Writer's Fun Zone by Beth Barany

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Are You Out Of Focus? by Carol Malone

I was cleaning off all my emails the other day when I was suddenly struck with the number of emails I receive from my favorite writing gurus and educators. I subscribed to a variety of them and the glut of email messages they send me on any given day is overwhelming.

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Is Fear Holding You Back? by Martin Haworth

I’m a great believer in accountability. In my role as a coach, I spend a lot of time encouraging clients to be committed to their future. In doing so, it is vital that they appreciate that there is no one coming to their rescue (except me, perhaps – more of that later*.)

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Writing an Unlikeable Protagonist by Kay Keppler

Do protagonists have to be likeable? Of course, because how else can a reader bond with your hero? Of course not, because some of the most fascinating protagonists in literature are unlikeable, or indeed, hateful.

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The Value of Short Stories By Martin Haworth

As a business writer, I came to writing articles late in life. Eventually, from 2004 to 2013, I wrote over 400 and posted them out there in the world — on my own blogs; on other peoples’ websites, and on article banks.

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Travel/Write by Catharine Bramkamp

Travel writing sounds so glamorous; get paid to see legendary places, sample unusual food, sleep in exotic hotels, all on a magazine’s expense account.  Wow right? 

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Sale on Books for Writers by Beth Barany

I write books for writers, among other things. A Creativity Coach and Teacher, I work with novelists to help them create compelling stories, publish them, and be bold and true in their marketing.

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How to Write A Character Arc (homestudy course) by Lynn Johnston

A big shout out to Lynn Johnston, a fellow writing coach cohort, and friend. She’s got a new class up on creating character arcs. If “your character’s emotional journey IS the reader’s emotional journey,” as Lynn says, then you need to learn how to master writing a powerful character arc.

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The Series Bible by Chloe Adler

The first thing to determine is how you see things. How does your brain work? Some people need everything on paper in a notebook where they can physically touch a page – while others like to store items on the computer. Do you need it to be accessible everywhere? Like in the cloud?

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The Challenge of Genre Mixing by Michael Finberg

To make a big splash in today’s literary world, genre mixing is essential to a writer. Like a chemist, contrarian writers must mix many story elements to produce a powerful and fresh literary work. Premise and POV (point of view) must be chosen first, but then another critical choice awaits the writer.