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how to stop procrastinating and just write

How to Just Stop Procrastinating and Write

You know you've got to finish your novel. It's a big priority in your life, it's all you can talk about, but... Do tweets count toward your book's word count? Okay, in all seriousness, for some reason, you have been struggling with procrastination. There are a few reasons why you may be among the too-large club [...]
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I’m Thankful For My English Teachers

Everyone begins somewhere. For me, my spark started with the guidance, kindness, or even criticism of my mentors. I’m Thankful for My English Teachers In particular… Mr. S A teacher who recognized that I had an exception gift for composition at 13 (instead of simply acknowledging that I was “bright” in general). He patiently read my […]

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how to write the beginning

How to Write the Beginning of a Novel or Story

Maybe you have this grand story idea in your head, but you don’t know where to start. The first paragraph, the first sentence? The members in many writers’ groups will simply say, “Just write,” when you’re looking for advice, and this is more than a little frustrating. Beginning a Novel With a Hook Even more frustrating […]

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how much does a book editor cost?

How Much Does a Book Editor Cost?

So you’ve written a book and spent weeks self-editing it to the point that you can’t improve it anymore on your own. Any self-publishing author knows that getting good reviews is paramount to book sales, and for many, that means hiring a book editor is an essential part of the process. Even those going through traditional […]

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why you should choose an INFJ editor

11 Reasons Your Next Editor Should Be an INFJ

In this article, I’m going to explain, in my biased perspective, why INFJs make the best editors. If you don’t already know, an INFJ is one of sixteen personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Myers-Briggs identifies four dualities and classifies individuals by where they stand on these four indicators: The I or E […]

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