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"I don't know the rules of grammar. If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language." - David Ogilvy In the fiery act of creation, every writer has tripped over and busted a few grammar rules. That's why the powers that be brought [...]

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"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps is arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses." - Amy Tan Ever since she was little, Amy Tan had the dream of becoming an artist. She was Always fascinated with the question: why do things happen the way [...]

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"Keep Traveling, even if you don't know where the road will end." - Lailah Gifty Akita Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, books or articles, there comes a time when your inspiration seems to dry up and, no matter how hard you try, you cannot seem to write a single word. When [...]

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"Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm." - Charles Caleb Colton Do you ever sit down to write, only to waste an hour dawdling before you even type a word? Maybe [...]

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"The only really committed artist is he who, without refusing to take part in the combat, at least refuses to join the regular armies and remains a freelance." - Albert Camus Becoming a freelance writer takes a lot of hard work. You can save yourself some time and effort by setting goals for yourself as [...]

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"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ernest Hemingway 2015 is almost over. What are your writing goals for 2016? With only a few days left until the new year begins, now is the time to start thinking about what kind [...]

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"Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times." - Hunter S. Thompson Getting a publishing contract is a huge deal for any writer. Many writers hope to become published authors at some [...]

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"With my career I want to either make something or make an impact. Writers both make something, and make an impact." - Jarod Kintz Finding success in your writing career is absolutely possible. Like with any job in life there is a learning curve. You won’t find complete success in a month. You might not [...]

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"I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh "Clear thinking leads to clear writing" is a phrase that most people have heard of before. All too often, however, they dismiss it as common sense, don't [...]

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"You can't judge a book by its cover but you can sure sell a bunch of books if you have a good one." - Jayce O'Neal So you've just finished writing your novel and you're deciding whether to self-publish or go the traditional route. What is the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing? What are [...]

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