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Go Ahead—Ignore Your Novel!

Today’s guest post is by author and writing professor Catharine Bramkamp, who has really great advice for novelists!

I’m in the middle of ignoring my novel.

It’s a full-time job.

One of the most difficult parts of creating a novel is knowing when to leave it alone. But growing and nurturing the space between the first draft and the second draft is the most important thing you can do for your work. Continue Reading…

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…

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…

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