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How Facing Your Space Could Improve Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by architect Donald M. Rattner. As an architect who studies the psychology of creative space, and the author of a recently published book on the subject, I’m often asked by my fellow scriveners what the most common mistake writers make in fitting out their physical workspace. Easy, I reply. They’re looking

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Tips for Writing a Query Letter

In the United States, a query letter refers to a note sent to literary agents to gauge their interest in representing the author. In the UK and Ireland, they call such a query letter a “covering letter.” These are not to be confused with a “query” or a “pitch” submitted to editors of magazines, journals or

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My Top Books of 2019

I had such a good reading year this year. It was hard to narrow my top books of 2019 into a manageable list. For as long as I can remember, my favorite part of my day has been the part when I get to curl up for an hour or so with a pile of books.

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Instead of Setting Goals, Tell a New Story

“In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” —Dante “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to go,” said the Cat. “I don’t care much

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Let Your Characters Tell the Story

by Eldred “Bob” Bird Recently, I received feedback on my manuscript, Cold Karma, from one of my beta readers and was pleasantly surprised. “I really like reading your books,” he said. “You don’t bog things down with a lot of unnecessary details. You let the characters tell the story.” If I had been wearing a

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9 Types of Narrative Devices

How do you tell a story? Not how do you construct a story, or how do you structure and plot a story? How do you tell a story? When I think about storytelling at its most basic, I think about our earliest ancestors, sitting around a campfire, sharing stories about their lives, the adventures they’ve

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