Writing

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Margaret Atwood is an esteemed author of speculative and dystopian fiction. She has written many successful works such as Alias Grace, The Maddaddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid's Tale. She is also one of the authors invited to share her wisdom on writing and storytelling in her own MasterClass. I'm ... READ the POST

How to Create Compelling Characters That Pull You Into the Story

Characters are at the heart of every good story, and the best ones grab ahold of your heart. What makes a character that breathes life into a story, makes readers feel connected to them, and drives everything forward? Motivation. What do they want? What do they need? And what is getting in the ... READ the POST

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