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9 Lines of Writing Advice With Cats

We love writing; we love cats; so why not enjoy nine lines of writing advice with cats? If you need some great writing advice and fun images of cats, you've found your online destination. Enjoy!

One thing I know about Writer's Digest editors over the years is that we all love reading and writing. Another thing I know is that many of us love cats. So it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this post of writing advice with cats has been an inevitability that's time has finally come.

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I've collected nine lines of great writing advice and paired them up with fun images of cats. I mean, what else do you need? Probably nothing, but I've included links to each of the original (super helpful) articles filled with writing advice under each image. So come for the cute cats and stay for the great writing advice. Enjoy!

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9 Lines of Writing Advice With Cats

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From "10 Ways to Start Your Story Better," by Jacob M. Appel

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From "How to Make Your Setting a Character," by Donald Maass

simon_wood_quotes_for_a_good_suspense_story_to_work_whats_at_stake_must_be_stated_at_the_beginning_of_the_story

From "9 Tricks to Writing Suspense Fiction," by Simon Wood

jordan_e_rosenfeld_quotes_each_scene_launch_is_a_reintroduction_capturing_your_readers_attention_all_over_again_nanotips_nanowrimo

From "10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes," by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

leigh_anne_jasheway_quotes_as_a_communication_tool_effective_use_of_humor_can_humanize_you_cementing_your_bond_with_readers

From "How to Write Better Using Humor," by Leigh Anne Jasheway

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From "7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel," by Elizabeth Sims

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From "Jennifer J. Chow: Sparking Optimism and Hope With Cozy Mystery Novels (and Sassy Cats)," by Robert Lee Brewer

brenda_janowitz_quotes_the_most_important_part_of_your_novel_is_the_part_that_will_never_be_seen_by_the_reader_writing_advice_with_cats

From "10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters," by Brenda Janowitz

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From "11 Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description," by Rebecca McClanahan

Good Samaritan or Bystander?

Good Samaritan or Simply Bystander?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character witnesses something bad happening—will they intervene?

Lygia Day Peñaflor: On Writing Unconventional Villains

Lygia Day Peñaflor: On Writing Unconventional Villains

Author Lygia Day Peñaflor discusses the high school experience that inspired her new YA psychological drama, Creep: A Love Story.

Writing Doesn't Have to Be Lonely: 5 Benefits of Joining a Writing Organization

Writing Doesn't Have to Be Lonely: 5 Benefits of Joining a Writing Organization

Author and Sisters in Crime Vice President Jennifer J. Chow reflects on 35 years of the women's crime writer's organization and the five benefits of joining a writing organization—even if you're an introvert.

5 Tips for Forming Your Own Distinct Voice (and Why That’s Important)

5 Tips for Forming Your Own Distinct Voice (and Why That’s Important)

While emulating authors you love is a natural starting point, finding your own voice in storytelling is paramount to your success. Author Ronald Kelly shares 5 tips for forming your own writing voice.

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Keeping the Emotion of the True Story (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Barri Evins offers writers invaluable pointers on navigating the pitfalls, as well as capturing the potential of the true story, peppered with lots of real-life examples.

Sarah Bonner: On a Rom-Com Becoming a Psychological Thriller

Sarah Bonner: On a Rom-Com Becoming a Psychological Thriller

Author Sarah Bonner discusses how she started her debut novel as short story before it became the psychological thriller, Her Perfect Twin.

Kerri Maniscalco: On Big Reveals in Fantasy Fiction

Kerri Maniscalco: On Big Reveals in Fantasy Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco discusses the satisfaction in finishing a series with her new fantasy novel, Kingdom of the Feared.

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5 Tips on How To Write Fast—And Well!

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