5 Tips to Survive National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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Well, folks, it’s that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in November. This is the magical time where so many of us writers will try to achieve the lofty goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

5 Reasons to Keep Writing When You Think You Want to Stop

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As we reach the end of November, those of us who are participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) scramble to get our 50,000 words written. Whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not, being a writer can sometimes get discouraging. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Keep Writing When You Think You Want to Stop

7 Ways to Win NaNoWriMo

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So even though the timing is kind of weird, and I’m already in the middle of another novel, I have decided (at the last minute) to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) anyway. Originally I was going to participate Continue reading 7 Ways to Win NaNoWriMo

5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

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Happy October! Or for many of us writers, happy month before NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November and invites writers to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month. It’s a Continue reading 5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

What To Do When You Get Stuck With Your Writing

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Sometimes you just don’t know what is supposed to happen next. This happens a lot to “pantsers” (writers who don’t do much outlining or planning), but it can also happen to writers who make outlines. Or maybe you’re in the Continue reading What To Do When You Get Stuck With Your Writing

5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang

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Whether you pursue self-publishing or traditional publishing, the beginning of your book is extremely important. You can write the best novel ever, but if your first chapter or even your first five pages don’t entice the reader, the world may Continue reading 5 Ways to Start Your Novel with a Bang

Appreciate Your Accomplishments as a Writer

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I just posted a video yesterday in which I discussed a recent shift in my perspective as a writer. Recently, I have had sort of tunnel vision about my young adult novel. I have been so obsessed with whether or Continue reading Appreciate Your Accomplishments as a Writer