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How to Write a Book That’s Based on a True Story

Life is filled with stranger-than-fiction moments. But how do you write a book based on a true story? How do you take those fantastical events and turn them into an even better story? In practice, it’s much harder than it sounds! As a writer, you undoubtedly want to capture those moments in an irresistible story that

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5 Ideas for Teaching Writing in Virtual Lessons

Have you started teaching remote lessons? Wondering how to teach writing when your students are sat behind a screen? Virtual teaching creates challenges to how we teach writing, but there are plenty of exciting new opportunities too. We’ve looked at five key areas to share simple tips and advice to help you teach writing remotely.

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7 Writing Lessons Learned in 2020

Happy New Year! For me, the turning of the year is certainly a time of examining habits, renewing intentions, and creating plans. But more than setting goals for the coming year, I prefer to think about the lessons I have learned from the year that has passed. In my experience, goals all but just happen

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How Much of Our Real Life Shows Up in Our Fiction?

by Julie Glover When my husband read the first draft of the first novel I ever wrote, he asked about my protagonist, “Is this you?” That’s hardly the only time that question has come up. How much of our real lives and personalities go into the characters and world we writers create? Our readers, including

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The Definitive Guide to Setting Your Freelance Writing Rates

What are your freelance writing rates? It’s the forever-and-always number one question that floats around the freelance writer sphere: “What would you charge for…”  Whether it’s asked by a prospective client or by another writer, pricing freelance writing rates are continually a tripping point you can get stuck on. How much should I charge for

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5 Creative Ways to Help You Get Writing

Anton Chekhov wrote: “My country house is full of people, they never leave me alone; if only they would go away I could be a good writer.” I bet you have your own “if only …” sentence that tells why you haven’t reached your writing goals. Mine change from time to time. “If only I

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