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Archive for June, 2010
by Justin C. Key • 6 comments
And if you can't write good dialogue, the story ends there!
Characters in books don't talk like we do. If you were to listen to a recording of yourself, you'd probably be surprised at not just the amount of 'ums' and 'uhs,' but also by the frequency in which y...
The temptation to write what's popular is hard to resist, but sticking with what's in your heart will get you further.
Do you really want to write a book about vampires, or do you want to write a book about vampires because everyone else is doing it? There are many things I’ve wanted to do because all the cool kids we...
by Holly Jennings • 6 comments
You're probably a very interesting person. Make sure it shows in your writer's bio.
When applying to any freelance writing job, you need to include a writer’s bio in your query letter or cover letter. For some reason, I find writing my writer’s bio a most daunting task, even now that...
by Justin C. Key • 2 comments
You want to be a writer. Until then, what?
Disclaimer: This will probably resonate more with our younger writers. If you want to be a writer, what does that really mean for your lifestyle? Your career? You can’t graduate from high school or...
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