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TIPS FROM WRITERS WHO’VE MADE THE JOURNEY TO PUBLICATION

16 Good habits for writers to model

Sent by Angie Noll

As writers, we can model other writers who are good at any aspect of the writing life that we’re struggling with, be it writing or publishing strategy, coping with stress and anxiety, overcoming limiting beliefs …. Whatever it is you need, there’s a writer out there to learn from.

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Tips for writing good story endings

From Suzanne Lieurance

The perfect ending of a story is really important because it is often what people remember most. That’s because a good ending ties everything together and leaves the reader feeling satisfied. To write good story endings, keep these tips in mind.

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The Writer as Dreamer and Realist

By Susan Fox

Do you dream of being a writer? Well, put your fingers to the keyboard and type a few words. Presto, you’re a writer! But that’s not really what you dream of, is it? What would “being a writer” look like for you? When could you say that your dream had become a reality?

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A daring, creative adventure

By Wendy Dewar Hughes

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

This quote by Helen Keller essentially sums up life in the creative lane – stepping out of the normal lane of everyday life and making creative changes by doing things you would not ordinarily think of doing—or that present a creative challenge for you.

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How becoming a writer helped me ‘grow up’

By Sharon E. Anderson

I started to see that emotional distance is the first step in being able to receive and accept criticism on any level – from the lowly critique group, to an agent, to a publisher. I finally figured out that even though it can be painful, there is much to be gained by reading an informative rejection letter, or a poignant professional review.

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Resisting the Lure of a Shiny New Story

By Alexia Adams

Once you start to write, you’ll likely find story ideas flood your mind. A phrase, a photo, an overheard snippet of conversation, almost anything can spark our imagination. After all, that’s what make us writers in the first place. But these bright ideas can lead us down a dark path. If not carefully managed, all these wonderful plots can stop us from achieving our overriding goal—finishing a story through to ‘The End’.

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Writers write. It’s that simple.

By Charlene Groome

It took me years to publish traditionally, but looking back, I reached my goals because I took the time to learn, practice and communicate with writing professionals. I was, and still am a sponge for learning the craft. I thrive on meeting other writers and socializing at conferences.

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Finding your lost Picasso

By Kim Klein

The truth is we are all born creative beings; it is not just a luxury given to a chosen few. As children, we sing, paint, write poetry, make sculptures, sand castles, mud pies, and culinary treats from our Easy Bake ovens and we believe, without a doubt, that every one of these brilliant creations is worthy of gifting and display.

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