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Writing Your Heroine Down the Aisle

I have noticed a trend lately, one I hope is not going to become the norm for romances. I'm talking about the unhappily ever after ending. Romances that end with the hero and heroine parting ways, ..
(June 11, 2007)
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Oh Where, Oh Where has my Creativity Gone?

Creativity is the key to every writer's craft. Without it, we are nothing more than people sitting at desks with paper and pencil, or blank computer screen, doing some meaningless task to occupy our ..
(June 11, 2007)
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Finding the Perfect Monster for Your Horror Story

Horror writing takes many forms. Psychological, supernatural, and everyday horrors are but a few of the story plots you will come across when reading scary tales. Another great one is the monster ..
(June 11, 2007)
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Using Emotions in Your Dramatic Writing

Dramatic writing is emotional. Far too often, new writers forget that tidbit of information. They get caught up in the plot and character development and do not think that perhaps their character ..
(May 27, 2007)
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What to do When Starting a Home-Based Business

Starting a business can be a daunting task. Especially for the home-based business owner. Finding financing is only one of the issues you face as a new business owner. Because you are going to be ..
(January 08, 2007)
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8 Ways to Get Along with Your Editor

Every writer has heard horror stories about evil editors who relish tormenting hard working writers. While there are some editors who are like this, the majority are hard working people who just want .
(January 28, 2007)
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How to Deal with Writing Deadlines

If you write for fun, you may never have to worry about deadlines. You can write for the joy it gives you. But if you want to write for publication, deadlines will be a major part of your writing ..
(January 28, 2007)
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Writing Your Own Compelling Author's Biography

Most publications today want an author's biography, called a bio, when they accept a writer's work. Readers love to learn a little bit about the person who wrote a story or poem they enjoyed reading. .
(January 28, 2007)
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8 Tips for Writing Flash Fiction

Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved to write. Nothing was as freeing as sitting down and weaving a tale. The feeling of complete control was exhilarating. It still is. It did not matter if I ..
(February 25, 2007)
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Romance Writing 101

Romance writing is so much more than the “bodice rippers" of the 70's. Today, romance can on take many forms. Fantasy, science fiction, mystery, horror, and supernatural themes are becoming as ..
(April 09, 2007)
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Creating the Perfect Murder Mystery Victim

Who your victim is can be just as important as who your hero and villain are. Each has the same importance in your story, and should have the same amount of care taken when you create them. Your ..
(April 15, 2007)
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How to Write a Family Newsletter

Once the scourge of advice columnists, the family newsletter is making a come back. Gone are the days when people were afraid to write, and send, these treasure troves of family information. Now they .
(April 22, 2007)
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Winter Travel Safety with Baby

Sudden snow storms, blizzards, and sleet are some of the hazards you might face when traveling during the winter months. People who live in areas prone to winter weather are used to the harsh ..
(March 29, 2007)
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Writing a Different Kind of Mystery

Have you ever taking part in a scavenger hunt? Racing against your friends to find all of the items on your list was exhilarating. Bringing that type of exhilaration into your writing can be ..
(March 18, 2007)
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How to Avoid Work-From-Home Scams

A disturbing trend is emerging as more moms are making the decision to stay home and raise their children. Some of these moms are falling prey to work-from-home scams. Stay-at-home-moms are ..
(March 10, 2007)
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Choosing The Perfect Rat For Your Family

Deciding on a new pet can be difficult. You need to take many things into consideration before you bring your new friend home. Family dynamics, personal preferences, and space should all play an ..
(March 08, 2007)
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Real-Life Drama Writing

Writing drama stories can be difficult at times. There are days, even weeks, when our lives are mundane or down right boring. Not a spot of drama to be found. It can really put a crimp in your ..
(March 07, 2007)
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An Active Rat is a Happy Rat

Owning a rat is more than just making sure they have food, water and a clean cage. It is also making sure they are active and have enough toys to play with to keep their bodies and minds active and ..
(March 07, 2007)
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8 Steps for Dealing with a Slow Editor

You finished your manuscript up, researched your markets, picked one that is looking for your kind of work and sent it off. You list your submission on your tracker sheet and put down how long the ..
(February 26, 2007)
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5 Tips to a Smoother Wedding Day

Every bride wants a magical day she can remember for the rest of her life. A fairy-tale wedding to show the love she feels for her husband-to-be. But that kind of magic does not just happen. It takes .
(February 24, 2007)
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Finding the Right Day Care Provider

When you first bring your baby home you are so busy learning how to take care of your child you think of nothing else. Everything is new and exciting. As you adjust to your new routine your thoughts ..
(February 24, 2007)
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Helping Your Child Deal with Separation Anxiety

Dropping your child off at day care can be an emotional event, especially when you first go back to work after your child's birth. Being away from him, even for a short while, is heartbreaking to a ..
(February 24, 2007)
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Planning Your Wedding Rehearsal

Every bride wants the perfect wedding; one to remember fondly all of her life. But even when planned to the smallest detail, your wedding party needs to practice what they are supposed to do. That is .
(February 23, 2007)
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8 Tips to Keep Your Business Costs Down

Every business owner wants to make money. That is why they opened their doors in the first place. No matter what kind of business they have, there are going to be costs involved in running it and ..
(February 23, 2007)
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Finding Prompts to Inspire Your Stories

Sometimes a story idea just hits a writer. An idea pops into your mind and you are off and writing. Other times, you are not so lucky. You sit at your desk and wonder what you will write today. On ..
(February 23, 2007)
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