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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.
Feb 08, 2016

Wine glass and the art of dress making

Discover how the luxury women’s wear brand Aviraté is redefining 'dress wearing' in today's world of fashion. 'Aviraté' which in Sanskrit means the pure

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Mar 18, 2015

The Split Book Reviews Podcast

Learn more about Bryan's new book reviews podcast: The Split!

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Sep 19, 2014

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Desperate times call for desperate writing prompts!

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Aug 20, 2014

How to Discourage Creativity

Learn how to discourage creativity so you can teach yourself how to do the opposite.

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Aug 13, 2014

Dealing With Overwhelm

Dealing with overwhelm is something every writer needs to learn. Here are my five best tips for getting through this overpowering sensation.

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Aug 05, 2014

If I Were Starting from Scratch as a Writer

What would I do differently if I were starting from scratch as a writer? Well, let me take it from the top...

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Jul 29, 2014

A Caveat to the 10,000 Hours Rule

A caveat to Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hours rule may help you to improve your writing craft.

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Jul 22, 2014

How to Write a Novel

Learn how to write a novel from a guy who just finished his first!

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Jul 15, 2014

How to Run a Facebook Author Event

Learn five tips for how to run a Facebook author event, based on my summer working with 65 authors on a variety of events.

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Jun 23, 2014

My 10 Year Plan

Here is my 10 year plan. It is very subject to change.

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Jun 10, 2014

Questions to Ask at a Writing Conference

Want to know what questions to ask at a writing conference? I think it depends on your level of expertise. Here are some of my ideas depending on your experience.

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Jun 03, 2014

The Easy Path to Publicity

The secret path to publicity is no cakewalk, but it is completely within your reach.

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May 27, 2014

Unlimited Creativity

Learn how to foster unlimited creativity in your life by smashing your limits and setting up a system.

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May 19, 2014

What People Are Really Saying When They Say "You Can't Do It"

Learn what people are really saying they they say "you can't do it." Find out how you can get them on your side.

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May 13, 2014

How to Find Writing Ideas

Learn how to find writing ideas in your everyday life and in the books and characters you love.

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May 06, 2014

How to Train Yourself to Start Writing

Learn how to train yourself to start writing during your daily writing sessions.

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Apr 29, 2014

Five Ways to Increase Your Writing Productivity

Up your writing productivity and finish that first or 50th book.

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Apr 22, 2014

Trying New Things

Learn the importance of trying new things as a creative professional.

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Apr 15, 2014

How to Stay in the Writing Business

Learn how to stay in the writing business when you're a part-time self-published author.

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Apr 08, 2014

How to Create Writing Deadlines: Making Art Match Reality

Learn how to create writing deadlines to set the best expectations for finishing your book.

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Apr 01, 2014

Why You Need a Writing Sanctuary

Find your writing sanctuary and writer's block may become a thing of the past.

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Mar 25, 2014

How to Think Big Picture

Learn how to think big picture to overcome your writing perfectionism.

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Mar 18, 2014

Five Writing Career Surprises

Here are five writing career surprises to keep in mind if you plan on being the next Stephen King.

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Mar 11, 2014

Self Promotion for Non-Jerks

Learn self promotion techniques for non-spammers.

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Mar 04, 2014

March to a Bestseller: A Post-Mortem

An evaluation on the successes and failures of March to a Bestseller.

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