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How to Keep a Writing Journal You Won’t Neglect

Quick! Name something that can make you feel happier and more productive and inspires creativity. Your first thought might have been “a hot cup of coffee” – and okay, that’s valid. But did you know that keeping a writing journal has the same benefits and they last long after the caffeine buzz has worn off? Why Keep [...]

By | June 20th, 2018|Writer's Life|5 Comments

How to Make a Rockin’ Author Website: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

These days, it's easier than ever to get yourself online. Making a simple, visually appealing, and functional author website is no longer the sole domain of technical wizards. But that doesn't mean building the cornerstone of your online presence isn't daunting for the uninitiated. We created this beginner's guide to help you get started. Why make [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Book Marketing, Writer's Life|13 Comments

Do You Need a Literary Agent?

Your novel is completed, edited to perfection, and your beta readers love it. Now what? You’ve heard the next step is to approach a literary agent, but do you really need one? The short answer is no. The longer answer is: it depends. For some writers, having a literary agent on your side could make [...]

Why (And How) Should You Organize Your Writing?

To the collective AutoCrit mind, organization is important. Essential, even. The public might imagine writers as messy creative types, perched behind desks that overflow with coffee-stained pages, tattered sticky notes, and half-empty Starbucks containers. While there may, admittedly, be some truth in there, the fact remains that some organization is a must for a happy [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|The Craft of Writing, Writer's Life|1 Comment

6 Unexpected Activities to Inspire Your Writing

Writing fiction is a creative activity, so why would you need to spend time doing another hobby? Won’t that suck your brain dry of creative juices for the day, leaving you staring at a blank page while mental exhaustion closes in from all sides? It’s a legitimate worry to have – but surprisingly, the evidence [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Writer's Life|7 Comments

How to Add Depth to a Character

Indiana jones. Sherlock Holmes. Juliet Capulet. The dream of every writer is to create a character that is so real – so believable – they take on a life of their own. From a commercial perspective, a great character will drive demand for more stories with that character in them. From a personal perspective, imagine [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|The Craft of Writing|3 Comments