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Coffee And Writers: A Perfect Pairing

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Is it just us, or does history suggest that there’s something special about the relationship between coffee and the creative arts?

For example: Balzac reportedly drank fifty (yes, fifty!) cups a day. And Beethoven measured precisely sixty beans per cup.

Celebrate National Coffee Day today by learning more about the fascinating coffee-drinking habits of creative people.

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QUESTION: Do you drink coffee? Does it affect your writing?

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5 Tips On Writing An Amazing Author Bio If You’re Not Well-Published

Many writers find that writing a short story, poem, or novel is easier than writing their own author bio. And if you’re a writer with few publication credits (or none at all), crafting a compelling bio can be even more challenging. But don’t worry—you don’t need stellar credits to have a stellar bio! Here’s how… Continue Reading

11 Reasons Why Parents Make Great Writers (And Writers Make Great Parents)

International Children’s Book Day is around the corner! While you’re settling in to read a book (or six) to a child in your life, remember this: The skills that make you a great writer can also make you a great parent! Share this list with the writers—and parents—you know! Why Parents Make Great Writers (And Vice Versa)… Continue Reading

From Draft Despair To Publishing Deal: Famous Author Examples

When you see bestsellers on the bookstore shelf, you might be inclined to think that the authors have led charmed lives or possess superhuman writing talent in order to get published and make mega-sales. But the truth is, many best-selling authors have had to fight their way up from the bottom. So if the thought of getting another… Continue Reading

How To Find Short Story Ideas In Your Own Life

  Is your short story idea well running dry? Fear not! New short story ideas might be closer than you think! Your life is full of ideas for fiction—you’ve just got to know where to look. Start with our suggestions. 5 Ways To Find Ideas For Short Stories Based On Your Own Life 1. Order… Continue Reading






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