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7 Ways for You to Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month by Jimmetta Carpenter

So as I stated in my last post I will not be doing NaNoWriMo this year, at least not in the traditional sense, but I thought for all of you … Continue reading

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Motivation: Be Relentless by Chris Fox

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NaNoWriMo Tips for Beginners! ✦ Writing Advice Q+A by M. Kirin

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Motivation- 10x Thinking by Chris Fox

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Dealing With Multiple POVs, Character Voice, and more! ✐ Writing Advice Q&A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Deliberate Practice by Chris Fox

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Getting to Know Your Characters ✦ Writing Advice Q+A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Own Your Mindset by Chris Fox

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Writing without an Antagonist, Tips for Story Ideas, and more! ✐ Writing Advice Q&A by M. Kirin

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Motivation: Everybody Starts At Zero by Chris Fox

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How to Plan a Novel ✐ Complete Workshop by M. Kirin

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More Than Just Procrastination or Writer’s Block: What’s Really Stopping You From Writing? By Ruth Barringham

If you’re reading this it’s because you want to write more. Chances are that you’re in one of two positions: You want to write every day but aren’t doing it, … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene in Your Novel: Getting Descriptions Right by Nhys Glover

The following extract is from the beginning of an Historical Romance I wrote that is set in Ancient Rome. My job was to create the scene as clearly and vividly … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 4: Structuring Your Scene

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Plan a Strategy to Finish Your Creative Project by Claudia Anderson

Strategy. A powerful word. A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Sounds so easy. Set a major or overall aim. Write out a … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 3: 3 Act Structure

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Get to Know Your Characters BEFORE Creating a Plot for Your Novel by Dorothy Zjawin

I have learned that developing a plot is almost impossible without becoming thoroughly familiar with my characters. In years past, I did the following, with no good results, to write … Continue reading

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 2: Plot & Character Arcs

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How to Outline Your Novel Part 1: Brainstorm Your Premise

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Tools For Writers: Storyboarding Can Save Your Work by Giovanni V Crisan

If you’ve ever read Shakespeare’s Othello you probably know that the titular character kills his beloved Desdemona by smothering her with a pillow. She then laments with her final line, … Continue reading

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How to Use a Scratch Outline to Grow and Write Your Novel by Dorothy Zjawin

After years of starting a novel and failing miserably, I’m finally making progress! I’m getting to know who my characters are and what makes them tick. Below are the steps … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Feature: Kevin Yang – “How to Love Your Introvert”

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Creative writing lessons: Creative Writing tips, more advice and lessons from Stephen King

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Spoken Word Feature: “Self Love” performed by Samantha Guy

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Creative thinking – how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza

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Getting to the Root of it All by Jimmetta Carpenter

Procrastination is a consistent problem for writers everywhere; particularly when you are starting out and still trying to establish a name for yourself. We tend to blame time as our … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Rekindle Your Love For Writing by Maja Todorovic

As everything goes in life, the writing process can have its ups and downs. Motivation can come in cycles, and it can be hard to stay on track with writing. … Continue reading

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Deep Writing Requires That We Put Our Worries on a Back Burner Before We Sit Down To Write by Irene Roth

It can be difficult to do deep writing. However, with a bit of practice and perseverance, you can achieve this without any problems. One of the worse things that writers … Continue reading

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How to Decide What to Write Next: Tips From a Writing Consultant by Megan Easley-Walsh

Having taught college writing and as a writing consultant, I provide writing guidance for others. Sometimes, this comes in the form of editing and other times it consists of answering … Continue reading

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Writing Chapters and Scenes by Strephon Kaplan Williams

You don’t even need chapters anymore in some novels, but then you might simply have a lot of chapters. Normally a Chapter in a Novel is three to five scenes. … Continue reading

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Creative writing lessons: Creative Writing tips, advice and lessons from bestseller Stephen King

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How to Beat a Creative Funk, Tips for Writing, Motivation, Creativity by Katie at WriteByNight

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Author Interview with Sarah K Stephens

Sarah K. Stephens is a writer of Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense books. She earned her doctorate in 2007 and teaches a variety of courses on human development as a university … Continue reading

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Feature Spoken Word: Sophia Thakur- Be Queens

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Feature Spoken Word: Kate Hao & Kristen Sze-Tu – “(Yet Still, I Wait)”

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Author Interview with D.K. Christi

D. K. Christi is a traveler and adventurer who chronicles her experiences in short stories in seven anthologies. Ghost Orchid, a mystery of love, lies and redemption wrapped around a … Continue reading

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Your Character Is Not The Problem – 5 Ways To Love Your Flawed Character by Mya Douglas

Oftentimes, writers find themselves caught between a love/hate relationship with their characters. A month later, they’re abandoning their story, without even realizing that it’s not their character’s that are the … Continue reading

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Ten Great Things About Historical Fiction That Can Be Incorporated As Tips for Writers by Megan Easley-Walsh

Fiction is divided into many genres. One of these genres is historical fiction. I am a fan of this genre as a reader and I also write it. In addition, … Continue reading

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Personal Development for Writers: Seven Ways to Increase Your Writing Range and Raise Your Income by Roy Rasmussen

Earning a living from writing is challenging. You will earn more if you challenge yourself instead of waiting for the challenges to come to you. Many good writers don’t succeed … Continue reading

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Fiction Writing: Creating Characters by Miriam S Pia

Fiction Writing Fiction writing is actually a broad category and can apply to TV, radio shows, short fiction, novellas, and of course novels. Plays and screenplays both also involve creating … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Writing: The Importance of Voice by Barry R Parker

One of the major things that distinguishes you from others is your voice. It’s both the sound of your voice and they way you say things. When you write you … Continue reading

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Coming Up With Great Fictional Characters by Sharon P Wilson

Have you wondered why you think about those great stories or fiction books long after you have put them down? You know, the book that gets you reading perhaps into … Continue reading

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Build A Creative Fortress and Finish Your Writing With These 4 Tips by Bradley P Johnson

As a writer, artist and overall creative person, in order to continue doing your work, you need a constant flow of new ideas. Running out of new ways to connect … Continue reading

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How to Stay Motivated While Writing Your Novel with Vivien Reis

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: Before I go to sleep- S J Watson

Before I Go To Sleep is SJ Watson’s debut novel…..well I cannot wait to see what comes next! I must say this is a truly stunning debut, a novel that … Continue reading

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Spoken Word: Melissa Newman-Evans – “9 Things I Would Like to Tell to Every Teenage Girl”

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Spoken Word: Alyesha Wise – Things I Tell Myself About Myself

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Facing a Book Revision: A Writer’s Positive Approach by Harriet Hodgson

I’ve been a freelancer for 37 years and watched the publishing industry change. During this time I’ve changed as well. Although I have decades of writing experience, writing can surprise … Continue reading

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It Starts With The Look Before They Open The Book by Carmel M Audsley

You’ve slaved away on your book and now it’s ready to be printed. Finally you can call yourself an author. You have a work of which you can be proud. … Continue reading

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What to Blog About As a Fiction Author – 9 Ideas by Emiley Jones

While the internet holds a slew of advice and tips for writers, most of the advice about blogging is geared towards non-fiction writers. Some of the tips can be carried … Continue reading

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