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Truth  Here’s a Bible verse about truth:  “And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper.” — Daniel 8:12 This verse means truth is thrown to the ground, that is, disregarded; the …

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Reader First, Last, And Always.   One of my favorite writers about writing, AJ Harper, teaches “reader first, last, and always.”    This is what I mean by being a “reader-centric” writer. It means you value your readers and you write to create value for them.    When I work with clients as a ghostwriter …

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WHY YOU MIGHT NOT GROW AS A WRITER By Jeff B Miller   I skied for three days last week in Colorado. I was excited to do this, because when I was 18 I skied three days in Colorado and grew exponentially in my ability. That was 33 years ago, and since then, I have …

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Have A Growth Mindset To Improve Your Writing   It was embarrassing.    Who wrote this? It’s awful!   Oh… I wrote it.    Or did I?    To be precise, a former version of me wrote it. I wrote it five years ago. Now I think it is trash.    But I thought it …

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Find your Niche By CGW Staff Writer   Why You Need a Niche  It is hard to enter the arena of writers in the world today. The goal is relatively simple: you have something to say, and you want people to come to hear it. The goal may be simple, but as you likely know …

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Good writing has a lot to do with simple mechanics. I love the idea that writing comes down to understanding and mastering the component parts of a piece: paragraphs, sentences, parts of speech, punctuation, and things like that. Here are some basics on the mechanics of writing, and below I’ll include one of the best …

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Here are some tips for writing historical fiction:   Research: Do your research before you start writing. Read books and articles about the time period and location in which your story is set. Look for primary sources, such as diaries, letters, and newspapers, to get a sense of the language, customs, and attitudes of the …

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When writing a book, it’s important to keep your reader in mind throughout the process. Here are some tips to help you write your book with the reader in mind:   Identify your target audience: Before you start writing, identify who your target audience is. Who are you writing for? What are their interests and …

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