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Tuesday’s Tips and Inspiration

Tuesday’s Tips and Inspiration

Hello Storytellers! Here is another link feast for the week. Hopefully you find one thing to take away! Writing Tips 10 things serious writers do without fail How to Overcome Perfectionism to Achieve Your Writing Goals How Symbolism Adds Depth to a Story How to 

Tuesday’s Tips and Inspiration

Tuesday’s Tips and Inspiration

Hello Storytellers! Let’s dive right in to this week’s post. If you find one takeaway today, then it was worth the read. Enjoy! Writing Tips Why Story Is Important – Writers in the Storm The Two Halves of the Midpoint – Helping Writers Become Authors 

Tuesday’s Tips for Writers

Tuesday’s Tips for Writers

Hi Storytellers! Welcome to a New Year! This week’s post is a mix of reflection and looking ahead…

10 writing resolutions for a novel year @ Now Novel

Time to Make Your Old Year’s Writing Resolutions @ Writer Unboxed

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2021 @ K.M. Weiland

“Never think you’re too weird.” Read Anne Rice’s best writing advice @ LitHub

CHANGE: A Simple Formula for the Life You WANT @ Kristen Lamb

One Word To Guide Your Writing Journey in 2022 @ Writers in the Storm

Writing resources: Our best of 2021 @ Now Novel


And here is a very short list of my favorite reads from last year:











Here’s to the greatest year yet! Happy Writing!

J.L. Winters

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Dear Storytellers! As we close out another life-changing year, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! For me, the end of the year is always a time for reflection and gratitude. It has been filled with ups and downs, learning to 

Tuesday’s Tips

Tuesday’s Tips

Hi everyone! It’s snowing like crazy here today. Wherever you are, I hope you’re enjoying the season. Here’s another Tuesday’s Tips! Writing Tips The Two Halves of the Inciting Event The Two Halves of the First Plot Point Tools of the Trade to Supercharge Your 

Tuesday’s Tips

Tuesday’s Tips

Hi All! I haven’t posted in a while, life has been happening here, but I’ve still been collecting links to share. Here are this week’s tips for writers!

Writing Tips

How Horror Can Improve Our Writing in ANY Genre

A Case for WAS: The Much-Maligned Passive Voice

How to Level Up Your Writing & Storytelling Skills

How to Fix Passive Voice (7 Examples)

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EM DASH, AN EN DASH & A HYPHEN

Structure Isn’t the Holy Grail You’re Looking For

Crime Fiction: Ways to Draw Readers into the Story: @MargotKinberg

Appeal to the reader’s senses (page critique)

A Dozen Solutions to the “Dialogue Tag

Lies, Secrets, and Scars Create Better Characters

HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST CHAPTER IF YOU HATE WRITING FIRST CHAPTERS

How to Show Emotion for Non-Viewpoint Characters

The Wound: How Pain Can Deepen Our Fiction

Taking Yourself Seriously Is Killing Your Writing

Productivity Tips

3 Tips for Fast Drafting Your Novel In Record Time

Knowing When NOT to Write

Time Management for Writers Who Hate Time Management

Finding Time to Write: 3 Foolproof Ways to Write With a Busy Schedule

Author Platform

Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas Using December Observances

Blogging Tips

Start Your Freelance Writing Career with These 7 Simple Steps

BUILDING YOUR PLATFORM

Book Marketing

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

How to Market a Book While Keeping It Classy

Cozy Mystery Book Cover Design Tips and Secrets

Publishing

Five Things Editors Wish Creative Writers Knew

Three Benefits of Writing a Book Proposal

Trigger warnings in queries

Quick Publishing Tip: Don’t Bury Your Gold

The “voice of god” from movie trailers is killing your query letter

Weekly Dose of Inspiration…

Why Comparing Yourself to Other Writers Doesn’t Make Sense

Happy Writing!

JL Winters

Tuesdays Tips

Tuesdays Tips

Tuesday’s Tips – 11/2/21 – Links for Writers Writing Tips What Are Pinch Points and Where Do They Go? Humanizing the Bad Guy (or, Some Thoughts on Violence in Fiction) Writing and the Law of Loss Aversion Navigating a Story Identity Crisis David Foster Wallace 

Tuesday’s Tips for Writers

Tuesday’s Tips for Writers

10/26/2021 Happy Tuesday! Here are some tips for your week, I hope you find something to inspire your writing, wherever you are in the process. Writing Tips 6 Questions to Help You Avoid Repetitive Scenes Novel editing insights: 9 big lessons from critique How to 

Tuesday’s Tips

Tuesday’s Tips

Hi! I’ve been out of circulation for the past few weeks, but here are the latest Tuesday’s Tips for writers…10/12/2021.

Writing Tips

Story Not Behaving? Try Going Deeper into Structure

Everything Has A Story

Binging is BIG: 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Series HOOK Readers

What are good topics for novels? 14 ways to find winners

Pinch Point 1: Key Features

6 Tips to Make Your Scenes Visually Dynamic

5 Story Structures to Use in Your Writing

The Conscious Writer: Taking back your creative power

5 Times It’s Okay to Write Just for Fun by Colleen M. Story

Important Rules for Writing—Or Not?

THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO ALIENATE YOUR READERS

Skip the boring parts

Productivity Tips

How To Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

4 Copywriting Templates That Will Help You Beat Writer’s Block

6 Things to Avoid When Creating a Writing Habit

Author Platform

Unique Author Branding and Content Ideas Using September Observances

Book Marketing

Some Unconventional Advice About How to Write the D*mn Blurb

6 Tips for Your Social Media Book Marketing Plan

Publishing

Choosing a Publicist (Again): Assessing Your Changing Needs

Publishing Scammers are Proliferating like Tribbles: How to Stay Safe

Amazon Popularity Effect: How Amazon Treats Book Discoverability

5 Reasons Tech Can’t Replace Editors

Weekly Dose of Inspiration

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”

~Ray Bradbury

Happy Writing!

JL Winters

Tuesday’s Tips

Tuesday’s Tips

Tuesday’s Tips and Inspiration – 9/20/2021 Here is another link feast for writers to get your week off the ground. Hope you find something helpful. Writing Tips Does Your Story Need More Conflict? Tap this Powerful Source  – Angela Ackerman How To Write A Compelling