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Guest Post: Do You Have What it Takes to Write a Book?

Today’s post comes from one of our dear friends: sought-after speaker, educator and award-winning book coach, Lisa Tener. As a book writing coach, Lisa helps writers in all aspects of the writing process — from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice, prioritizing projects, developing an author platform, setting clear […]

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AutoCrit Weekly Writing Roundup

Weekly Writing Roundup – May 12

It’s Friday, so… *drum roll*… Yeah, you know. It’s the Weekly Writing Roundup! In this edition: Benjamin Sobieck at Better Novel Project enters the fray with 6 Tips for Writing Fantasy Weapons. Standout Books do what they always do – stand out – with 5 Vital Tips for Escaping Plot Holes. C.S. Lakin explores how […]

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List of Clichés to Strike Down in Editing

The List of Clichés You Should Strike Down in Editing

Strong writing is crisp and distinct. Clichés are cheesy and amateurish. And you’re better than that. There are thousands of clichés out there, so it’s no wonder they sometimes creep into our writing during the drafting stage. But they can make your prose feel boring, unimaginative — or worse, amateurish. Now that you’re editing, it’s […]

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Nesting in storytelling -- the three act structure (Russian dolls analogy)

Beyond the Three Act Structure: Supercharge Your Script with the “Matryoshka Effect”

Getting your story planned out in a solid three act structure is one of the first big wins when preparing to write your script. You’ve got your characters down pat; you’ve got your plot points spaced out where they need to be. You know your inciting incident; you know where the final battle will take […]

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AutoCrit Weekly Writing Roundup
5 Steps to Success with Your Short Story Submission
Make Your Writing Funnier, Writing Comedy
AutoCrit Weekly Writing Roundup

Weekly Writing Roundup – April 28

It’s that time of the week again! We hope you’ve managed to get some great writing down throughout the past few days (and not too many scrunched-up chapters piled in the trash!). To help you keep up your momentum, here’s this week’s Writing Roundup. Faye Kirwin at Writerology helps reduce distraction and increase productivity with […]

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Writing Dialogue in a Novel
How Many Words in a Novel?