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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Tracking Your Word Count

Are you tracking your word count? Here are five good reasons to start, with strategies for getting started and going strong.

How to Ask People to Blurb Your Book without Fainting from Embarrassment

If you want a great book cover, you’ll have to ask people to blurb your book. It’s scary but you can do it. Here are five tips.

A Road Map for Writing Your Novel or Memoir Synopsis: 5 Tips for Reaching Your Destination

Writing a synopsis for your novel or memoir shouldn’t leave you stranded. Gget on the road with these five tips for succesfully navigating the process.

Timeless Freelancing: How Archival Research Can Help You Survive Rejections

In Part IV of her series on creative research, Stepanie Loomis Pappas encourages writers to capitalize on archives for timeless freelancing.

The Foolproof Formula for Writing A Murder Mystery

Is the woman in your murder mystery a possession? A victim? Glossy and virginal? If not, you’re going to need these tips to really nail the genre.

How to Overcome COVID-19 Writer’s Block 

Has the pandemic left you in a creative slump? J.L. Akagi shares eight tips she hopes will help you overcome COVID-19 writer’s block.

Book Marketing in (Late) 2020: Tips for Publishers and Writers Who Aren’t Jerks

Thoughtful book marketing in 2020 balances preserverance with compassion. Here are seven tips for writers and publishers seeking success in strange times.

Writing Fast and Focused for the Win: 7 Tips From Tom Strelich of Owl Canyon Press

Writing challenges like the Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon 4 are great chances to grow. Here, Tom Strelich offers tips for succeding at them.

Ghostwriting: The Good, the Bad, and the *Lucrative*

Ghostwriting isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you, here are five things to keep in mind before you get started.