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Writing Tips

Are you interested in taking your writing to the next level? Below you’ll find some great articles with writing tips.


How Not to Freak Out and Get Humiliated When Pitching to Agents By Andy Ross

Literary Agent, Andy Ross, recently wrote a blog with tips for writers.  We liked it so much we wanted to share it with you.  Andy has worked in the book business since 1972 and has been profiled in such newspapers and magazines as Publisher’s Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Over...
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Nonfiction: Structuring Your Book-Length True Story, By Kelly Daniels

Author, Kelly Daniels, taught an engaging, nonfiction workshop at the 2014 San Miguel Writers’ Conference. We had so many conference attendees asking about the workshop, we decided to post a written version of the exercises on our blog. For those of you who missed Kelly’s workshop, or who were able...
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Dialect and the 10% Rule

A few years ago, I tried to explain using dialect in dialogue to a student.  He’d written a story about a man and a prostitute.  Some of the dialogue read authentic while other lines sounded too proper and out of character.  For example, at the beginning of the first scene,...
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