L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Written by MasterClass It’s easy to get overwhelmed as a new writer when you’re staring at the blank page wondering where to begin. The good news is there are many places you can find writing advice and tips that can help you strengthen your abilities and build confidence in yourself. Writing is a lifelong pursuit, …

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There’s been a rapid rise in submissions from would-be authors since the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re dusting off your manuscript, here are some things to keep in mind. Via The Guardian If you’re one of those people who always said they would write a novel if only they had the time: this is your moment. …

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via Aerogramme Writers’ Studio I. “I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what …

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By L.A. Kennedy When I first began writing, I didn’t think about what it meant to be a writer. I just wrote down my stories and thoughts. I think about it now, the purpose behind those thoughts and stories, and what it actually means to me. What does it mean to be a writer? For …

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Joe Fassler on Seven of the Most Common Writing Tips I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the chalkboard—the last line of Last Night in …

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By Anne R. Allen Social Media is both a boon and a curse to new writers. Online writing groups and forums are an excellent source of insider information on the publishing industry—stuff we once could only find at expensive classes and writers’ conferences. But social media is also a major source of misinformation and dangerously …

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via Book Marketing Tools Being a successful author these days means knowing how to market and promote yourself and your book, and it doesn’t matter whether you are traditionally published or going the indie/self-publishing route. With their latest new adult novels, Sarah Alderson published with Pan Macmillan and Becky Wicks chose the indie route. What …

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