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  • 6 Grammar Checkers and Editing Tools to Make Your Writing Super Clean
    by The Write Life Team on January 20, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Which automatic editing tool is best for writers? We tested six popular options. The post 6 Grammar Checkers and Editing Tools to Make Your Writing Super Clean appeared first on The Write Life.

  • How to Use Scrivener to Write Scenes That Work
    by Joslyn Chase on January 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    The scene is the fundamental unit of story. It’s what drives the story forward, instilling purpose, drama, and emotion. It’s critical to understand the elements that make it effective and know how to employ them. In this article, that’s what we’ll […]

  • How to Use Scrivener to Write Scenes That Work
    by Joslyn Chase on January 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    The scene is the fundamental unit of story. It’s what drives the story forward, instilling purpose, drama, and emotion. It’s critical to understand the elements that make it effective and know how to employ them. In this article, that’s what we’ll […]

  • How To Pitch Your Book To Agents, Publishers And Readers With Kate Harrison
    by Joanna Penn on January 20, 2020 at 6:11 am

    What is the best way to pitch your book to an agent or publisher? What's the best way to write a sales description that pitches your book to a potential reader if you're independent? How can you use the pitch technique to write a book that stands a better chance of selling? All […]

  • How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or Blogger
    by Anne R. Allen on January 19, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Don’t embarrass yourself with a clueless query. by Anne R. Allen I don’t know why, but I’ve recently been hit with a barrage of requests from new writers who want me to critique their query letters. Most of them come from LinkedIn, which I’ve happily […]

  • Conflict Thesaurus Entry: Being Unable to Save Everyone
    by ANGELA ACKERMAN on January 18, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with … Continue reading → The post […]

  • How to Make a Character Take a Stand: Hamody Jasim
    by Joe Bunting on January 17, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    What do your characters believe in so strongly, they’re willing to die for it? What are you willing to die for? For most of us, this isn’t a question we’re faced with every day. But Hamody Jasim was in his teens when he realized that fighting for what he […]

  • How to Make a Character Take a Stand: Hamody Jasim
    by Joe Bunting on January 17, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    What do your characters believe in so strongly, they’re willing to die for it? What are you willing to die for? For most of us, this isn’t a question we’re faced with every day. But Hamody Jasim was in his teens when he realized that fighting for what he […]

  • Signing With a Literary Agent? Here’s What Should Be In Your Contract
    by Kathryn Goldman on January 17, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Before you sign that contract with a literary agent, make sure you understand all the provisions. Here's what to consider when reviewing your agency agreement. The post Signing With a Literary Agent? Here’s What Should Be In Your Contract appeared first on The Write Life.

  • How Will Self-Publishing Change In The 2020s? Thoughts From Joanna Penn And Orna Ross
    by Joanna Penn on January 17, 2020 at 6:10 am

    The 2010s saw the birth and growth of the independent author movement, so what do the 2020s have in store? In this episode, Joanna Penn and Orna Ross discuss some trends for authors and publishing in the next decade, as well as some predictions on some things that may well […]

  • The First 10 Steps to Write Your Book in 2020
    by Joe Bunting on January 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Do you want to write a book? Is 2020 the year you finally accomplish your dream? A new year is a time for fresh starts and audacious goals. And if your goal this year is to write your book, you’re not alone. One year is the perfect length of time to write and publish a […]

  • The First 10 Steps to Write Your Book in 2020
    by Joe Bunting on January 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Do you want to write a book? Is 2020 the year you finally accomplish your dream? A new year is a time for fresh starts and audacious goals. And if your goal this year is to write your book, you’re not alone. One year is the perfect length of time to write and publish a […]