Category Archives: Writing Instruction

How to Write a Viral Blog Post–Amazing Info Revealed at Our April 14th, 2015, W.I.S.E. Coffee Meeting

We had a blast at our last meeting! I’d had this blog post “Lessons From Blog Posts That Went Viral” in my back pocket for a while. At our April 14th meeting, I pulled it out of said pocket and presented … Continue reading

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Beginning Your Story–Secrets We Uncovered in Our March 10th, 2015, W.I.S.E Coffee

In our March 10th W.I.S.E. Coffee, we learned about using intellectual property lawyers to negotiate book contracts, and we learned some things that are typically negotiable in that contract. (You can find them in your state and city here.) Two … Continue reading

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Active vs. Passive Voice–What We Discovered at Our W.I.S.E. Coffee, February 24th., 2015

Don’t use passive voice… Passive vs. active voice is always good to review. At our last Day Meeting, I shared a blog post by Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) about that very subject. Active voice is when you have a subject, … Continue reading

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Power Words (Hot Words)–What We Discovered at Our W.I.S.E. Coffee, February 10th

At our last W.I.S.E Coffee, we talked about two blog posts, one being How to Craft Post Titles that Draw Readers Into Your Blog. The article has eight great tips, but we focused a little bit longer on #6 “Use Power … Continue reading

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Greasing the Path to Getting Your First Novel Published, Part 2

Presented to Words for the Journey as an Appetizer, February 14, 2012 by Denise Miller Holmes Here are the second round of tips to help remove obstacles to getting your first novel published. 6) Create a layered protagonist who is the … Continue reading

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Greasing the Path to Getting Your First Novel Published

There are enough obstacles in your path as a first novelist, and you are wise to omit as many as you can. Here are five of ten tips to increase your chances of getting your first novel published. (You’ll get … Continue reading

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