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Calling all writers! Check out the best podcasts for self improvement for writing help and writers block. These ideas from writing life coach, Kate, are sure to inspire your next piece. If you are looking for creative writing tips to inspire new ideas for writing a book, then head to the blog to read more. | #writing #bestpodcasts #tipsforwriters

The 10 Best Writing Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Everyone and their grandma has a podcast these days, but there are plenty of reasons they’re so popular: for one, they are a convenient and engaging way to learn new things, get inspired, and immerse yourself in something you’re passionate about. Plus, you can listen to them wherever, whenever for

These are the best podcasts for women who are looking for book writing tips and ideas. Kate, a writing life coach and book editor, has put together a list of 10 podcasts you should be streaming for creative writing inspiration and ideas. Head to the blog to learn more. | #writing #podcast #writingtips

10 Writing Podcasts You Should Be Streaming Right Now

Everyone and their grandma has a podcast these days, but there are plenty of reasons they’re so popular: for one, they are a convenient and engaging way to learn new things, get inspired, and immerse yourself in something you’re passionate about. Plus, you can listen to them wherever, whenever for

Wanna meet 6 amazing writers and their cats? These cats have not only become a part of their writing aesthetic, but have also served as writing life inspiration and story ideas. The black and white photography might even inspire your own writing. Head to the blog to read more. | #poets #artists #writing #cats

6 Writers Who Really Loved Cats

While it might seem that cats are the natural enemy of laptops, pens, and notebooks (or is it vice versa?), many a great writer has persevered through the distractions of poorly timed head butts and the old 'walk-across-the-keyboard' trick, potentially risking all their hard work, for the love of th

Although we have a more modern understanding of famous writers, the writing aesthetic between the writer and their cat is still very appealing. Whether these feline companions are knocking over pencils on the famous writers desk or curling up next to them, head to the blog to check out these 6 writers and their friends. | #cats #writing #famouswriters

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats

While it might seem that cats are the natural enemy of laptops, pens, and notebooks (or is it vice versa?), many a great writer has persevered through the distractions of poorly timed head butts and the old 'walk-across-the-keyboard' trick, potentially risking all their hard work, for the love of th

What to send to your beta reader or critique partner to get the best feedback.  Visit a blog about writing, writing advice, writing lessons, grammar, publishing, marketing, author promotion, book promotion, novel creation, writing teaching and much more. Be sure to download our free printables! Make your fiction books better with our writing prompts and editing recommendations.

Imporatant documents for your beta readers or writing partners.

Your searching is over! You have a person happy to look at your manuscript. A person ready to give you the best possible advice on what can be improved and praise the good stuff. Now you are eager to give your new reader the printed pages or email them a copy. Or shouldn't you be…

the difference between an alpha reader, beta reader, sensitivity reader, and ARC reviewer.  Visit a blog about writing, writing advice, writing lessons, grammar, publishing, marketing, author promotion, book promotion, novel creation, writing teaching and much more. Be sure to download our free printables! Make your fiction books better with our writing prompts and editing recommendations.

Do you have your beta reader?

The reader categories for writers. Alpha readers, beta readers, sensitivity readers, ARC readers

Proofreading and editing is vital.  Visit a blog about writing, writing advice, writing lessons, grammar, publishing, marketing, author promotion, book promotion, novel creation, writing teaching and much more. Be sure to download our free printables! Make your fiction books better with our writing prompts and editing recommendations. Writing Lessons, Writing Advice, Writing Prompts, Proofreader, Fiction Books, Vocabulary, Writer, Novels, Teaching

Grammar and Vocab Dose

Fluent and rich language is key to good writing. Here you can find carefully picked words, examples, and writing tricks to make your own writing better.

It’s a feeling or attitude or expression they want their readers to pay special attention to. But what is tone and how can you use it in your story? The post How to Use Tone In Your Story appeared first on Just Writerly Things. Photography Jobs, Photography Competitions, Photography Courses, Amazing Photography, Cool Haircuts For Women, Short Models, Being Used, Ear Piercings, I Am Awesome

How to Use Tone In Your Story | Just Writerly Things

It’s a feeling or attitude or expression they want their readers to pay special attention to. But what is tone and how can you use it in your story?

