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Conquer NaNoWriMo – This is so hard!

NaNoWriMo has been going on for two weeks now. If you’re like me, you’re more or less on target for the 25,000 words mid-month. If you’re like most of my writing buddies on the NaNo site, you’re behind. And yet, … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Help, I’m Stuck!

NaNoWriMo has been going for a week, and you’ve probably run into the bane of writing: You got stuck. Brain: Empty. Inspiration: None. Story: Utterly stuck in a dead corner And it’s easy to either panic in that moment or … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Marketing

Now, first of all, I have to admit something terrible: I don’t have the key to successful marketing, either. I have no magic script, no sure-fire solution – and to be honest, I’m not good at it, either. Yet. Because … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – The Bad Guys

Last week we talked about characters in general, but this week, we’ll talk about a special kind of character: the villain. The bad guy or gal. The nasty person that’s in our hero’s way. And it’s so easy to fall … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

Hmmmmmmm. A book. And eye and a house. What could be going on here? Only you can tell the story! If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – No Plot! Arghhh!

When NaNoWriMo took off, Chris Baty, who instigated it, wrote a book called “No Plot, No Problem”. In fact, it is lying on my desk right now. Now, most authors fall somewhere on the spectrum that has plotters on one … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – Introduction

In 1999 a bunch of young men had a weird idea: Can we write a novel in just a single month? They knew it was a silly idea. They had no experience in writing. No classes. No clue. No plot. … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Conclusion

I hope I could show you that there are many, many “good” reasons for you to feel blocked when you want to write. And even though all those reasons are “in the mind”, they don’t mean you’re lazy or mad. … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

What have we here? Why would a heroine need a tree, a moon and a light bulb? Only you can tell that particular story. If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Must. Be. Original

Let’s take a look at Helen, who has a huge problem with her writing. Helen has a story that’s dear to her heart, and she really wants to tell it. But then she realizes her hero is the typical young … Continue reading

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