Dev Patil

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12 Productivity Hacks For Authors

Becoming a productive author takes practice and using certain habits. Today’s author faces demand to write books, create blog posts and other …

8 Reasons Why You’re Destined To Be A Writer

<b>1. You’re a tortured soul</b><p>You can’t be a writer unless you’re battling demons on a daily basis. Mental health problems and addiction go hand in hand, …

Are You Sending Your Readers To Sleep?

It all started so well.<p>I started reading a novel recently that I picked by chance, and I have to say that I was left with feeling that a potentially …

3 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Writing

by The Magic ViolinistWe’re giving away a Chromebook! Why? Because it’s fun! Enter to win here.I love writing quotes. I love short one or two …

Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors

Writing a novel requires that you pay attention to the many elements of a book that factor into whether or not it is an excellent read. Great writing …

What Writers Should Do on Social Networks

Welcome to Part 3 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I explain what writers should and should not do on social networks. I also discuss how …

Getting Creative About Your Creative Process

Bestselling author and researcher Brené Brown, Ph.D, LMSW, used a unique method to write her newest book <i>Rising Strong</i>. She spent 3 weeks in …

Creativity

How to find & hire good content writers

Producing consistent, valuable content is one of the best ways to increase your brand’s visibility and drive conversions. But, it is also an area people struggle with the most. From coming up with ideas on a regular basis, to arranging your business schedule for writing and creating, and then you …

Kurt Vonnegut's 8 rules for writing with style

In the anthology "How To Use The Power of the Printed Word," brilliant author shares eight tips on how to write with style:<p><b>Find a Subject You Care</b> …

Principles of Writing: How to Avoid Wordiness

By Chelsea Lee A series on the principles of good scholarly writing. Scholarly writing requires clear communication. To achieve this, writers must be …

How to write a banging erotic novel

Historically, the credibility of the erotic novel has been quite poor. From the pandemonium that followed <i>50 Shades</i> to suburban mums swooning over Mills & Boon paperbacks. In a world that’s constantly told that ‘sex sells’, there’s huge potential in the market for some intelligent, exciting, …

The Journey of Writing: Where Are You Going?

With the release of <i>The Bow of Destiny</i> on 9/28 I’ve been doing podcast, blog talk radio and blog interviews. As such, I’ve been getting a number of …

Is a full stop really worth four commas? And should everybody avoid the semi-colon? This book from the popular linguist David Crystal will amuse and instruct<p>A couple of weeks ago I saw David Crystal give an after-dinner speech at the august annual conference of the Society of Indexers and the …

Language

Poet Jane Kenyon’s Advice on Writing: Some of the Wisest Words to Create and Live By

“Be a good steward of your gifts.”<p>In <i>Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life</i> — one of the finest, most insightful reflections on the creative experience ever committed to words — writer Dani Shapiro mentions a set of instructions by the poet <b>Jane Kenyon</b> (May 23, 1947–April 22, …

Top 15 essential tools for writers and content creators

photo credit: PicJumboBoth content creators and writers need some assistance when it comes to producing quality content. Technology has made it easy …

Walking Off Writer’s Burnout

<b>Jeff Biggers</b> hadn't written anything original in months. The joy was gone. Then he and a friend went for a stroll in Bologna.

Dear Indie Author: Please Write as Fast (or Slow) as You Want

Earlier this week, Huffington Post published an article by Lorraine Devon Wilke addressed to “Self-Published Authors,” asking them NOT to write four …

100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors

<b>100 fun facts about writers and their fascinating lives</b><p>On Twitter we recently reached the 100,000 followers milestone. (Hurrah! And do follow us …

Improve your writing with precise and meaningful descriptors

• Discounts of $50-$300 off on conferences, workshops, webinars and webcasts<br>• Exclusive and archived content on all four news sites - Ragan.com, …

Can You Break Grammar and Punctuation Rules and Still be a Good Writer?

Note: This is part of an online version of a writing workshop I taught for The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami-Dade College. The title of …

Books

Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin’s witty and informative compendium promises to help with everything from fear of death to loss of libido<p>This chunky but eminently browsable volume is a wonderful fusion of the practical and the entertainingly whimsical. It suggests a book or books for a whole raft …

Books

When It Comes To Book Sales, What Counts As Success Might Surprise You

Whenever you read about book awards you hear they help boost sales. But what you might not know is just how much those sales need boosting. Two prestigious awards announced nominees this week; in the U.K. the Man Booker unveiled its short list and in the U.S. the National Book Awards announced its …

Writing

Editing for Authors: Part 6, Know thyself, edit thyself - MacGregor Literary

Welcome back to my series on editing for authors. This week, we’re continuing the discussion begun last time on the developmental editing process. As …

Choosing the Write Name

The late & much lamented Victoria Collins<br>One of the first big decisions facing any budding author hoping to publish their novel is deciding what to …

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

11 Ways to Write Better

By Joshua Fields Millburn · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, InstagramWe are all writers now. Whether you write books, blogposts, emails, tweets, …

Opportunity for Online Writers! :)

Posts:83Group:MembersMember#5Joined:Sep 18, 2015<p>a currently "under construction" online publication that will be released in either January or …