Sep 112014
 
10 Tips for Dealing With Rejection as a Writer

If you’re working towards your goal of getting published, you need these tips for dealing with rejection – for your writing will be rejected. Rejection is a sign you’re in the game! Deal with setbacks properly, so you can bounce back and query again. As a full-time freelance writer and blogger, I apply these tips almost every single day. “We think writers should stop placing so much emphasis on ‘rejections’,” writes Linda

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Jul 252014
 
How to Love Writing

If you hate writing, you’re in good company – whether you’re writing an essay for school, an article for Oprah, or a memo for your department at work. These tips on how to love your writing are inspired by quotes from famous published authors who – believe it or not – hated writing. I like to start every blog post with a resource for writers, so they have somewhere to

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Jul 222014
 
7 Tips for Writers Jealous of Other Writers

How do you deal with the jealousy you feel when you listen to authors at writers’ conferences or read Pulitzer-prize winning magazine articles in the New York Times? If you’re not a writer jealous of other writers, I need your advice. One surefire tip for dealing with jealousy is to get deeper into your own writing. Use the exercises in books such as One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons

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May 112013
 
3 Ways to Increase Your Writing Confidence

If you struggle with doubt and insecurity as a writer, here are a few specific tips for increasing your writing confidence. Female writers are almost always paralyzed by self-doubt, self-criticism, and fear – even the most successful published, most well-read authors. I don’t think male writers struggle with the same self-doubts. I increased my confidence in myself as a writer by reading books like The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide

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Feb 032013
 
10 Most Common Grammatical Errors – and How to Fix Them

A grammar mistake as “little” as its instead of it’s can stop you from getting published, or change an A paper to a B or even a C. Here are the most common grammatical errors people make, plus tips on how to fix them. This is a guest post from Honor Clement-Hayes, who is – among many other things – the Women’s Fashion Editor for an online culture magazine called

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Sep 132011
 
5 Writing Secrets From William Shakespeare

If you want to learn writing secrets, get thee to the greatest writer in the English language! Here are William Shakespeare’s secrets of great writing, via the Publication Coach. First, though, look at Write Like the Masters: Emulating the Best of Hemingway, Faulkner, Salinger, and Shakespeare. The idea isn’t to copy how other writers write – even the Masters – but to learn their secrets. Brilliant writers have unique habits, voice,

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Jun 232011
 
Not Writing Enough? 5 Tips for Disorganized, Distracted Writers

If you’re not writing enough, do yourself a favor. Put just one of these tips for disorganized, distracted writers into action – and watch your productivity skyrocket! “The hardest part of writing is starting, especially if the project is daunting,” says freelance copywriter Brenda Ebel Kruse, author of John Deere Collectibles. “I often feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of a big project, and tend to put off the simple process

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Jun 202011
 
Writing for Quips and Tips - Perks and Procedures

Want to write for “Quips and Tips”, get online exposure, and practice your SEO skills? Sure you do! Here are the perks and procedures for writing for Quips and Tips. First, here’s why guest posting is so good: “The whole idea of guest blogging or guest posting is to get high-value backlinks pointing to your website,” writes James Martell in Cheat Sheet For Guest Writers. “Google sees backlinks as a

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Jun 132011
 

How do writers’ childhoods affect writing and getting published? What is the writing process? Here are bestselling author Margaret Atwood’s writing quotations and advice, from Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing. “All writers must go from now to once a upon a time; all must go from here to there; all must descend to where the stories are kept; all must take care not to be captured and held

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May 092011
 
How J.K. Rowling Followed Her Heart to Fame and Fortune

Learning how J.K. Rowling followed her heart to fame and fortune will motivate and inspire you to write, fellow scribes! J.K. Rowling’s goal was to write what she loved…and now she makes millions of bucks as a published author. “It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If you want to succeed

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