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Why Writers Should Learn How to Touch Type

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Why Writers Should Learn How to Touch Type

Kirk McElhearn / 20 DEC 2023

Touch typing is a skill that all writers should learn to be more efficient and to put less stress on their bodies.

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How to Find Experts to Help You Fact-Check Your Novel

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How to Find Experts to Help You Fact-Check Your Novel

Kirk McElhearn / 13 DEC 2023

When writing a novel, it's important to get all the facts right. Finding an expert to help fact-check your novel can help you correct mistakes.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 33: Carl Zimmer, Science Writer

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 33: Carl Zimmer, Science Writer

Kirk McElhearn / 6 DEC 2023

Carl Zimmer is a science writer, author of 14 books, is a professor adjunct at Yale University, and writes the Origins column for The New York Times.

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How to Find Beta Readers

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How to Find Beta Readers

Kirk McElhearn / 29 NOV 2023

When you've finished the draft of your book, it can be helpful to find some beta readers to get constructive criticism on your manuscript.

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How to Find a Literary Agent

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How to Find a Literary Agent

Kirk McElhearn / 22 NOV 2023

When you've finished writing a book, it's time to get published. Here's how to find a literary agent for your book.

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5 Ways Flash Fiction Can Help You Overcome Writer's Block

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5 Ways Flash Fiction Can Help You Overcome Writer's Block

Sophie Campbell / 17 NOV 2023

When writer’s block tightens its grip and threatens to derail your writing project, here’s how to outsmart it.

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How to Create a Cover for Your Self-Published Book

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How to Create a Cover for Your Self-Published Book

Kirk McElhearn / 15 NOV 2023

People really do judge books by their covers. It's important that your book cover gives readers an idea of what it's about, and that it looks professional.

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Story Structure: A Guide to the Basics

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Story Structure: A Guide to the Basics

Gabriel Gaynor-Guthrie / 14 NOV 2023

There are several ways of analysing story structure by dividing it into acts, each containing key elements that drive the plot.

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Navigating the Publishing Process: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing

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Navigating the Publishing Process: Traditional vs. Self-Publishing

Kirk McElhearn / 8 NOV 2023

When you want to publish a book, which option is better? Traditional or self-publishing?

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