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What About Ghostwriting

Wendy Lawton

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So. . . what about ghostwriting, anyway?

Last week when I wrote about strategies for reinventing oneself as a writer several of you asked questions about ghostwriting and I promised you a blog dedicated to the subject. …

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Reinvent Yourself

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Last week I addressed several ways to potentially jumpstart your stalled writing career. Sometimes, however, a jumpstart simply will not turn the engine over and get things moving. What’s a writer to do?

Let me give you …

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Restart a Stalled Writing Career

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Five years ago I blogged about the much-dreaded stalled writing career. The market has become even tougher since then so I want to revisit this. Today I’m going to give you some tips for getting back on …

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Which College Major Prepares Me to Write?

Wendy Lawton

 

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I received the email below a couple of weeks ago. As I began to answer this I decided I should tackle the answer here and then let you chew on this with me and help me …

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A Writer’s Mission Statement

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

The first page of my journal is never cycled out with the addition of new pages for a new year. On it is my mission statement, developed on May 6, 2001 when I was writing and working …

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Bustin’ Buttons

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Somewhere in my internet travels I saw people sharing what’s on their bookshelves. I have bookshelves in almost every room of my house housing collections gathered over many years. I have a fine collection of antiquarian children’s …

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Fiction Craft– Focusing the Camera

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Novelists have learned much from photographers and filmmakers over the years. Today I want to focus on the technique of using the appropriate camera angle. We are going to explore what can be accomplished by intentionally focusing …

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Daily Word Count, Part Two

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Last Tuesday we started our discussion about writer productivity and word count goals. If you missed it, you can find it here. I received such great input from many of our Books & Such authors, I …

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Daily Word Count, Part One

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

When I was actively writing one of the questions I always asked fellow writers was their daily output. Being a wee bit on the competitive side (understatement) I was always anxious to track my progress and improve …

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Following the Rules

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I’m currently reading P.D. James’ first Adam Dalgliesh novel. I’m a British mystery/crime aficionado and have been trying to mend the gaping holes in my familiarity with key authors. Earlier I read James’ Austen tie-in novel, Death

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