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Karen Clayton
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The Ending
Writer's block is the worst, but what happens when it comes at the end of your story?  You've just spent countless hours and months slaving over a project and have no idea how to end it.  Frustrating right?! Here's some ideas that might help. First of all, ...

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Pinterest for Writers
Projects and recipes I find on Pinterest don't always turn out so well - like this pumpkin-duct tape book report project my son brought home.  Even if I've had a few pinterest failures,  that hasn't stop me from trying out new things or from spending hours ...

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Wonderful World of Boys
Writing a book with little boy characters? Well, here's a few list of words that might come in handy. VERBS:                                                                       ADJECTIVES: pinch                                                             ...

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Beta Readers
Writer's need Beta Readers - they need that fresh set of eyes to help improve and possibly shape the manuscript into something even more polished and likable. But how can writers go about finding such a valuable creature? K.M. Weiland  at http://www.helping...

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Write a book by writing letters.
I have posted this tip before - when writing pretend to write to someone you know - by the way, this was one of Stephen King's ideas.  The idea is that writing a letter can help you keep the audience in mind and really connect with them.  Pretty neat trick,...

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Reasons to Write . . . Gulp. . . Fan Fiction.
 For starters, I'll admit it is a little fun. See, I have a close friend who has been bitten by the writing bug and decided to write fan fiction. She tells me all kinds of funny stories about what her characters are doing and how people are reacting to her ...

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NaNo on and keep it real.
As many of you know, I never NaNo.  This time of year is just too busy for me.  Sometimes I JaNo and sometimes I SEPTEMBO, but never NaNo. I wish that I could, but I just can't.  I do, however, enjoy the excitement other authors are sharing as they embark o...

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Homecoming and Friday Night Lights
In Texas, there's a saying:  "Football is king."  Now, that's not true everywhere, but still football season is a big deal and so is HOCO or homecoming.  In fact the HOCO and Friday Night Lights season is so huge that several books have been written about f...

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YA Book Pick - The Cursed Child
The second Monday of every month (or this month Tuesday) we feature a review of a published YA book.  The purpose of this feature is to spotlight books of interest to aspiring writers as well as promote some of our favorite books and authors. This month, I'...

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Sleep Positions and Personality.
Time for a little more pop psychology. Just for fun, let's take a look at a woman's sleep position and see what it has to say about her personality. I am going to keep it short and sweet and look at Robert Phipps four basic sleep positions and see what hidd...
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