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How to write a book and publish it (without giving up your day job)

Best tip: start now<p>You dream of being the next J.K. Rowling or Paula Hawkins but that pesky job, not to mention your social life, family commitments …

Writing

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

Want to Improve Your Writing? Try This Simple (and Free) Tech Hack

Reading your writing before your publish is important. But this simple practice can also help.<p>Three years ago, when I was starting my blogging journey , I worried about many things.<p>What should I write about? Could I think of enough topics to meet my goal of publishing a post each week?<p>As if those …

A CEO and founder shares 9 tough skills that will improve all aspects of your life

<i>"Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays strong."  —  Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, never stop reaching for new heights …

Self-improvement

8 techniques for finding and fixing errors in your writing

Mistakes are not necessarily an indicator of skill — or lack thereof. Certainly, a journalist who consistently makes factual errors is in need of …

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

Writing

What Are Freelance Jobs You Can Do From Home?

When most people think of freelancers, they think of creative jobs: writing, editing, perhaps advertising and marketing gigs. While those areas are …

How to write a novel this year: 'I'm surprised at how much time I find'

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

Writing

Why Warren Buffett Made $12 Billion In 2016

Warren Buffett made $12 billion in 2016 and reclaimed his position as the second richest person in the world, according to Forbes’ billionaire rankings.<p>How did he do it?<p>There are three primary reasons behind his investment performance, which helped increase his net worth to $74 billion.<p><b>1. The</b> …

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How to Write a Book: The Seriously Ultimate Guide for New Writers

So you want to learn how to write a book in 2018?<p>I think you'll agree with me when I say learning to write a book for the first time is a …

Ten Ways To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Everyone has heard the expression “Get out of your comfort zone!” or heard someone say “That experience took me way out of my comfort zone.”<p>Your comfort zone is where you live 90% of your life or more. You know how to get to work or wherever you have to go, you know how to pay the rent on time and …

10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills - Small Business Trends

After the years we spend learning to write formally for academia, content writing at first seems a little unnatural, mainly because blog writing …

Get The Life And Career You Deserve: A Five-Step Plan

Real life is so daunting and complicated these days that it can seem like a monumental achievement just to make it through the week. Even the most capable and hard-working people can be knocked down by real life, which throws us curve balls and complications when we least expect them.<p>It’s so easy …

How to Crush Your Goals

Nearly 80 percent of us will fail to reach our goals this year. Try this simple, yet powerful, way to crush your goals.<p>For many of us, 2016 began with a promise--a promise that this year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it's the everyday things that prove most difficult--managing …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Writing styles: 10 tips to master ways of writing

Developing the story content of your writing – your characters, plots, dialogue and other areas – is important. Yet mastering different writing …

Creative Writing

6 Key Scenes to Write a Terrifying Villain

by Jeff ElkinsOur huge 5th Anniversary Giveaway ends tomorrow. Have you entered yet? For your chance to win a Kindle Unlimited subscription and more …

34 Riveting First Lines From Literature

While you may recognize “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” you might not recall some of literature’s other, equally gripping …

Literature

Should You Use a Comma After “But”?

<b>Usually, the only time you should use a comma after “but” is when “but” is followed by a parenthetical element. Use a comma before “but” if it’s at</b> …

Linguistics

Patterns In Writing I: Introduction

So much of our writing time is spent correcting details of grammar that we neglect the larger picture in writing. This article introduces a writing …

Advanced Techniques (And Insights) for Jaw-Dropping Dialogue

Does your dialogue drop jaws in all the right ways?<p>…Does it light up the story like an imagination on fire?<p>…Does it build momentum?<p>…Does it raise …

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10 Things All Aspiring Writers Should be Doing

<i>What are some writing tips for young aspiring authors? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of Saving Abby and 27 other titles, on Quora.</b><p>I'm a …

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! <i>Harry Potter</i> and</i> …

Harry Potter

Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, and other literary icons.<p>By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of …

The 12-Step Process that Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book …

6 Tricks to Beating Pesky Procrastination

Do you ever find yourself pushing writing off until near your deadline? Or do you get so frustrated with yourself that you cannot concentrate on …

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 52: Stagnant Story Conflict

What’s so hard about story conflict? You throw your protagonist and your antagonist onto the page–insta-conflict! Right? Actually, not so fast. Turns …