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5 Self-Editing Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

5 Self-Editing Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

  Guest post by Reedsy writer Desiree Villena You’ve finally written the last page of your book. The murderer’s revealed, the lovers united, etc.—t...
The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

Guest post by professional editor Jessica De Bruyn. @true_imaginary A note from So You Want to Write... "Write drunk, edit sober" —Peter De Vri...
How NOT To Query

How NOT To Query

Guest post by author @StephanJHahn. I am no expert in the art of the query letter. In fact, I’m deep in the trenches of a war that I don’t even w...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

The Top 10 Mistakes New Writers Make

Guest post by author Phoebe Yu@writersdayjobs So you want to write but don’t know where to start? The journey to becoming a published author is a...