nanowrimo, writers-on-writing, writing, writing-challenge, writing-tips

4 Lessons I Learned from My First NaNoWriMo

Tackling this challenge for the first time kicked my butt! Photo by James Pond on Unsplash How long does it take you to write 1,667 words? An hour? Two hours? A couple of days? A month? How about doing it multiple times. Will it take even longer? Try 1,667 words every day for a
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creativity, fiction, inspiration, writing, writing-tips

How I Got Into the Mind of My Historical Fiction Characters

Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Weird ways of finding inspiration Last month I stretched my fiction muscles and wrote a short historical fiction piece. As a history major I love a good research session. Color-coding my notes might be classified as a fetish. Yet even with all the books I
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editing, editing-and-proofreading, Ideas, writing, writing-tips

How to Produce a Masterpiece with 5 Simple Editing Steps

Bringing writing, to its conclusion. Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash “To write is human, to edit is divine.” — Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft To get my writing ready to publish, I use a simple five-step editing plan. This can work whether you are editing a novel, college assignment
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beyourself, content-marketing, creativity, self-improvement, writing-tips

50–20–10–5

The Perfect Recipe for the Perfect Headline. Free image from Pixaby. It has side benefits. I wish I could lay claim to this. Alas, not my brainchild. That honor goes to www.grahamjones.co.uk But it’s been weeks now that I’ve been struggling with this headline issue. I’ve researched and then some. I’ve experimented with
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entrepreneurship, writers-on-writing, writing, writing-life, writing-tips

Writers, Quit Trying To Run The Same Race.

We already lost. It’s safe to say that James Patterson, Stephen King or insert some other famous author’s name here beat us to the finish line. Photo by KinKate (Creative Commons) You want to have great writing career. A popular blog with lots of comments. Writing full-time. Landing an agent. Getting a publishing
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