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A place where you can learn about writing and editing tips, trivia about women in history and your favorite authors, book reviews and short stories.

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Dialogue Toolbox
How do you know if the dialogue is bad? Most writers fall into the pits of bad dialogue and most professors or industry professionals will throw around the phrase “on the nose.” ...
How To Pitch Your Book
I know some of you are self-publishing, but it’s still crucial to have your pitch and sell it to everyone you meet! Besides, it’s the best step in querying, writing your blurb, and your synopsis. When do I need to have my pitch? Nail your one-sentence pitch ASAP for any and all encounters: agents, editors, everyone in the bookstore/library, your ...
5 things to avoid when writing
Many Dos and Don’ts swirl in our writer-brains, and I’m not even talking about all the non-writing-related clutter in our heads. Yes, the list can be long, but if you keep these 5 tips to avoid when writing in your back pocket, you can focus on getting words on paper and giving yourself grace on the days you don’t. ...
Writer’s Literary Toolbox
A painter learns to manipulate shapes and colors, just like a writer needs to shape the language and style to create their art. Literary devices give the writers an opportunity to take their writing from acceptable to captivating by adding depth and layers for the reader to unfold. It’s not a one-size-fits-all rule–instead it’s a style guide for ...
1st CHAPTER LIVE EDITS — Step by step to better writing #001
Breaking down a LIVE 1ST CH EDIT to help your fiction novel hook readers #001 I'll go over everything from dialogue tips, show vs tell, characterization, pacing and tension, prologue help, finding your voice as a writer, and the importance of using the 5 senses when describing your setting. ...
Formatting your manuscript
Formatting your manuscript is a necessary step in publishing your book. Whether you’re going through your first edits or sending it off to a publisher, a clean and well-structured manuscript is essential in getting it ready for success. ...
Those who dare to think, to speak, and discover are not always met with applause–many must fight against the societal pressures of being a woman. Still, these women pushed the status quo and used their intellects to make a lasting impression on our world. ...
45 Words to cut to be a stronger writer
You want the reader to feel the emotions of the character as they feel them. But filter words can have the opposite effect and even distance yourself from the character—NO BUENO. Don’t make yourself crazy and cut them all out. (Or do, it’s your masterpiece, you get to decide it all!) However, if you want a stronger emotional connection to the ...
Literature’s Greatest Women Writers
Exploring the lives of women writers gives you a two-dimensional tale. As the names in this list will remind you, women writers have created some of the most influential and recognizable literary stories. ...
Women in History
Throughout history, the world has seen some fiercely intelligent, fearless, and undeniably strong females. Despite having to struggle through vicious adversity, women in history have been pioneers for women's rights, fought racial inequality, defined the worlds of science, arts, politics, and wars. ...

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