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Thursday Threes: Q&A with Author Sweta Vikram

This week, we're featuring Sweta Vikram, an award-winning author of eleven books who has been featured in the New York Times. Her debut US novel, ...
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Camp NaNoWriMo! (April 2018)

Have you guys ever heard of Camp NaNoWriMo? It's a more casual, relaxed version of NaNoWriMo that takes place every April and July. How does ...
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2018 Writing Resolutions: March

Another month is coming to an end, which means it's time to check in on our 2018 resolutions. I hope all of us made plenty ...
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Weekly Writing Prompt: Surfing the Web

I mainly write fantasy and historical fiction, so my characters are unfamiliar with modern technology. They might be experts in swords and magic, but what ...
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When Good Writing Advice Turns Bad: Word Repetition

Writing advice is awesome. It helps us write with more strength and clarity, alerting us to potential pitfalls. Too much passive voice? Let's choose more ...
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Weekly Writing Prompt: Further Exploration

As part of last week's prompts, we experimented with two personality tests. The point was to get to know our characters better, exploring facets of ...
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Jane Austen: How Reality Inspired Her Fiction

How did Jane Austen's nonfiction help shape some of the greatest romance novels in literary history? Digging deeper into these underrated writings, I'll explore three ...
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Writer Research: Forests

In this glorious internet age, people who have never been in an actual forest are increasingly common (the trees in the community park don't count) ...
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Thursday Threes: Q&A with Author Christy Mann

Welcome to our Q&A spotlight! We're featuring author Christy Mann this week, who offers great insight on the writing process and staying true to yourself. Christy's ...
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Weekly Writing Prompt: Personality Assessment

I don't know about you, but I love personality tests. Some might be more accurate than others, but overall, I think they provide valuable insight ...
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