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Filip Wiltgren
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Great, fast and flexible mind-mapping tool. And it's free!

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Rejections are a part of the writer’s life. And yet, a bad rejection at the wrong time can crush an aspiring author. Knowing that others have been rejected before you, that authors you admire, who’ve won prizes and gone on to glorious careers, have been…

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Sometimes you read a book at exactly the right time to change your world. Algis Budrys’ “Writing to the Point: A Complete Guide to Selling Fiction” was one of those books for me. Writing to the Point is a short (152 airy pages) yet deep (spanning…

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You’ve written your novel, published your stories, signed an autograph or two[note]Yes, your mother does count.[/note]. And then you get the question: so, what’s your platform like? What the hell is an author platform? Have you got one? Is it contagious?…

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There are some things that work plain better than others, that resonate with your needs better than others. When it comes to writing, I have tons of resources that I use on occasion, some that I use repeatedly and a few that I use all the time. This is my…

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September was better than August. A lot better. I managed to actually sit down and do some work again, pounding out close to 19 000 words. For a while I felt on a roll. Then I had the week from hell…

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Why do some scenes feel powerful and others do not? Why do some stories make us cry and others, just as skillfully told, leave us indifferent? Why do some books and games draw us in so strongly? :David Farland:, in his :Drawing on the Power of Resonance…

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I have a dream. I dream to be a professional writer. You know, a professional writer. Who’s, you know, professional and stuff. Until very recently I had no idea what being a professional writer meant. I had a vague idea that I wanted to get paid for…

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It sits there, right at the end of your book. Your author biography[note]Author biography, author bio, and author’s bio all seem to be legitimate spellings. So I’ll mix and the search engines will love me.[/note]. That little blurb where you’re supposed…

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So there hasn’t been a new blog post for a while. It’s one of those IRL things – when time and energy become scarce I’ve needed to prioritize. And I’ve chosen writing above writing about writing. But here’s an update about what’s been going on.
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