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Writer Confidence: Do You Self-Reject?

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Writers often suffer from self-doubt. We’re not sure if our story idea is interesting enough, if we’re the right person to write our idea. All that self-doubt can lead us to reject ourselves before others do—or before they even can.

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October 30, 2018

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Editing Processes: How Do We Improve?

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No matter our publishing path, our work always needs to go through an editing process, but when are we ready for editing? How will we know? If we start too soon, we’re likely to struggle and waste time and/or money.

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February 6, 2018

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Story Tropes: Lazy or Helpful?

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Every genre and medium of storytelling uses tropes, and they often have a bad reputation—for good reason. All too frequently, they can indicate lazy storytelling or worldbuilding. But they don’t have to be a bad thing.

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July 27, 2017

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The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing

Picture of library shelves with text: Pitching Our Story from the Crowd

No matter how we publish, we need to introduce our story to potential readers and interest them enough to want to look closer. Whether we’re pitching and querying agents or enticing readers with back-cover blurbs, we need to grab their attention.

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January 19, 2017

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