A Plan
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A Plan

I got serious about writing five years ago. That was the first step. I needed tools that would keep me going in a career where I worked alone and had little experience. Other than that, it’d be fun! The founders of Write Well, Sell Well shared their vision from the beginning.  As successful writers, they…

Active vs. Passive Writing
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Active vs. Passive Writing

I see it all the time. A teen or new writer has talent. Real talent for story telling. Story structure comes naturally to them, and if they’re voracious readers, then that’s not a surprise. But the biggest problem I see in these talented writers is that they write in the passive voice. Passive writing can be good story telling,…

10 Steps to Punchier Dialog
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10 Steps to Punchier Dialog

I’ve heard publishing professionals say that when they want to know if a prospective fiction client can write, they flip through the manuscript in search of the first section of dialog to see if the author has mastered the art. Dialog is that important. So today I’m going to give you my top ten tips…