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Yay! It’s a Surprise Party Giveaway!

Thesaurus books in background with text: Help Writers and Win Books!

To celebrate the 10-year blogiversary of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site, I’m giving away their books to those who help make my Writing Skills Master Lists project as complete as possible.

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February 22, 2018

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Writing Your Worldview: Biases and Beyond

Rainbow, clouds, and blue sky with text: How Do Our Beliefs Affect Our Writing?

Science can be influenced by societal assumptions, so we certainly can’t keep “social ideas” out of our fiction. Our preferences, biases, beliefs, assumptions, etc. affect everything—whether we recognize them or not.

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January 23, 2018

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What to Write Next: Playing Favorites

Field of identical-looking sunflowers with text: Can We Play Favorites with Our Writing?

The vast majority of us will write more than one story during our life, so at some point in our career, we’ll have to decide what we’re going to write next. The question then becomes, how do we decide?

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January 9, 2018

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Happy New Year! Time to Leave Guilt Behind…

Fireworks in a dark sky with text: Celebrate by Leaving Guilt Behind!

This time of year is ripe for wrap-ups of what we accomplished over the previous year. However, it’s easy to reach the end of 2017 and feel like a failure for not accomplishing enough or not reaching a certain goal or milestone.

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January 2, 2018

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