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This board is for blogs that participate in the monthly #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, for authors who want to learn more about being authors. Sign up at https://raimeygallant.com/2017/03/22/authortoolboxbloghop/ BOARD RULES: Please only add pins that are relevant to the hop theme of resources/learning for authors, and please repin 2 pins for every pin you add, so that we're all helping to promote one another. No duplicate pins, please.

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Some writers are reluctant to create themes, but theme is what gives a story resonance. This article discusses the what, why, and how of theme. Writing Romance, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Story Structure, Novel Structure, Flash Fiction Stories, Plot Outline, Screenwriters, Writer Tips

Theme Is Not Optional | Storm Writing School

Some writers are reluctant to create themes, but theme is what gives a story resonance. This article discusses the what, why, and how of theme.

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Use "Urgent Story Questions" to Create Tension | Storm Writing School

Sometimes, the main source of tension in a story comes from a lingereing "urgent story question" that nags at the reader. Why and how to use USQs.

5 ways to ward off and stop writer's block for creative writing // Teetering On Wisdom Writing Websites, Writing Strategies, Writing Resources, Writing Advice, Teaching Resources, Fiction Writing, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Creative Writing Inspiration

5 Ways to Ward Off Writer's Block • Teetering On Wisdom

"If you’re anything like me, you aren’t in a writing mood very often"; the effects of writer's block. These 5 ways will help you get there, though.

Learn reasons authors should not write their own back of book index. #indexforcookbook #indexforbook #cookbookindexdesign #index #bookindexdesign #bookindexpagedesign #cookbookindexpage #bookindex Digital Marketing Business, Online Digital Marketing, Index Design, Self Publishing, New Things To Learn, Blogging For Beginners, Writing Tips, Authors, Indie

Never Index Your Own Book

Learn reasons authors should not write their own back of book index. #indexforcookbook #indexforbook #cookbookindexdesign #index #bookindexdesign #bookindexpagedesign #cookbookindexpage #bookindex

It's hard to write when you're feeling uninspired. So, here's a quick list of tips to help you get back on track and back to writing! Writing Genres, Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Blog Writing, Writing Prompts, Writing Notebook, Editing Writing, Start Writing, Writing Help

How to Overcome Writer’s Block | Barely Bookish

It's hard to write when you're feeling uninspired. So, here's a quick list of tips to help you get back on track and back to writing!

Find out 4 Common Failures in Story Cause/Effect. Cause And Effect, Your Story, Tool Box, Author, Writing, Feelings, Learning, School, Toolbox

Using cause and effect in stories

Find out 4 Common Failures in Story Cause/Effect.

Learn how to use Pinterest to market books and find readers in 2020 Writing Resources, Writing A Book, Authors, Writers, Invite Your Friends, Pinterest Marketing, Losing Me, Bestselling Author, Book Lovers

Pinterest Marketing for Authors 2020

Learn how to use Pinterest to market books and find readers in 2020

A wonderfully in-depth lesson on narration, including deep POV, distant narration, and everything in between. Writing Romance, Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Writing Guide, Writing Strategies, Writing Ideas

Narrating Deep or Shallow: The Spectrum of Psychic Distance | Storm Writing School

To improve your narrating, learn the levels of psychic distance—the distance the narrator stands from a character’s emotions, thoughts, and perceptions.

Sometimes life can be stressful, try these helpful tips for your creative writing. Paul Simon Lyrics, Cognitive Behavior, Feeling Inadequate, Freak Out, Bad News, Make Time, Physical Activities, New Job, Your Story

Boost your story writing attitude

Sometimes life can be stressful, try these helpful tips for your creative writing.

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Book launching in the time of COVID-19 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

My beloved critique partner is launching her debut right now. She came up in the query trenches, won herself a spot in a competition for editing services, got herself an agent, and then, reader, sh…

I’ve got your list of responsible style guides San Francisco State University, Copy Editor, Great Power, Writers Write, Research Projects, Writing Tips, Style Guides, No Response

I’ve got your list of responsible style guides #AuthorToolboxBlogHop (updated 11May2021)

Writers write words to express, entertain, inspire, escape, empathize, honor, inform, persuade, profit, debate, overcome trauma, and more. But when we write words for readers, whatever our purposes…

 Some considerations for releasing the anxiety and allowing some healthy creative pursuit. Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Writing A Book, Paul Simon Lyrics, Cognitive Behavior, Feeling Inadequate, A Writer's Life, Story Prompts, Freak Out

How to Write While You’re Freaking Out | Craft Articles

Some things to consider if your anxiety over our chaotic world is getting in the way of your writing. | stormwritingschool.com #writingtips #amwriting #writingcommunity

The 2 kinds of diversity advocates in publishing Writing Tips, Diversity, Authors, Indie, Writer, About Me Blog, Articles, Learning, Life

The 2 kinds of diversity advocates in publishing

You might have noticed that a 9,000-member literary organization has been in the news since it wrongfully censured author Courtney Milan on December 23, 2019. I’m a member of that organizati…

How do we use commas in fiction? This isone area where there is a lot of confusion, but there are clear grammatical rules about when a comma can be used. Fiction Writing, Writing Advice, Writing A Book, Punctuating Dialogue, Modern Novel, Interior Monologue, Grammatically Correct, Grammar And Punctuation, Quotation Marks

How to Punctuate Dialogue in Fiction (an #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop post)

It's important to make sure novels punctuate dialouge correctly, to show the reader which character is speaking. Here are five simple rules to follow.

8 ways to invigorate silent beats in dialogue Internal Monologue, Monologues, I Win, Writing Tips, Short Stories, Beats, Real Life, Writer, Novels

8 ways to invigorate silent beats in dialogue #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

As in real life, our characters sometimes need to pause and reflect on something before responding. This silent beat is often indicated with an ellipsis or the word finally, as in, “Yes,̶…

8 ways to invigorate silent beats in dialogue Internal Monologue, Monologues, I Win, Writing Tips, Short Stories, Beats, Real Life, Writer, Novels

8 ways to invigorate silent beats in dialogue #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

As in real life, our characters sometimes need to pause and reflect on something before responding. This silent beat is often indicated with an ellipsis or the word finally, as in, “Yes,̶…