April 18, 2022

Journaling Through Grief

By reliving her personal journey through grief, author Connie Berg hopes to guide others who have suffered loss to experience heart-healing and find new hope for the life ahead.

Berg’s book provides opportunity for her readers to reflect, remember, and journal their thoughts and prayers as they move through the stages of grieving. Each page […]

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December 16, 2019

Runes for Writers: Boost Your Creativity and Destroy Writer’s Block

Google “what to do about writer’s block” and you’ll get more than 21,000,000 results—advice ranging from taking a walk to dream journaling. Author and shamanic practitioner Marc Graham makes a compelling argument for runecasting, a technique that he believes can, with patience and practice, bring joy and fulfillment back to struggling writers.

The Runes, 24 […]

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May 27, 2019

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book

Cynthia Morris’ The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book is penned for women, with a particular bent to those who teach or consult. It serves both first-time authors who believe they have something unique to say and book-writing veterans who feel stuck in their craft. “The pain of hoarding ideas and never executing […]

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March 4, 2019

Editing – 10 Steps

Bonny Franke conceived Editing – 10 Steps at Barnes and Noble in Plano, Texas, where she facilitated a group called Writers Anonymous. New authors discussed and dissected each other’s work, identifying weak spots and suggesting ways to strengthen them for publication. After several years, Franke believed she had gathered enough information to write a book […]

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July 17, 2017

Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers

Heidi Stock is the founder of Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests, which acknowledges and encourages young writing talent. Here, she offers solid advice for aspiring writers on five topics: creative coaching, poetry, songwriting, screenwriting and musical theater.

Stock interviews mentors, writers, poets, screenwriters, songwriters, members of the musical theater community, industry insiders and others, asking about […]

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July 10, 2017

How to Break Writer’s Block Today and Where To Get Ideas

In this slim, breezy read, N.M. Beguesse addresses writers who find themselves stuck, aiming to awaken the joy they bring to the task.

Beguesse begins by reframing writer’s block as a “misdirection of your playful energy,” which she defines as the “inner child.” Great writing, she says, is the outcome of the inner child “working […]

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November 23, 2015

Book of Decamot

Avid readers who love wordplay will revel in this new book, which describes a game that began as a family’s holiday pastime and has now evolved into a creative writing method. Book of Decamot is a whopper at over 500 pages, but read the first 20 and you’ll be schooled in the rules of the […]

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October 8, 2013

Language Power

Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” Enter Language Power, a hefty volume that attempts to capture the thinking that goes into effective writing.

Author Byron Renz starts with the most basic element: […]

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June 17, 2013

Don’t Tell Me Your Wife Likes It: Writing and Publishing a First Novel

In this insightful book, Ronald C. Gordon details his long and sometimes absurd struggles as a first-time author who conquered the path to publication with his novel, Not Fade Away. His work serves as a lesson to other debut novelists eager to get published.

In Don’t Tell Me Your Wife Likes It, Gordon leads readers […]

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