What NOT to do on the path to publication

- by J.C. Wilder

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. As a child, I was a voracious reader. At the age of nine, my father bought me a typewriter and my career as a writer was born. Of course, in the beginning I did such things as create a twin sister for Nancy Drew […]

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Finish That Book: Or How to Get the Job Done

- by J.C. Wilder

If you were to look at the writing directory on my hard drive, you would think, “My, what a prolific author.” In reality, I’m not. Like many writers, I have a serious completion problem. But when it comes to prolific beginnings, no one can beat me in a writing race. But how do I finish […]

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Finish That Book: Or How to Get the Job Done

- by J.C. Wilder

If you were to look at the writing directory on my hard drive, you would think, “My, what a prolific author.” In reality, I’m not. Like many writers, I have a serious completion problem. But when it comes to prolific beginnings, no one can beat me in a writing race. But how do I finish […]

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In the beginning…

- by J.C. Wilder

For me, there is nothing more intimidating than a blank computer screen. If I could, I would pay someone to start my novels for me. Since that isn’t going to happen, I’d better start from the beginning – literally. For many writers, the first thing that happens in the creative process is characters suddenly intrude […]

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