Writing Tips

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6 Tips for Submitting Your Sample Chapters to a Book Publisher

Unless you’re famous or somehow remarkable, your sample chapters are the only chance you have to get your book published. Therefore you must submit the best example of your writing that you can — even if it requires writing, editing, revising, and even throwing out everything you wrote only to start fresh.

11 Most Popular Types of Magazine Articles – Print & Online

You’ll be surprised by the variety of these different types of online and print magazine articles! This comprehensive list includes feature length articles, roundups, personality profiles, research shorts, human interest puff pieces, and “how to” articles. Whether you’re an aspiring freelance writer or an established author you’ll find lots of ideas in this list.

How to Stop Hating What You Write

Do you hate writing because you think you’re a bad writer? These tips on how to love what you write are inspired by quotes from famous published authors who once hated writing, too. The first step to stop hating what you write is learning how to love the act of writing itself. If you enjoy the writing process – whether […]

How to Stop Being Jealous of Writers Who Succeed

How do you deal with feelings of jealousy when you meet successful writers, hear about a fellow writer’s book publishing contract, or learn that yet another author won a writing prize, short story contest, or even a Pulitzer? Learning how to deal with feeling jealous is part of everyday life. We seem wired to compare ourselves to other people. We […]

7 Tips for Writing for Publication

The chapters of my book are due to a publisher in one week; these tips for writing for publication will make those chapters lively, concrete, and strong! These writing tips focus on the craft of writing (not the mechanics, such as grammar, spelling, or sentence construction). You’re here, which means you want to get published. It was a dream for […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at the end, plus additional resources on how to start writing […]