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NaNoWriMo Tip #17 – Finishing Will Change Everything

The year was 2013 and I just finished my first novel for NaNoWriMo.  It changed everything.  Why? Before 2013, I…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #16 – Find a Writing Buddy

It may be hard to believe but not every writer is an introvert. Ernest Hemmingway sure wasn’t. Sometimes you need…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #15 – Push Through the Middle

NaNoWriMo is all about gains made through every chapter, every paragraph, sentence, and word. The beginning and end will likely…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #14 – Quiet Your Inner Critic

Sometimes you can give yourself all the permission in the world to let your first draft suck and you’ll still…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #13 – First Rule of Writing Club is You Don’t Tell People About Writing Club

When you’re in the thick of your novel, it feels only natural to have the itch to tell people about…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #12 – Every Minute Counts

If there’s one thing writers love most, it’s having a big chunk of free time to sit down and churn…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #11 – Make Up Ground on the Weekends

Very few writers have a perfectly open schedule. With full-time jobs, commuting, families, friends, parties, pets, great movies, annoying neighbors,…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #10 – Push Yourself to Write 2,000 Words a Day

I know what you’re already thinking. 2,000 words a day! That’s more than the 1,600 words a day to reach…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #9 – Ditch Microsoft Word

It’s no secret Microsoft Word is mostly an absolute pain to use. Quite frankly, most word processors don’t make the cut….

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NaNoWriMo Tip #8 – Use a Productivity Timer

In yesterday’s NaNoWriMo tip, I said you should write in short and timed intervals. You’re not going to be able…

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