Myra Hawke Dyck

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40 things I learned about the writing craft in 40 years

This is the first piece I have published since my official retirement from Poynter on New Year’s Eve. I have lots of work ahead of me, but it has …

Target settles with MasterCard for $19M over data breach

Target has ended a dispute with MasterCard over the 2013 data breach at the retail giant's stores by agreeing to pay up to $19 million to credit-card issuers worldwide.<p>The money will compensate them for the costs of canceling accounts, creating new accounts and sending out new cards, the companies …

How Long Should Your Book Be?

Resources for Writers<p>How Long Should Your Book Be?<p>Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin ©.<br>Posted in Resources (Getting Published, Submission Tips).<p>I give …

Five Really Good Reasons To Outline Your Novel - before you write a word

Outlining isn't a necessity, but there are so many advantages to it that even die-hard 'pantsters' should think twice about rejecting it. I have …

Writing

How To Set Up Your Goodreads Author Profile

Goodreads is a popular platform authors can use to market their books. However, I know many authors who have not even set up the basics on Goodreads …

5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly

<i>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</i><p>Reviews are starting to roll in for my new YA novella, <b>THE VOW</b>, published by Harper Collins.<p>Considering the length …

10 Lessons Dr. Seuss Can Teach Writers

by Joe BuntingIn the spring of 1925, a Dartmouth College senior named Theodor Geisel was caught drinking, a serious offense during prohibition. As …

Creative Writing

#NaNoWriMo: How to make writing a novel easier than it looks

<b>I write drafts for my novels at a rate of 1,000 words per hour. I can string more of those hours together if I plan ahead with a general outline, but</b> …

21 or 22 Yet Even More Amazing Tips to Be a Better Writer - Altucher Confidential

My 12 year old daughter is afraid to talk to me because I might write it. My sister doesn’t speak to me. My mom doesn’t speak to me. I suspect even …

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …

Start Here: 3 Things You Need To Do At The Beginning Of Your Novel

Sometimes I wish a giant arrow would appear above my manuscript and pin-point the correct place to start. Alas, that does not happen.<p>An inciting …

The Kill Zone: Ten Lessons from Plot & Structure

How To Find Your Story By Asking A Shitload Of Questions

As a writer, you know how it goes: You’re sitting around having coffee or you’re driving to work and BAM! A story idea hits your brain.<p>You write the …