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Guest Post by Kay Winders

Tips for Creating a Successful Writers’ Group  by Kay Winders A writer’s group is a great tool for helping you grow as a writer. A good group can hold you accountable for producing more work, can inspire you to do … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Karen Smith

Inherited Habits:  Know When to Honor Thy Father and Mother  by Karen Smith We all derive some of our personality from our parents, and some of it from rebelling against them. It’s a healthy, dialectical process: we get to choose … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Mariana Ashley

Writing about writing:  The importance of a writing journal  by Mariana Ashley At one point I wrote so much I felt as though I was going crazy. On top of my freelance writing duties, I try to write a little … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Aniya Wells

Got the Post-College Doldrums?  4 Tips for Transitioning into the Real World by Aniya Wells If you received a bachelor’s or more advanced degree in the past five years, you’ve probably at some point experienced the post-university blues. Of course, … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Sean Gray

The Most Enjoyable and Practical Business Books of All Time by Sean Gray More and more because of today’s economy, people are starting their own businesses. However, the money problems that plague them personally will follow them in their business … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Mariana Ashley

Hearing Voices: A Brief Guide to Writing by Mariana Ashley We writers are a strange breed. Often idealistic, we also have to realists; often introverted, we are “people-people,” fascinated with everything outside ourselves. We also tend to classify ourselves as … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Holli Dawson: How to Write Vivid Characters

Finding People: Writing Characters That Feel Real by Holli Dawson Sometimes when you start a new story or writing project, the actual story starts to emerge as fully realized and solid, but the people inhabiting your imaginary world are somehow … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Barbara Jolie

Outlining to Move Your Story Forward by Barbara Jolie Ever since high school, I’ve dreamed of writing a teen fiction book that would excite and inspire young people as much as my favorite authors excited and inspired me. Before, during … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Korina Chilcoat: A Young Writer’s Journey to Success

Today we’re kicking off the summer Dancing With The Pen blog tour with this beautiful essay by Korina Chilcoat, one of our contributing young writers. Come back tomorrow for an interview with Korina. You can read Korina’s poem “What Makes … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Aggie Villanueva: Avoid Passive Writing!

Our friend Aggie Villanueva was kind enough to share this great video post about avoiding passive writing. Enjoy! About Aggie: A published author at Thomas Nelson before she was 30, Aggie Villanueva published Chase the Wind, and Rightfully Mine, both … Continue reading

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