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Four Types of Writing Groups for Lonely Writers

Being a writer is an extremely lonely lifestyle. The characters in our heads constantly beg for their stories to be told, and we often feel frustrated when there’s no one around to challenge us or to help us find the right words. We long to find a group of people who share in our struggles …

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Read to Write: How Reading Makes You a Better Writer

So, you want to be a writer? That’s awesome! What do you like to write? Who inspired you? What do I mean by that? I mean, what authors have you read that inspired you to write? Was it J.R.R. Tolkein or C.S. Lewis? Stephen King or Neil Gaiman? Maurice Sendak or E.B. White? No one? …

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Loose Body Parts: How to Keep Them Attached In Fiction

Who here loves zombies? I know I do! Zombie stories are by far one of my favorite genres. But no matter how much you love zombies, that doesn’t mean that every character should be one. Which, unfortunately, is what tends to happen when writing fiction. Unintended zombification can be a huge problem. Why, you ask? …

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