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Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writers

Elmore Leonard’s 10 + 1 Rules for Writers

Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writers Many famous writers share their rules for writing. Elmore Leonard’s list is one of the most interesting. Maybe because he was such an interesting writer. Leonard started writing western novels and...

How to Finish Writing Your Book

How to Finish Writing Your Book

The hardest part about writing and finishing a novel life is sitting still long enough to do it. I have mentored hundreds of would-be authors and I discovered that most of them had good ideas,...

Motivation 101 for Writers

Motivation 101 for Writers

Motivation is a major issue to writers. What motivates you? This Motivation 101 for Writers Chalk Talk will help you think through the process so you can become a more efficient writer. I have written...

why 500 words is the sweet spot for blog posts

Best Word Count for a Blog Post

What is the best word count for a blog post? There is an online entrepreneur I admire, but he did something I found shocking. I won’t mention his name because he might change his mind...