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5 Tips to Avoiding Total Disaster as a Novelist


Today’s guest post is by copywriter, editor, and educator Jessica Millis:

Anyone who has ever read (or written) a book knows about the old saying that everyone has a book in them. I can’t deny this. Everyone does have a book in them. Unfortunately, people often leave out the asterisk. Just because you have a book in you doesn’t mean it’s going to be good.

Most novels in the online and offline market today are garbage. They’re pumped full of high-powered marketing and geared towards people who will likely read them once on a long flight. Continue Reading…

3 Ways Great Nonfiction Can Be the Fiction Writer’s Greatest Resource

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Today’s guest post is from author Daryl Rothman:

There’s nothing like good fiction. Never am I more inspired to write something good than immediately after reading something good. But a funny thing has happened along the way.

My best writing, the greatest surges of fiction/writing inspiration, occurred after reading great nonfiction. Not only was it inspiring me, it was making me write better. But why? And how can it help your writing too? Continue Reading…

Why Write Fiction? The Page versus the Screen

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Today’s guest post is by author and screenwriter William Thacker:

There is more than one way to write a novel, and whenever an author imparts his wisdom on the subject, it should be accompanied by a disclaimer: “In my humble opinion.” A rich and diverse publishing scene doesn’t mean that everyone should write the same way—language is a near-infinite library from which you should be able to pick ’n’ mix however you please.

However, given that the novel is perhaps the default form of choice for aspiring writers—as opposed to writing plays or the ingredients on a cereal box—it’s never a wasted exercise to reflect on what makes a novel a novel in the first place. In doing so, we can all become the best version of ourselves and live happily ever after. Continue Reading…

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