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Publetariat Dispatch: The Importance Of Research In Writing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing pundit Alan Baxter addresses the need for research in all types of writing, not just historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s note: strong language. One of the things I like most about writing is the research it leads me to. I think of a story idea and start developing it, […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: The National Emerging Writer Programme – A Great New Free Resource for Writers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Nick Daws shares a new, free resource for writers. If you’re a budding author, you could do a lot worse than check out the National Emerging Writer Programme. It’s a free training resource open to writers world-wide. To quote from the website… Developed by writing.ie and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Done Is Better Than Perfect

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the dangers of perfectionism. This post, by L.J. Sellers, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. I recently read this Facebook post, which had dozens of Likes: A little advice, writers. Don’t think you have […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: We’re All Thriller Writers Now

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the vanishing distinctions between genres of fiction. Thrilling: adj., producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement Doesn’t that pretty much describe all great novels? Yet according to librarians and bookstore owners, traditional labeling defines thrillers as fast-paced, realistic books that focus on plot more than character […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 5 Ways To Get Your First Draft Material Out Of Your Head And Onto The Page

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares strategies for finishing that all-important first draft. This month, thousands of people will write 50,000 words, but these will not be fully formed books, for this is an outpouring of first draft creative material and that is a hugely important distinction. First draft material […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Working With An Editor – Got My Edits Back; Now What?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Cheri Lasota discusses how to work most effectively with an editor. I was about to email this infor­ma­tion to one of my edit­ing clients  (yes, I edit fic­tion as well), but real­ized many writ­ers out there  could ben­e­fit from these tips. I’ve worked with dozens upon dozens of  writ­ers through […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Monthly Mash-up: 10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple shares some resources on the topic of craft. There are so many great writing craft books and blog posts out there I  just had to do my first monthly mash-up focusing on those. The  following are some of my favorite books, in no particular order: Writing craft books: […]

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