Meet the Team

David Bowie's "Changes" have been the theme song for The Bookish Fox lately. Not only our we getting a new website (coming to you on May 4), we are now an editorial agency. I am no longer a lone fox, but I have a team of awesome copyeditors hanging out with me in my den.…

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Twenty Challenges That Will Help Your Writing

Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is try out one of these twenty challenges. I promise that it will help your writing. You can even go back and try some other challenges because it won't self-destruct. 1. Read a biography of your favorite author. 2. Book a trip to somewhere new. 3. Edit…

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How I Escaped the Ivory Tower

Once upon a time, I worked in the ivory of tower of academia. I taught students how to read Middle English (they loved that) and coached football players on how to write essays on Oscar Wilde (I was obsessed with that magic lightbulb moment when everything clicked into place). But I eventually left to join the…

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My #1 Piece of Writing Advice

There is one piece of advice that I consistently give all my coaching clients. It's not sexy, and it's not exciting. But it works. What is it? Just keep writing.Does this really come up as an answer all the time? Let's see it in action.Q: Am I a terrible writer?A: Probably, but I am sure…

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The #1 Thing Writers Forget to Do

You want to know the most important thing authors forget to do when they sit in front of the computer to write? Breathe. Okay. You are probably wondering what the heck that has to do with writing. I mean, sure, breathing is important to surviving, which is kind of crucial for writing, but what does…

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Three Ways to Title Your Book

Naming a book is harder than getting tickets to Hamilton. Not only does it have to sound good, but it has to actually, you know, be relevant to your book. When I am trying to give my book a title, I fantasize about cooking for Gordon Ramsey instead. I don't know how to cook. I forget…

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Jennifer Scribner on getting away to write

I was so lucky to chat with Jennifer about the writing process and how she gets away to write. If you want to Thoreau it, Jennifer gives you great tips on how to go on a personal retreat to work on your book. If you want to reach out to Jennifer or read her book,…

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Major Writing Mistakes by Genre

As an editor, I read a lot of manuscripts. As in, I would need an army of yellow minions to carry the stack of them. While each manuscript is different, I have noticed a trend of one major mistake that writers make for each genre. Without further ado, here is my list of mistakes per…

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Sarra Cannon on Selling Over Half a Million Books

I was so fortunate to get a chance to chat with Sarra about her writing schedule, where she got the inspiration for her books, and how she sold over half a million books.  You can get the first three books of The Shadow Demons Saga here for free.  If you want to reach out to her, you can…

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Angela Ford on Promoting Your Book

Angela Ford and I had another lovely chat together. While we didn't discuss the unicorn drink from Starbucks (like we did last time), we did talk about how to keep a writing schedule, how to promote your book, and what makes a good author website.  If you want to get more marketing tips from Angela,…

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