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12 Blockbuster Writing Tips from Author Conor Kostick at the 2016 Dublin Writers Conference

I spent the month of June in Ireland, at the end of which I attended the 2016 Dublin Writers Conference, put on by Laurence O’Brien and the crew at booksgosocial.com.  It was a lovely three days’ worth of inspiring and informative sessions put on by successful writers, instructors and publishers.  I’ll be sharing some of […]

Five Ways Novelists Are Just Like Poets

  A very good friend from my years in northern California is the poet Lauren Scott.  (lscotthoughts.com). We are both writers, but while she writes pieces with minimal words, I write full-length novels.  Not much overlap, right?  Wrong.  The truth is, long-form writers and poets have quite a bit in common: We both love words. […]

Yes, You Still Need an Editor … and here are five reasons why

[portions of this post were originally published as a guest blog for donnacookauthor.com in 2014.  Check out Donna’s award-winning fantasy novel, The Gift of the Phoenix http://donnacookauthor.com/book/gift-of-the-phoenix/ ]   I had just finished the manuscript for book number four. After going over it several times, I was feeling pretty darn good about my work.  My […]