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How to Give and Receive Feedback on Creative Writing

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How to Give and Receive Feedback on Creative Writing

Kirk McElhearn / 8 MAY 2024

When you’ve finished a novel or short story, it’s helpful to get feedback from people you trust. You may also have a critique partner, or be part of a writing group that offers reciprocal feedback. Here’s how to make feedback useful.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 38: Veronica G. Henry, Fantasy and Mystery Author

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 38: Veronica G. Henry, Fantasy and Mystery Author

Kirk McElhearn / 1 MAY 2024

Veronica G. Henry writes fantasy, mystery, and speculative fiction novels.

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Why You Might Want to Use Online Spelling and Grammar Checkers

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Why You Might Want to Use Online Spelling and Grammar Checkers

Kirk McElhearn / 24 APR 2024

Online spelling and grammar checkers can find corrections that built-in checkers on computers miss. It can be useful to run your writing through one of these services to do a final proofread.

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How to Customize the Scrivener Toolbar

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How to Customize the Scrivener Toolbar

Kirk McElhearn / 17 APR 2024

Customizing the Scrivener toolbar is an easy way to access the features you use regularly without clicking menus or remembering keyboard shortcuts.

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5 Ways to Move and Rearrange Files and Folders in the Scrivener Binder

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5 Ways to Move and Rearrange Files and Folders in the Scrivener Binder

Kirk McElhearn / 10 APR 2024

Scrivener's Binder is a powerful tool for organizing long writing projects. Here are five ways you can move files and folders around in the Binder.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 37: Debbie Urbanski, Science Fiction Author

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 37: Debbie Urbanski, Science Fiction Author

Kirk McElhearn / 3 APR 2024

After many years writing short stories and essays, Debbie Urbanski has published her first novel, After World, about AI at the end of humanity's physical presence on Earth.

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Publishing 101: What Does a Literary Agent Do?

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Publishing 101: What Does a Literary Agent Do?

Kirk McElhearn / 27 MAR 2024

Since getting a literary agent is essential to getting books published by major publishers, it’s a good idea to understand what literary agents do.

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Publishing 101: How Books Are Published, from Author to Agent to Publisher to Reader

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Publishing 101: How Books Are Published, from Author to Agent to Publisher to Reader

Kirk McElhearn / 20 MAR 2024

The process of publishing a book is complex, and first-time authors can benefit from knowing the many steps involved, and how long it can take.

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Five Books to Help Understand Story Structure

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Five Books to Help Understand Story Structure

Kirk McElhearn / 13 MAR 2024

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, your novel needs to have a structure. Here are five books that can help you understand story structure and write a coherent novel.

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