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Tell a better story by gathering reference: images, links, and historical data

In order to tell a compelling story, it’s useful to gather reference images, links, and historical data. See my viewpoint on how this has helped my writing Continue reading

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What does it take to be a Writer?

I was browsing through Pulse on LinkedIn today and saw someone pose this question to the Writer’s group I’m a part of: How do you feel when you tell people you’re a writer and they say, “You know, I do … Continue reading

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Write What You Feel

Writing from the heart will help you to reach your readers on a more intimate level Continue reading

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Putting Down Your Pen

Writers are often told ‘write a page a day’ – but sometimes it’s just as important to put down your pen for a few weeks and return to writing feeling refreshed Continue reading

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Children of RIVA available on Kindle now!

Children of RIVA, a new science fiction book by Lilly Birdsong, is now available on the Kindle Store. Follow the journey of Aurora, the powerful female lead character as she sets out to save her sister in this post-apocalyptic adventure. Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: External Edit

After wrapping up the first draft of your book, you need to get a few more eyeballs to take a look at it. Here are some tips for getting your book edited. Continue reading

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Write With the Door Closed

When writing, you need to just shut the door and turn off that little voice in your head that second-guesses everything, and just write. Later on, you can think about editing it. Continue reading

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