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NaNoWriMo Special – What now?

NaNo is over. The rush is over. The forced writing is over. And the divine inspiration and mad sprints are over. What remains might be a sense of accomplishment and… exhaustion. That’s totally okay. Acknowledge both. Celebrate. Get some rest. … 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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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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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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Writers’ Block: Must Write a Novel

With this post, we move into the realm of beliefs about your product: The STORY First of all, many beginning writers I know believe they must write at least a novel. A real book. Something “big”. And a series is … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Flow or C..p

As writers, we demand a lot of ourselves, and we hold expectations about how our writing has to happen. One of those is that we have to be in flow in order to produce beautiful sentences and paragraphs. That’s what … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Waiting for Inspiration

I’ve seen many, many writers who believe they need to be inspired in order to actually sit down and write. Or that they need inspiration to write a great piece of art. Here’s the tale of someone who things along … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

Three simple things… but what if they could tell a story? If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group. You’ll find even more inspiration, and lots of support … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

Have fun with this image – how could these things work together in a story? If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group. You’ll find more inspiration and … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – Successful Outcast

Family system dynamics play a very important role for our success, as well. That’s because each individual family system has rules of its own. Rules that define who may be a member of the family, and who may not. How … Continue reading

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