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EFT for Authors – That First Sentence

We tend to overburden that first sentence with an extraordinary amount of tasks. It’s supposed to draw in the reader. It’s supposed to be original, special and unmistakable. It’s supposed to represent the genre, type and atmosphere of the story. … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Beginner’s Block

It’s never easy to begin something new. Which is also very true for authors setting out to write their first story or novel. Many simply don’t know how. But they put pressure on themselves, trying to come up with the … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Not Original Enough

I’m seeing this time and again. It crops up in author forums, in FB groups, even in some writing advice books. And I can see it driving authors to despair. My story isn’t original enough! It’s basically an expression of … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – When characters misbehave

Sooner or later, this is going to happen to every author, unless you meticulously plan your novel and map it all out. (How much fun is that?) But if you’re even a bit like me and partly write for the … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Help, I’m stuck!

It’s basically inevitable: The day will roll around where you as author will get stuck in your writing. Maybe your main character doesn’t want to follow your plot line. Maybe the villain decides to become a good person. Maybe your … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Permission to Write

Time and again, I run into people who dream of being an author. Who dream of writing books, telling stories or teaching in a non-fiction book. And yet, they don’t. When we dig deeper, there is one common theme (there … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Introduction

Some of you already know that I don’t just do EFT, I also write books. Book full of adventure, with dragons, unicorns or even whales. I love creating worlds. I do so under a pen name, however. Now, writing is … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … 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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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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