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Your Writing Anxiety - 10 Ways to Bring Relief
Anxiety, apprehension, cold feet, consternation, dismay, distress, dread, fear, fright, horror, nervousness, panic, scare, strain, stress, tension, terror, trepidation, unease or uneasiness: whatever it's called, you've got it. And the reason... more...

Which Comes First -- Short Story Or Novel?
A writer writes. Bet you've heard that one before. Or maybe this one: if you want to be a writer, first you write one word, then you write the next. Both of these old clichés are true, of course. That's how they turned into clichés.... more...

Why the Editor is NOT the Enemy
They can be mean, unethical and downright unprofessional. But not all editors fit that bill. In fact, most editors would rather give you money that take it, make no changes than rewrite whole pieces two hours before deadline, and accept every... more...

Piecing It All Together
There's a little known secret we writers like to keep to ourselves, because we fear that if word got out, readers would immediately become disillusioned and abandon us. It's not as bad as a reviewer spoiling a twist in the plot of a book, I... more...

WARMING UP: TEN EXERCISES FOR FICTION WRITERS
Would you expect to wake up one morning and successfully run a marathon without any preparation? Would you think it reasonable to sit before a piano and--with little or no practice--play a concerto? Probably not. Why, then, do so many people seem... more...

For Beginning Writers

The beginning of a writing career or writing hobby can be a delightful time in one's life. There is much self-insight and outer-world view to be gained when one takes up the writing habit. One should always strive to make writing enjoyable. We're here to provide you with ideas and opportunities to jumpstart your writing.

Of course most people know of the difficulties that can pursue a new writer: How do I find a publisher? What's the best place to publish online? How do I end writer's block? How can I make creative writing a habit? How do I come up with a daily writing topic? etc.

We hope that as you read through the articles on this site and on the linked sites you'll find the answers to all of those questions and the tools to help you reach your writing goal. Writing is fun, when you start with the right tools and information. This is was created with the idea of giving you those.

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