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Why You’re Not Taking Your Writing Seriously and How to Overcome That

Why You’re Not Taking Your Writing Seriously and How to Overcome That

Maybe your friends and family tell you to get a real job; maybe you really don’t believe you can pay your bills as a writer. Whatever the reason for you: you’re not taking your writing seriously right now, unless you sit down almost every day to write.The thing is nobody who merely dabbles in being a...

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What It’s Like to Be a Writer

What It’s Like to Be a Writer

Many people don’t think writing is hard work. After all, you don’t have to be physically active in order to write. You just sit there at your desk and start typing. You don’t even have to know spelling or grammar because you can use spellcheck.Writing Is More Difficult than It May SeemActually, writing...

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How to Finally Finish Writing that Novel

How to Finally Finish Writing that Novel

Lots of articles say that everyone has at least one book in them. But that doesn’t mean everyone is going to write a book. Writing a book takes effort. You have to make a commitment and stick to it. And when you’re done writing, you’re still not really done, because you still have to edit and publish the...

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Why You’ll Never Finish Your Novel

Why You’ll Never Finish Your Novel

You’re certainly not the only person who wants to write a novel. Now that the New Year has come and gone, millions of people are embracing their new goals of losing weight, getting out of debt, and most importantly, writing a novel. But many of them will never reach their goal. And chances are that you’ll be...

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Make 2017 Your Happy New Writing Year

Make 2017 Your Happy New Writing Year

We all have a tendency to look back and try to summarize how the year went. We were actually tempted to create a blog along the lines of “The Best X Number of Websites for Writers in 2016” to sum up the year neatly and put it behind us. But then we figured you really shouldn’t be browsing the Internet,...

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What Novel Writers Really Want for Christmas

What Novel Writers Really Want for Christmas

Even though the weather is decidedly getting colder this time of year, not everyone is done with their Christmas shopping. Novel writers are no different from the rest of the population. Some have already purchased Christmas presents in July; others will still be shopping on Christmas Eve. But if you’re a writer,...

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