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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 – Can I even do this?

Today is day 2 of NaNoWriMo. Maybe you struggled getting the necessary word count yesterday (1,667 words, btw.). Maybe, like me, you didn’t even make it that far. Maybe you already doubt you can do it again because it was … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Write Every Day

Part of self-care is to maintain who we are. Or to work towards who we want to be. For a writer, that means writing. Preferably every day. I know it’s hard. I know I’m not doing it all the time … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Watch your Thoughts

“Thoughts become things.” – Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe Now this may sound very, very woowoo. Very spiritual and quite useless for everyday life. It isn’t. Because how we think about ourselves, our writing, our lives – all of … Continue reading

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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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