Why you need your own Schultz Hour for thinking time

Reading time: Fewer than 3 minutes Do you allow yourself enough thinking time? Surprisingly, many writers don’t…. How much time do you spend thinking?  Not worrying. Not writing. Not organizing. Just thinking. Smart guy George Bernard Shaw said, “few people think more than two or three times a year.” Then …

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Why and how to back up your manuscript

Having backups of your writing is incredibly important. Many years ago, I heard a radio interview with a fiction author. I’m sorry I can’t remember her name, but I will never forget her story. Just before she was about to turn in a manuscript to her publisher, her house burned …

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What makes a good foreword?

Reading time: just over 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about what makes a good foreword… Barbara Oakley — professor of engineering at …

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