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If there’s one thing every writer knows, it’s that the internet is littered with tips, tricks, and how-tos that promise to turn you into an overnight bestseller. You can spend hours trawling through websites, blogs, and social media posts looking for guidance. Not to mention all the books on grammar, writing, publishing, marketing, and even…

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“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” These are the words of Stephen Hawking and I’m not one to argue with genius. As (aspiring) authors and writers we should take these words to heart. If we wish to make money from selling books we need to connect with…

What makes a great action scene? by Aiki Flinthart

How do you write an exciting fight scene like those in the movies? Bad news…you can’t, because movies are visual. What you can do is leverage a book’s big advantage: deep POV. Sensory immersion. Aaannnd now we get to the tricky bit. Because the big fight is actually a war between reality vs fiction. How…

Novella Writing by Nick Earls

Any time we think of the novella in terms of being between things – between the short story and the novel, typically – we miss what can be great about it and we miss a chance to become better at writing it. Take a good close look at it specifically, and at the tools that…

Historic Writing by Caylie Jeffery

“History, it is said, was written by the victorious… the winners. But history is really a patchwork of stories about ordinary people whose daily lives and legacies have become the fabric of our world.” Nicole Christian, History and Social Sciences Educator   I hated history as a youth. I’ll admit it. Despite a strong educational…

Eight to twelve year old’s are more mature than we were at the same age. More aware of world matters, and more astute about the environment, relationships and human rights. Research shows they have an eight second attention span, are image driven, and seek immediate gratification. How can a mere book accommodate all this? There…

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Your blanket was a cape. A stick was a sword. The table was your fortress. Now, the blanket is just a blanket. The stick is thrown onto the roadside. And you write and write on the table. Children say they want to grow up quickly. They want to experience our world of adulthood, but for…

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Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have exploded on the social media scene. Many industries depend heavily on these applications to share their products, updates, and messages to their customers. No matter what type of audience you want to reach, there is always a different category of customers for each social network. As a writer, promoting your…

Journaling for Writers with Caylie Jefferies

Words. Incredible things that aid communication. We writers use them to paint pictures in people’s minds, to draw out emotions they never knew they had, to help them to walk in shoes they’ve never worn, and to give them a birdseye view of cultures, places and situations that are beyond their imaginations. But what about…

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The target: A literary agent Objectives: Finding a good one Searching for the right agent can be tough as good literary agents are elusive. They don’t come easy and certainly not in high numbers. But what does an agent do? Well, think of the agent as a messenger. Your manuscript will be pitched by that…

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