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Tips for Writing Style and Tips That Will Improve Your Novel

If you’re working on some writing before the end of the year, I would like to share some helpful links. In 10 Steps to Perfecting Your Writing Style, author K.M. Weiland discusses 10 Laws of Flow from Baz Luhrmann on … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo 2017

Words in the Dark: Post 6 NaNoWriMo wraps up for another year, but for many writers the noveling has just begun as they move into a stage of completing the first draft, if not done already, and the revision process. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: 9th Day Out of the Gate

Words in the Dark: Post 2 Chilly weather, snow on the ground, shortening day length, and NaNoWriMo — a typical November. I’m not writing this year, but I am checking in on my NaNo Buddies, whose word scores on the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017 Kicks Off

Words in the Dark: Post 1 of 2017 It’s that time of year again: dark, snowy November days when the international NaNoWriMo community comes together for another annual writing marathon. First, some definitions from the Wikiwrimo pages (public) What is … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Starter Pack

Do you take part in NaNoWriMo? The writing marathon starts in a week. Yes, it’s that time of year already! Below is a link to a wonderful overview of NaNoWriMo by Prakash Hegade, NaNoWriMo – Starter Pack, which includes answers … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Writing

Over the next few days, I am hosting a special visitor from Australia. Later in the week, I have a number of time-sensitive work projects to attend to. While I’m “away,” I have collected and scheduled articles from several categories … Continue reading

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Finished The Book, Now Begins The Rest Of The Adventure

Originally posted on Building A Healthy Lifestyle:
A story I’ve been working on for the last 5 years now came to a close last week. I finished it. I wrote it all down, got all the characters straight, got the…

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Making the Jump from Book One to Book Two

Writing the first book was anything but a streamlined process. To recap, Lessons I Learned with My First Book. Writing the first book was a lot like this Writing the second book was more like this Notes Horse videos were … Continue reading

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In Revolt: Handling Writer’s Burnout

I’m not talking about a lost muse. It’s not writer’s block. It’s writer’s burnout. And it’s fear. You destroyed your body with the last novel, after all. You may want to run headlong into your next project: You dive for … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned with My First Book

Finishing a first book is like ramming an icebreaker ship through unforgiving ice. Or making a path through three feet of snow. Or knowing the direction to travel through the woods but spending most of the hike looking for the … Continue reading

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