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Daily Routines of Bestselling Authors

What is the natural habitat of the happily published, career author? Is it sat in a boutique café with a deconstructed coffee, thundering through chapters on the newest laptop? Maybe it’s perched in the corner of the living room at midnight, clicking away on a vintage typewriter? What does a real daily routine look like, [...]

By | July 4th, 2018|Writer's Life|3 Comments

Regular Online Competitions for Writers

Given the wide reach of the internet, there’s no shortage of writing competitions available to enter nowadays. In fact, if you spent enough time exercising some Google-fu, chances are you could pull out thousands of competitions, spread across almost any genre and style you could think of. Some competitions are free, while others ask for [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|Writers' Markets|0 Comments

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