Author Archives: Janet Chester Bly

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If You’re Going to Keep Writing, part 2

Five more things you’ll need

 
 
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If You’re Going to Keep Writing, part 1

Five things you’ll need to do

 
 
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Finishing Dad’s Novel: A Family Affair

My husband Stephen hated half-done jobs. He couldn’t stand an unfinished to-do list. His big project for 2011: Completing his novel, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot. When he passed away June 9, 2011, our sons said, “Let’s finish that book.” Can …

 
 
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Finishing Dad’s Novel: A Family Affair

Steve left us 7,000 words, a synopsis, and a few character names. Could we finish writing his novel?

 
 
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Ten Self-editing Tips for Writers

How to step up any manuscript a notch: On the first draft, write loose, free flowing, and sloppy. Flush out random thoughts. Flood the blank pages with words, words, words. Pen a one-sentence focused theme of what you think you’re …