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)

Do You Write Because You Love It?

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As writers or artists (or really just people), there are a lot of times we feel validated. There are also a lot of times we feel rejected and criticized. One of my plays, THE SPINS, is about to open at Continue reading Do You Write Because You Love It?

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

6 Ways to Deal with all of the Waiting Involved in Publishing

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You just wrote a novel. Yay! Now if you want to get traditionally published, you have to get a literary agent. This can be a very lengthy process, especially if you query agents in batches (which is the best way Continue reading 6 Ways to Deal with all of the Waiting Involved in Publishing

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

YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?

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As it turns out, there is a lot more on YouTube than just music videos and cute cat videos. There is an entire community of YouTubers who talk about books (referred to as BookTube). There are YouTubers who talk about activism Continue reading YouTube: A Good Resource for Writers?

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