chick lit writing tips

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4 Examples of Sensory Details to Fire Up Your Writing

Good writing – like a slab of rich dark chocolate – activates all your senses: ears, eyes, nose, fingers, and even your taste buds. Here are four concrete, specific examples of how to use your senses and sensory details when you write. “If there is a profound secret to good writing, it lies in the engagement of the senses,” writes Oakley Hall in […]

7 Tips for Blogging and Emotional Healing

These tips for personal blogging and emotional healing are from a blogger who survived depression and a serious head injury. Steffani Cameron spoke at Mental Health Camp at UBC in Vancouver; she’s been blogging since 2004. Why is it better than okay to share your personal trauma and drama with the masses? “The good writing of any age has always […]

How the Law of Attraction Can Help You Become a Better Writer

Can visualization and vision boards help writers get published? Yes, say some successful writers. Here’s how writing and the law of attraction can make you a better writer. Here’s what one the teachers in The Secret says: “The law of attraction is really obedient. When you think of the things that you want, and you focus on them with all of your intention, […]

7 Chick Lit Writing Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

These “chick lit writing tips” will improve your writing skills, no matter what your genre, voice, or style is. Are you writing a romance novel or a personal life history? I’d love to hear what you’re working on; share below! 🙂 The source of these chick lit writing tips is See Jane Write: A Girl’s Guide to Writing Chick Lit by […]

How to Write a Romance Novel – 8 Tips From a Published Writer

These tips on how to write a romance novel are from a published author of many romantic books. Here’s what novelist Mary Jo Putney said at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia — these are her best tips on the writing, editing, and publishing business…. Here’s one of the things she stressed: “When your book comes out, there will be errors […]

18 Tips for Writing Better From Authors and Freelancers

Becoming a better writer involves learning from established freelancers and published authors, which is what these tips from successful writers are all about! Here’s a round-up of “the best writing advice I ever heard” from a wide range of scribes… Before the tips, here’s a quip from a bestselling author and editor: “Journalists know that short sentences step up pace,” writes Sol Stein in […]