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The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 2): How to give and take criticism without coming apart at the seams
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Criticism is hard--how to give it, and how to take it.
How Big a Hammer? Is it important for the reader to understand your theme?
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How to make your point, without making the reader feel like you're preaching--or hitting them over the head with your theme.
Middle-of-the-Novel Mud: How to winch your way out, and stay out
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What should and shouldn't happen in the middle of your novel.
The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 3): Size matters
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How to keep your critique group alive and thriving. Also, how and why novels must be critiqued differently from short pieces.
A Point of E-tiquette: Does your T-shirt have holes in it?
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This tip explains why it's so important to take a moment to run your spellchecker!
A Point of E-tiquette & 4 other tips on Professionalism
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5 tips on presenting your writing professionally in the digital age.
High Concept: Whether your plot or your premise is stronger, and why it matters
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What "High Concept" means, and whether you need it.
Exploding Writing Myths: Some things "they" say might be true for them but not for you
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Exposing some writing "truths" that aren't necessarily true for everyone.
Doghouse on Malibu Beach: What you should, and shouldn't, put in the first five pages of your manuscript
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What should and shouldn't appear in the first five pages of your novel.
The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 1): How to find (or create) a writers' critique group
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How to find or create a good writing critique group.
The Pesky Typo Hunt: Why you should take the trouble to track them down and eliminate them before they can breed
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The best technique I know for finding the errors in your own manuscript. It takes some effort, but it works.
Do you want a Cookie? The question of revising on spec
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Whether you should make substantial revisions for an editor or agent who hasn't bought your book.
Pitching to the Pros: What you can (and can't) expect if you ask someone to evaluate your writing, and what kind of sample you should offer them
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What you can expect, and what you should do, if you can ever convince a pro to evaluate your writing.
Scoring in the Elevator: All I know about writing a good two sentence pitch
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Crafting a good two sentence pitch.
The Editor is Never Wrong, Mostly: Well, hardly ever
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How to respond when you disagree with your editor.
I Hate Writing Stories!
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I Hate Writing Stories! is written for parents who want to help their child with literacy but are unsure where to start or what to do for the best. The exercises are flexible and can be used for different ages and abilities. There is advice throughout on how to adapt the work to suit children who find writing itself difficult.
Taking out the Trash: How to dig out your unique writer's voice
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Agents and editors all look for a strong, unique voice--how to find and polish yours.
Beating the Evil TV: The most valuable tip I'll ever give you--and it's short, too
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Why getting into your characters’ heads matters more than anything else.
10 Writing Prompts for Young Authors
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10 prompts designed to help young kids tell a story. Also works for children too young to write, who can create an oral narrative.
Villains: Because a good bad guy is the author's best friend
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Putting your villian to work, to make your novel great.