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Tried and True Tips for First-Time Authors

Today’s guest post comes from writing instructor Amanda Guest, who is the Community Manager for FastPencil, a site that helps teach writers the fastest and easiest way to write and publish a book. She often shares tips on writing and marketing self-publishing books on the FastPencil blog.

Very often we hear from authors who say they know they have a great book inside them, but don’t know how to get it out. Here are our most tried and true writing tips to help get you on the path to creating your best first book: Continue Reading…

Advice I Wish I’d Been Given When I Started My Novel-Writing Journey

This concludes our series asking some seasoned, experienced authors what three key bits of advice they would give new writers that they wished they’d known when they started writing. We all wish someone had given us gems of wisdom that would help us avoid wasting precious time and making serious career mistakes. In the first post of this series, I mentioned I would share my three bits of advice, so here they are. Oh, how I wish someone had told me these things when I started writing novels nearly thirty years ago!

If I could go back in time and sit my younger self down to have a serious talk about the years of rough road ahead, I would have a lot more than three main bits of advice. I think a daylong discussion would ensue, and perhaps (well, more like probably) at the end of it, my younger self would decide the best course of action would be to avoid beginning the arduous novel journey at all. Continue Reading…

Advice I Wish I’d Been Given When I Started … Part 8

This continues our series asking some seasoned, experienced authors what three key bits of advice they would give new writers that they wished they’d known when they started writing. We all wish someone had given us gems of wisdom that would help us avoid wasting precious time and making serious career mistakes. So I hope hearing the advice from these various authors will help you in your writing journey!

 Today’s post is from author Jackie Castle:

So. You’ve declared yourself a bona fide storyteller, a scribe of fantastical tales, an author in training. And with that admittance comes a sense of peace, of rightness, and a world of craziness.

Yes, craziness. You read that right. Continue Reading…

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