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Top excuses for not writing

I’ve really been struggling to get any time to write this week – partly because of things outwith my control, and partly because I just haven’t been able to get down to it. 282 more words

About Writing

On Black and White Thinking and Ferguson

Last week, I wrote a blog on my thoughts on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. I grew up in the state and my first novel EARTH (due out in 2015) is set there. 718 more words

Caroline Allen

11 Reasons To Write A Book In Your 20s

I wrote my first book at age 17, and I loved all 200 pages of it. As I look back on the story now, I can see where I would say this or express that differently, but all that matters is that I did it and it’s something I can be proud of for the rest of my life. 219 more words

Advice & How-To

How to Make Writing a Book Not the Worst Thing in the World

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a crappy first draft.” — Anne Lamott… 1,573 more words


What Sort of Books Are Simpler to Get Printed?

Many writers aspire to write books. Writing a guide is a long, concerned, difficult process. E book publishing is harder. A writer may submit his book repeatedly only to be turned down. 591 more words


How to Write A Book: Length

Readers think of books in terms of pages. Writers think of books in terms of word count. (You already knew that, though, didn’t you? Of course you did. 329 more words


How to Write A Book: Figuring Out Your Genre

Figuring out your genre is hard. 

There are a lot of genres, and a lot of subgenres, and quite frankly some stories are hard to pin down.  375 more words