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Cats and Writers

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I’ve recently found that there is a link between authors/bookworms and cats. For example, some of the most famous writers have frequently stated their love and appreciation for their feline friends and also an analysis of these beautiful creatures. Charles Dickens asked, “what greater gift than the love of a cat?” and Robert A. Heinlein interestingly suggested that, “Women and …

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Anyone Can Cook – Anyone Can Write!

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In Pixar’s Ratatouille, Chef Gusteau suggests an important message; “Anyone Can Cook.” The chef encourages a little rat, Remy, to pursue his dreams and become a chef despite doubt from his family and friends (and of course the fact that he is a rat!). So, in the same way, I think this can be applied to writing. Maybe you’re not writing …

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Step One to Writing a Book

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So, it’s your year 2017. You are going to be a published author. You know what you want to write about, you are ready to put fingers to keypad, or pen to paper. It’s tempting to start writing, but wait, you must first create a basic outline and story map that will help you lay the foundations for your book …

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What do Editors and Publishers Want?

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Fresh. Marketable and Memorable. That’s what! So You Have a First Draft, where to now? Once you have a great story line, a powerful beginning, a middle that doesn’t sag and a brilliant ending, Gussin said, it’s time to tackle the 5 Reread Program—in which you reread your manuscript five separate times. Tick. OK, you’ve read your manuscript 5 times …

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On Keeping A Writer’s Journal

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Many famous writers have kept journals, for many, it is a creative necessity, for others, a place for exploration, and for some an art form in and of itself. Keeping a journal is one of the best tools to practice trusting your writing and to make sure you keep writing. You can keep a journal in a notebook, or on …

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JOIN A WRITING COMMUNITY

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Finding a helpful writing group can sometimes feel as difficult as the messy middle of your book you are navigating your way through. But the rewards for finding a group are many. A writing group can help point out inconsistencies in your work, provide encouragement, ask questions and hold you accountable to your writing goals. When we belong to a supportive …

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How to Create a Table of Contents

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As a writer, you want to approach your Table of Contents as you would in the story mapping process of your book. Creating your Table of Contents offers you inspiration and gives your ideas shape. There are authors who never outline at all. They just sit down and write. But then they usually rewrite the whole book again afterwards. Instead …

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Creating a Bestseller

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Most, if not all, authors dream of writing a bestseller. Unfortunately, few writers live this dream. Most authors struggle to get their books published, and make only a few cents for every hour spent working on them. Does it have to be this way? No. A successful bestselling story is a satisfying, a complete piece with a beginning, middle and …

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Write a Basic Book Outline

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Writing a book is a learned skill and once you put in place practices, outlines and timelines for writing, you can develop a system for turning your writing into a valuable, readable, publishable book. The result: supportable income over time — and more importantly, your words reach and help more people than you ever imagine. You might already know what …

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Writing Sales Copy

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Are you an author, entrepreneur, visionary, coach or a world changing creative writing a book for business? Whether you are writing – or have written a book for business – a memoir or even a novel, it is important to know the basics to write newsletters for your readers, press releases for the media and blog posts to promote your …