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13 Posts tagged with 'writing-tips'
January 5, 2015
Taking a Little (Writing) Detour
Howdy Swooners! How is the writing coming along this year? Are you writing every day and meeting those writing resolutions...
December 4, 2014
Swoon Author Kimberly Karalius: “Poor Jack” and the Stages of Losing NaNoWriMo
This year’s NaNoWriMo has finally come to an end. Stretch those cramped hands. Get your butt out of the...
November 18, 2014
Ask an Editor: Profanity and Slang in YA
I want to use swear words in my novel. Will this help or hurt my chances of getting published? ...
November 6, 2014
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: Inspiration + Perspiration = My Writing Process
Hello fellow Swoon readers and writers! It seems like just yesterday I found out Swoon Reads selected my novel, Save...
October 30, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Brace Yourselves… NaNo’s Coming!
With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I thought I would share my time-tested techniques for getting focused, staying motivated, and...
October 15, 2014
Art and Craft: Book Suggestions for Budding Authors
Every writer has a story to tell and a unique voice in which to tell it. That part of the...
October 9, 2014
Swoon Author Sandy Hall: The Editing Process Isn’t So Scary After All
If I were to make a list of my favorite things it would include guacamole, Essie’s For the Twill...
September 23, 2014
Ask an Editor: Formatting Your Manuscript
Annie C. Clark asked: “My question is about formatting a manuscript. In third POV, should a main character’s inner...
May 22, 2014
It Doesn’t Have to be Beautiful, It Just Has to be Clear — A Guest Post by Author Rachel Toor
Because I teach creative writing to undergrads and graduate students, I get to see a lot of great ideas and...
April 22, 2014
Tips Tuesday: Writing Advice From Swoon Readers
Hi Swoon Readers (and Writers!), We’ve shared a swoonworthy range of writing tips with you, featuring advice from both...
January 7, 2014
Tuesday Tips: Read It Out Loud
So you’ve finished the first draft of your novel, and it’s time for revisions. Maybe you’re even...
September 23, 2013
Writing Tips from YA Authors-Neil Gaiman (with bonus Steve Jobs)
Sometimes we all get a little tired and frustrated. We’re overworked, tired, cranky, whatever, and it can be hard...
September 3, 2013
The Devil’s in the Details: Location, location, location
Last time on “The Devil’s in the Details,” I discussed the importance of a character’s wardrobe. This series...