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Writers Tips

Writers Tips

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Essays on a variety
of topics from over 20 writers
Feel free to giveaway this free ebook to aspiring writers everywhere. This
ebook was edited by Spirit Critiquea n d WebPromotion4Writers.

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Table of Contents

Recapturing the Elusive Muse - by Sharon Connors.................................. 3 A writer\u2019s worst enemy: File loss - by Sharon Connors.............................. 5 Are You Prepared To Be An Author? - by Dorothy Thompson..................... 7 Do The Unfamiliar To Keep Your Writing Going - by Catherine Franz......... 10 Critique: Take it Easy, Give it Nice - by Marius Benta............................. 12 Twelve Tips For Writing Dialogue - by Pamela Ridley.............................. 17 One Way to Work a Synopsis - by Dorice Nelson.................................... 20 Finding a Book Publisher - by Jenna Glatzer.......................................... 22 Is Your Writing a Business or a Hobby? The Importance of the Difference -

by Kelly James-Enger........................................................................ 26
The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways to Nurture and Defend your Muse - by Jill

Nagle.............................................................................................. 29 For Beginners: Ten Ways to Prepare to Get Published - by Jill Nagle......... 32 There's No Such Thing As Writer's Block - by Marilyn Henderson.............. 34 Writing Tips for Your Website - by Jennifer Ryan.................................... 36 Are Your Dreams Trapped Inside Your Head? - by Oscar Bruce................ 38 What You Must Know Before You Write Your Book - by Marvin D. Cloud.... 40 Which Comes First -- Short Story Or Novel? - by David B. Silva............... 42 Twelve Tips for Writing Short Stories - by Arline Chase........................... 44 Avoiding Submission Traffic Jams - by Olivia Andrews............................ 46 The Art of Objective Evaluation - by Diane J. Newton............................. 50 Change Your Position - by AJ Dryna..................................................... 52 Writer\u2019s Tips - by Donna Sundblad....................................................... 54 The \u2018DNA\u2019 of Fiction - by Hill Kemp...................................................... 57 Internet Marketing Tips for Book Promotion - by Parker Owens................ 59 Ten Ways to Tickle Your Creativity - by P. June Diehl............................. 64 To Blog Or Not To Blog - by Michele Schermerhorn................................ 69

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Recapturing the Elusive Muse - by Sharon Connors

I don\u2019t know about you, but more times than not, life\u2019s demands have pulled
me away from my writing for so long, I tend to lose the delicate thread
connecting me with that wonderfully imaginative voice inside my head
known as my \u2018muse\u2019. When I come back and try to pick up where I left off,

the characters seem to shun me and the muse seals itself off like the vault
housing the National Treasure. So, there I sit with the prompt flashing at me
mockingly and nothing but frustration growing in my empty, colorless
thoughts.

I am sure this is something all writers are familiar with and dread probably a hair\u2019s width less than a total system crash when you haven\u2019t backed up your files. Anyway, let\u2019s get back to the discussion at hand, how to recapture that \u2018elusive muse\u2019.

The following is how I learned to handle the problem and it has worked for

me every time. Instead of getting upset and frustrated, I walk away. I keep
the story or idea in the back of my mind and allow it to fester. I avoid
stressing myself over not being able to continue the work in progress.
Instead, I turn to something different such as other writing, editing, and
critiquing projects, or any number of household chores and various other
activities I love such as reading, gardening, etc.

I entice my muse to allow me to pick up the thread. Patiently, I explore new
ideas and new plot lines, but until the muse returns and I actually have
something to write, I wait. Patience and persistence is the key. It may take

days, sometimes weeks, but it always comes back to me and because there
is no pressure, the muse seems to pick me up and carry me further and
further into the piece without much effort at all.
The real solution to this problem some refer to as writers\u2019 block would be to
set aside a set time every single day to exercise your creativity. Craft
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