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Quick Tips For Writing Teen Romance

Quick Tips For Writing Teen Romance

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! So, it’s the perfect time to settle in with a good old fashioned romance. Whether it’s a movie, book, or TV show, we all have our preferences. Now, how many of you are penning your first romance novel?

7 Ways To Avoid Distractions While You Write

7 Ways To Avoid Distractions While You Write

Distractions. They get the best of us—encouraging us to procrastinate when we know there’s a ton of work to do. Maybe that’s part of the problem. We don’t want to work when we know there’s a lot on our plates. Writing doesn’t have to be a chore, but if you’re struggling to pull yourself back into work, try these tricks!

9 New Year’s Resolutions For Writers

9 New Year’s Resolutions For Writers

New year, new me? It’s that time again—time to come up with that New Year’s resolution! As writers, we are always open to the idea of improvement and broadening our minds to creativity for the sake of a story. Now that it’s 2019, here are 9 New Year’s Resolutions to consider:

#AmWriting: Defeating Writer's Block

#AmWriting: Defeating Writer's Block

We’ve all had it happen to us. One moment we are thriving on imagination, running on creative fuel, and our fingertips rush to keep up with our story. Next, we are struggling to formulate a fitting sentence, unable to find that deep-rooted connection that gives our story life and makes us feel like we’re one with our characters. So, how do we fight this? How do we rediscover our imagination and defeat writer’s block?

Can A Messy #NaNoWriMo Project Be A Success?

Can A Messy #NaNoWriMo Project Be A Success?

NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month. Basically, every November, aspiring and published authors take it upon themselves to complete a FULL-LENGTH BOOK of 50,000+ words in four short weeks. It seems like an impossible task, but IT CAN BE DONE.

#AmWriting Everywhere: Writing With A Busy Lifestyle

#AmWriting Everywhere: Writing With A Busy Lifestyle

With NaNoWriMo under way, I figured a post about writing everywhere might be helpful! As authors, both aspiring and published, we often have a drive to write … all the time. But it’s hard to find time when we’re balancing a current paying job with a social life and our down time to relax! How can we do it all?

Why Do Authors Practice Writing Books?

Why Do Authors Practice Writing Books?

How does an author discover their writing style? Well, it may sound like something that's innate but it's certainly not that simple. Finding a writing style that's best for you takes a lot of work and a few tries before some authors get it right. Like anything in life, authors have to practice, practice, practice! 

6 Tips For Writing Short Stories and Novellas

6 Tips For Writing Short Stories and Novellas

Are you interested in writing a short story or novella? In publishing my contemporary YA short story with Evernight Teen’s KISSED anthology, I learned a few things along the way. Follow these tips and tricks to produce your best quality work, so it’s ready for publication!