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Reading Shakespeare for Writing Tips

Widely considered one of the best writers of all time, Shakespeare, whether you’re reading or analyzing his works, can often be intimidating. But as writers, we can learn a great deal from the Bard. First off, it is perfectly all right to borrow.  Many of the plots from Shakespeare’s greatest plays were ripped right from […]

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Signing On With a Small Publisher

It has often been said that editing is the hardest part of writing. But editing may also be the hardest part of publishing too. All told, it could be argued that I’ve been editing my first novel for three years, trying to make it good enough to attract an agent and then hopefully a publisher. […]

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Review of Self Editing for Fiction Writers

By Renni Browne and Dave King The authors of this informative book are both professional editors with decades of experience in the industry between them. Despite their authority, they use a very conversational voice and show rather than tell. Examples of what to do and what not to do abound and each chapter is finished […]

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Review of the Golem’s Eye

The Golem’s Eye Book Two of The Bartimaeus Trilogy By Jonathan Stroud Genre- Fantasy with elements of steampunk. Set in an alternate version of London in which the governments officials of the world are not just beaucrats but also magicians capable of summoning enslaved demons to do their dirty work, The Golem’s Eye follows the […]

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Review of On Writing

On Writing By Stephen King In all likelihood, the average American has heard of Stephen King and many have read his many works. But read his autobiography/writing manual, On Writing, and you’ll find that he’s more than just a writer of dark fiction. King writes in a conversational tone and his personality shines right through the pages. […]

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