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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 #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 #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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NaNoWriMo Tip #6 – Give Yourself Permission to Have a Bad First Draft

If I could only give a young writer one tip for combating writer’s block and becoming a better writer, it’s…

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NaNoWriMo Tip #3 – Cut Out All Distractions

It’s almost a no-brainer to cut out all distractions when you write during NaNoWriMo. Yet, it’s sad how many writers…

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Fooled by Mr. Keating: Embracing Plot Structure

Previously, I wrote about how I defied rules and structure in my writing in Fooled by Mr. Keating. Some might call this style…

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Why I’m an Omni-writer and not a Genre-writer

Many successful (and unsuccessful) authors have to make a choice about what camp they’re going to sit in. Usually, though,…

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How to know genre like a pro

One of the greatest mistakes a fiction writer can make is not understanding the genre they are writing in. Most writers…

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