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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Notable Moments in Self-Publishing History I bet you never thought of clay tablets as self-published works. Broaden your perspective on the history of self-publishing. The Road Already […]

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Online Fridge Poetry What fun! Now you can do online what you would otherwise do on your fridge with poetry magnets. Image as featured on Language is a […]

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Dear Diary, by Beth Mende Conny

Dear Diary

I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! Note: When I was 9, my mother gave me a diary. It was 10 days before Christmas, and I simply couldn’t wait until the new year to begin writing in it. Hence, my diary covered more than one […]

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Illustration of hand in thumbs up position made of round wheels of bright colors, from Writers Need Cheerleaders, by Beth Mende Conny

Writers need cheerleaders

To write a book, we must enter unknown territory. Having supporters to cheer us on makes our travels less frightening. Ideally, these folks will lend us their ears and hearts; offer suggestions and a shoulder to cry on; build us up, not tear us down. They will journey with us and benefit from our efforts, directly or indirectly. It doesn’t always happen that way, of course. We may well have to ask, prod and teach […]

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