Setting Boundaries Is the Best Writing Skill You’ll Ever Learn

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I write a lot of posts about developing writing skills. I share help with plotting, character development, descriptions, and much, much more. But the best skill you’ll ever learn as a writer is setting boundaries, and it’s something I’m getting much better at lately. This is such an important and difficult topic, and I hope this post helps! First, let’s …

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11 Things You Can Put In the Front Matter in a Book

Hey, amazing authors! Today I’m going to talk about how to do front matter in a book. It’s something you need to know If you’re self-publishing for the first time…and even if you’ve self-published many books, this still may give you some new ideas! What is front matter in a book? Basically, it’s everything that goes before Chapter One. The …

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25 Meet Cute Ideas

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In the past couple of weeks, two different people have asked me to do a list about meet cute tropes. Given my day job at Hallmark Publishing and my love of making lists for writers, I have to admit I’m the perfect person to do it! But first, let’s talk about the “meet cute” definition. Meet Cute – Meaning The …

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