[Tipster] Dialogue Is Your Friend tipster post Nov 30, 2021

The one writing tip or hack or technique that covers a host of writing sins is this:

Use more dialogue in your writing.

In "Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer," Roy Peter Clark...

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[Podcast] The Four Cornerstones of Self-Publishing 4 publishing your writing podcast post Nov 23, 2021

“Is this vanity press?” “Are you going to control the rights?” “Do I have to pay a lot?”

These are common questions writers ask when considering...

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[Tipster] An Intro to Storytelling tipster post Nov 19, 2021

I get annoyed with all the hubbub about storytelling. It's the "in" thing in branding, TED Talks, and Master Classes. Every conference has a track on storytelling.


It's one thing to trumpet the...

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[Podcast] Literary Agent Adria Goetz on Querying an Agent 5 promoting your writing agents podcast post Nov 16, 2021

Where do you find an agent? How do you query them? What if they reject your work?

Querying an agent can be downright daunting. You first wonder, Where do I find an agent? And once you find a...

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[Tipster] The Writing Life vs. a Writing Project tipster post Nov 12, 2021

In this edition of Tipster, we consider the mentality of a writing life versus a writing project. 

How you think about writing matters.

I have no scientific data to back this up. But...

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[Podcast] Memoir as Genre vs. Memoir as Strategy 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Nov 08, 2021

What is memoir as a genre and memoir as a strategy? Senior Vice President of Editorial at Harper One Mickey Maudlin identifies the differences.

“So what? Why does memoir...

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[Blog] A New Writing Challenge: Join NaNoWriMo for the Month of November! blog post Nov 02, 2021

Today is November 1st, and do you know what that means? 

We’re beginning NaNoWriMo!  

If you’re not familiar with National November Writing Month, it’s a global...

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[Podcast] Authors of "I'll Push You" Offer Tips on Story Structure 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Oct 26, 2021

We’ve all studied basic story structures in our high school English classes. And if you’re anything like me, you probably purged them from your memory. What will I ever need to...

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[Tipster] Why Do You Write? tipster post Oct 22, 2021

In this edition of Tipster, we return to the 'why' of writing. 

Why do you write? Or want to write?

Most writers are not full-time writing professionals. They are scientists who write. They are...

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[Tipster] The Emotional Journey tipster post Oct 15, 2021

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the narrative arc, the journey that you, as a writer, take your reader on.

Whether you're writing an article or a book, you begin in one place and take your reader to...

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[Tipster] Minimum Viable Audience tipster post Oct 08, 2021

In this edition of Tipster, we discuss the minimum viable audience. 

Only 1,000 True Fans

If you want to write, you want people to read what you write, right?

Melissa and I recently worked on a...

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[Tipster] Back To The Basics tipster post Oct 01, 2021

The Journey Sixty6 writing community is made up of writers at every stage of the writing life.

Some have never written much but have declared, "I want to write more. I want to add writing to my...

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