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7 Journaling Prompts for Writers

Many writers have struggled at some point with writer’s block. Even the most seasoned writers will experience some type of creative block from time to time. The key to overcoming writer’s block is simple – just keep writing. Of course, that’s always easier said than done. So, how do you keep writing when the words…

My Editor Has My Book. Now, What?

7 Tasks to Complete While You Wait for your Edits You have finally contracted the perfect editing team for your manuscript, and now it is time to celebrate, right? Not quite, lol. There are plenty of ways you can make great use of your time while you wait on your editors to get the next…

Does the Punctuation Go Inside or Outside the Quotation Marks? 7 Rules for Punctuation in Dialogue

All you have to remember is one rule: The punctuation goes INSIDE the quotation marks (about 99% of the time…lol). As with almost every rule in the English language, there are exceptions. But, if you follow this rule, you are bound to be right much more than you are wrong.  This rule is most frequently…

Good Authors Will Get Bad Reviews

Frustrating. Annoying. Unfair. These are all words that come to mind when I think about authors who have written amazing books but receive one star reviews from people (because I can’t call them readers) who openly admit they didn’t even read the book. Are you kidding me??? It’s completely insane. As a result, the overall…