Author: Stacy Overby

5 Strategies to Banish Your Writer’s Block
November 17, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

You sit at the keyboard staring at a blank screen. The cursor blinks, each time it feels a little more forceful, a little more condemning. Pressure keeps building until you finally throw your hands up and walk away because the words aren’t flowing. So now what? the trouble with waiting for writer’s block to pass
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10 Helpful Publishing Options to Expose Your Work to the World
October 6, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Often the writing, daunting as it may seem sometimes, is the easy part about writing. Even editing can be easier than deciding how to publish. There are so many options today and each has benefits and limitations. It’s important to understand each option and what it offers at what cost before choosing a publishing route.
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How to Gain Powerful Street Cred with Real World Relationships
September 8, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Online networking, social media, cyber-conventions, and more tend to dominate the conversation when it comes to writing life. It’s easy to get so focused on this stuff that real world relationships might get lost. You need people to do more than retweet, repost, and re-blog for you. Let’s discuss why. Connections         The first reason for
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What to Check Before You Hit Submit
August 11, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

We’ve talked about building worlds and creating in-depth characters. Even our secondary characters have backstories now. Our stories are written and edited. Now what? Before you submit, there is still an important step to seeing your work in print. It is the dreaded F word. Now, get your mind out of the gutter because that’s
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Character Development Courtesy of World Building
June 9, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Have you ever stopped to think about how environment affects development? In psychology, one theory examining the interaction between development and environment is Ecological Systems Theory by Urie Bronfenbrenner. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what does this have to do with writing and character development, but trust me a little. It does. Let’s take a
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