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Who are you to write this book? 7 Journaling Prompts

Find your why, stay motivated, and turn your bio into yet another hook for your novel (even if you think you’re too old, too young, or too unsuccessful). 

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Whether you’re creating your online platform or writing a query letter; at some point, you need to say something about the author behind the book. But one of the reasons many writers find the querying process so daunting is the horrible suspicion that...

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How to write a query letter (without hating it) - Part 1

When I became a mother for the first time I experienced this bittersweet and terrifying emotion of vulnerability. I read a quote somewhere on facebook by Elizabeth Stone that captured it perfectly: 

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”

You could easily replace the decision to have a child with “making the decision to start querying your novel”. The feeling of...

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How to use Interiority to write a compelling novel

Is there any better feeling than reading a book which completely transports you into another person's mind?  As you read the closing pages you feel like by finishing the novel you are losing a friend, a lover or even a part of yourself, an identity that will always be a little part of you.

Personally, I am a little bit Jane Eyre, a little bit Elizabeth Bennet and a little bit Holden Caulfield, with a smattering of Stephen Daedalus.

There isn't a movie that's been made that can...

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