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How to Build Suspense in Your Writing

How to Build Suspense in Your Writing
Guest post by author @TevisShkodra. Originally published at tevisshkodra.com. 3 practical tips to keeping readers engaged You’ve all heard the ...

How To Up Your Writing Confidence, Score an Agent, and Get Published

How To Up Your Writing Confidence, Score an Agent, and Get Published
Guest post by author @misplacedcomma2. Are you a writer? When you answer that question do you look at people in the eye and say it with gusto? Or ...

Rejecting Rejection

Rejecting Rejection
Guest post by author Samantha Dodd. Twitter: @authordodd So you’ve finally finished your manuscript, poured your time, energy, heart, and soul int...

Online Writers’ Conferences you can Attend in a Pandemic

Online Writers’ Conferences you can Attend in a Pandemic
Guest post by author Phoebe Yu. Twitter: @writersdayjobs. As schools and businesses shutter amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are practici...

3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves

3 Ways Successful Writers Show Up For Themselves
Guest post by Jordin James. Twitter: @justjordinjames "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the grea...

Plotting & Pantsing: The Hybrid Method of Writing

Plotting & Pantsing: The Hybrid Method of Writing
Guest post by author Cal P. Logan. Twitter: @CalPLogan I’ve noticed something funny on Twitter recently—the plotter vs pantser debate ha...

The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

The Mindful Writer & the Desire To Publish (by Author Alisha Sevigny)
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca I try to write about things that writers might find us...

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca Edits, edits everywhere, and several drops to drink... T...

5 Reasons You Need a Writing Buddy

5 Reasons You Need a Writing Buddy
By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca When it comes to your writing career, no one will get y...

Twitter for Writers 101

Twitter for Writers 101
Guest post by Willie Handler, author of two satirical novels, The Road Ahead and Loved Mars Hated The Food. Editor's Note: There's a thriving writ...

Short Stories: An Interview with Novelist Dennis Bock

Short Stories: An Interview with Novelist Dennis Bock
This article appears in Vol I., Issue III of Raconteur Literary Magazine, our in-house LitMag (available December 2019). Interviewed by Tevis Shko...

3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives

3 NaNoWriMo Alternatives
By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor Editor's Note: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) not your thing? Here are 3 other options for kee...