The publication process can be a confusing and scary experience, especially for new authors just beginning the process! Try following these 3 simple steps of assess, edit, and pitch and you'll be on your way towards becoming a published author. Head to the blog to learn more about successfully publishing your first book. | About: steps to publishing a book, getting a book published, how to write a book, writing a book, writing habit tips #writingtips #writingbooks #author Writing Advice

3 Steps To Publish: ASSESS; EDIT; PITCH. | Writing Tips for Writers

The road to getting published is not only daunting, it's often also complex, nebulous, bewildering, and intimidating. If this little truth bomb hasn't turned you off like a lightbulb, good stuff. You're gonna need that resolve. And while you're ready to travel this sometimes l

While submitting your work frequently is one way to gain recognition and increase your chances of being published. A more concise plan can yield much more effective results. Learn more about the correct way to submit your work from start to finish and how each criteria should be evaluated. | About: how to get a book published tips, how to get a book published writers, book publishing tips, how to get your book published, book publishing process #shortstories #writertips #authors Fiction, Public, Fiction Writing, Science Fiction

How to Submit Your Short Fiction to Publications | Writing Tips for Writers

We’ve all been there—you’re submitting your work to different publications and contests to no avail. It’s a frustrating, time consuming, and endlessly disappointing phase that makes you want to give up altogether. Deciding where to submit your short fiction can be massively overwhelming. Not only

Caught up in all the formalities of becoming a writer? If you are feeling fearful of the path you need to take in order to grow as a writer, understanding your skill-set and experience can allow you to submit your stories/articles to the right contests. Learn more about submitting your work to the right places in this blog post. | About: submit stories, story publication,  publishing a book, tips for writers, how to write and publish a book, steps to publishing a book #author #publishing… Becoming A Writer, Writing Advice, Understanding Yourself, How To Become, Public, Books, Livros, Livres, Book

How To Submit Your Writing To The Right Places

We’ve all been there—you’re submitting your work to different publications and contests to no avail. It’s a frustrating, time consuming, and endlessly disappointing phase that makes you want to give up altogether. Deciding where to submit your short fiction can be massively overwhelming. Not only

Character backstory is key to exceptional storytelling. Without a backstory, it might be difficult to understand your characters and their motivations. Book Writing Tips, Writing Prompts, Story Structure, A Writer's Life, Writing Characters, Character Development, Self Publishing, Storytelling, Writers

How to Write Character Backstory | Just Writerly Things

Character backstory is key to exceptional storytelling. Without a backstory, it might be difficult to understand your characters and their motivations.

Reading books that are outside of your comfort zone allows you to see the world differently. When I started writing, some of my best ideas came from the weirdest places, and some of the most unusual books were my greatest inspiration. Learn more about the strange genres like Nordic Noir, New Weird, and much more to enhance your writing. | About: book creator, fictional writing, writing for struggling writers, writing mysteries, best historical novels #goodbooks #weirdbooks #author Book Creator, The Creator, Good Books, Books To Read, Start Writing, Weird And Wonderful, Editor, I Am Awesome, It Hurts

5 Fiction Genres You've Probably Never Heard Of | Books to Read

When someone refers to a book’s “genre,” we usually jump to the usual keywords: comedy, drama, fantasy, and so on. But these categories barely scratch the surface of what’s out there for us to enjoy—and to write within! Just like film, theatre, and other art forms, literature is constantly diversif

The inciting incident is an event or plot point that launches your protagonist into their story and hooks your reader into the protagonist's journey. The post How to Write An Inciting Incident appeared first on Just Writerly Things. Blog Writing Tips, Creative Writing Tips, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Memoir Writing, Writing Fantasy, Writing Ideas

How to Write an Inciting Incident | Just Writerly Things

The inciting incident is an event or plot point that launches your protagonist into their story and hooks your reader into the protagonist's journey.

The biggest obstacle I hear is that people can’t find the time to write. There’s always something in the way—whether that be family, chores, work, or just anything else that isn’t your writing.  A new friend I’ve been speaking with a few times a week recently asked me how I stay so motivated to write every day, how I write multi-thousands of words every day. Writing Goals, Writing Advice, Write Every Day, Something In The Way, How To Protect Yourself, New Friends, Work Hard, Writer, Novels

How to Protect Your Writing Time | Just Writerly Things

When it comes to your writing time, you need to figure out what distractions and obstacles stand between you and your writing goals.

New authors often face writer’s block due to their lack of guidance/experience. Across the literary world, there are thousands of different genres to explore that can enhance your perspective of storytelling. Learn more about these 5 unusual book genres, and how they can help you become a better author. | About: diverse books, recommended books to read, book suggestions for women, writing a novel inspiration, story ideas book #writingtips #womanauthor #books Book Suggestions, Book Recommendations, Recommended Books To Read, Best Authors, Story Ideas, Writing Tips, Editor, Storytelling, Perspective

5 Must-Read Strange, Unusual, And Downright Weird Books | Books to Read

When someone refers to a book’s “genre,” we usually jump to the usual keywords: comedy, drama, fantasy, and so on. But these categories barely scratch the surface of what’s out there for us to enjoy—and to write within! Just like film, theatre, and other art forms, literature is constantly diversif

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