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5 Tips for Evaluating Writing Feedback and Advice

Writing feedback is great--but only if you know what to do with it. A healthy sense of your own Push, a clear mind, and a system for managing feedback will keep you on track with your vision and give you fresh insight and motivation.

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Revise It! Recruiting and Using Reader Feedback

Reader response can be one of your most important resources in the revision process--or it can derail everything and leave you confused and insecure in a corner, wondering why you even bother writing. Here are several steps to making your reader recruitment process smooth, easy, and effective.

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Revise It! Evaluating Your Story Revision Goals

Evaluating Your Story Revision Goals

Your story is worth your investment of time, passion, and purpose. Evaluating the revision process makes your life easier and gives you quantifiable goals that can work within your schedule.

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Revise It! The Miniseries: Seven Steps to Unpacking Your First Draft

Revise It! The Miniseries: Six Factors to Unpacking Your First Draft tackles six key areas in content revisions to get your first draft into great condition!

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Five Fun Ways To Use Plants in Your Fiction

Five Fun Ways to use in your fiction

Maybe it’s all the green from St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, or maybe I’m just tired of being in the frozen North where green things don’t really show up until mid-April, but today, plants are taking over the blog. Consider this one of those world-building/plotting mash-ups to give you a fresh perspective as you take on your weekend!

Note: this is slightly ironic because, despite two years of teaching basic botany, my personal plant-caring skills are less than awesome. However, I love finding ways to use plants in stories. At least they’ll thrive somewhere! [...]  read more

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