All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘writing tips’

Writer’s Block be gone! Finishing Your Book. I’m not just a Book Designer…

I don't believe in writer's block. (I can hear the gasps of disbelief already.) I make this statement based on my experience writing an award winning parenting book. So my experience is for non-fiction more than fiction. But I would think that much of what I outline could cover both.  I believe that if we follow one simple fist step that writer's block melts away and the words start flowing. But what is that "first step"? Well, a big part of my job as a book consultant and coach is to help...

Idle thoughts: 10 rules for fiction and non-fiction writers

I know there are more rules about writing than one can shake a stick at... and I'm sure you can suggest a few in the comments box to share with us all... the below are just 10 that seem to hit home to be attentive to. Here are just 10 rules to follow? (Thanking Janet Fitch from a post in the LA Times) 1. Write the sentence, not just the story 2. Pick a better verb 3. Kill the cliché. 4. Variety is the key. 5. Explore sentences using dependent clauses. 6. Use the...
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