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Tips for Writing an Article

Most of us don’t think of ourselves as authors, when in reality we are. Though we may not have published a book, many of us have written an article whether it was for a blog or a high school newspaper. According to dictionary.com, an article is “a written...

Book Writing 101: Gender Specific Writing

Men and women think, and therefore act differently. As a writer, your goal is to toss in the unexpected while maintaining gender specific characteristics. Men would say women think irrationally, while women...

Book Writing 101: The Ending

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”~ Frank Herbert One of the main goals when writing an ending to your book or short story, is to have the reader feel satisfied, yet almost wishing there were more; to leave them wondering what...

Book Writing 101: The Scene List

There are many different ways authors go about writing a scene. Some use a pre-planned scene list, while others employ the “start writing and see what happens” method. I’ve found that most writers are...