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Quick Link: That All-Important First Line

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The first line of your book can grab the reader and set the tone for your whole story! At Rachelle Gardner‘s site, she goes over what makes a great first line! ~ * ~ That All-Important First Line by Rachelle Gardner Let’s […]

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Quick Link: How to Be Your Own Editor: 5 Common Mistakes to Fix

Quick Link: How to Be Your Own Editor: 5 Common Mistakes to Fix

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Editing your own work is hard! Even if you hire an outside editor, and I totally recommend that you want to present the best work you can. Jo Linsdell at Writers and Authors shares a lovely checklist to help you edit your work. […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Dumb conversations!

Hello to all you writers and especially to all the NaNo’ers out there! How are you doing? Has your plot run out of steam? Or are your fingers flying off the keyboard? I am actually caught up on my daily numbers and am trying to push ahead as I have two very important birthdays this […]

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Quick Link: 5 Huge Mistakes Ruining the Romantic Relationships in Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hallelujah and Amen! I know this is about romantic relationships so it might not apply to everyone but I feel what Bella Pope is preaching. I see so many books with obviously unhealthy attitudes about sex and relationships that I had to share […]

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Throwback Thursday! Book Trailers: 11 steps to make your own

Book trailers are videos posted online and distributed via video networking sites like YouTube. These can be big budget blockbuster movie clips, or budget MovieMaker slides to music. You can make it an advert or a social media fun clip that people want to watch. It can be a human interest story made more like […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – World building is hard!

Hello! How are all you writers and NaNo’ers doing? I fell behind on my word count right away as of course all my client’s programs/servers/websites needed attention! But I managed to almost catch up on double Saturday.  I also donated because if you enjoy writing whether or not you participate in NaNoWriMo, they do a […]

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Quick Link: When Does a Writer Rest? It’s Time to Talk About Self-Care

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You know how much I love self care articles and with today being the first day of NaNoWriMo, a time when people go crazy writing, that this article from The Write Life would be perfect! ~ * ~ When Does a Writer […]

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NaNoWriMo is tomorrow! Are you prepared?

Hooray NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! Are you ready? Me neither but I am close.  The most I normally do is get a folder prepared in my Dropbox so I can work on my story anywhere. Dropbox is free to start off with and allows you to access your file almost anywhere. In my Dropbox folder, I […]

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Quick Link: Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Is it any wonder why I love Anne R. Allen and of course Ruth Harris when they do a great post like this? ~ * ~ Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book by […]

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Quick Link: 5 Tips for Creating Believable Fictional Languages

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s offering is a little selective – it’s for people who want to incorporate a fictional language into their story. Fictional languages have really grown with there now being professionals who do nothing but create fake languages. But that sounds expensive and […]

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The art of desensitization and how it can help your writing

If you have seen the trailer for the next Star Wars movie The Last Jedi then you have seen a Porg. It is that really cute creature that is sitting with Chewbacca and is pictured on the right. This particular Porg looks an awful lot like my latest rescue kitty, Prozie. Hang with me for […]

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If you build it they might not come, and that is ok.

I have talked before about writing because you have a story in you that needs to get out, or because writing is something that you love. The fact is, its quite probable that you will never become a millionaire by writing and that is ok. You might be able to make a decent living from […]

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Quick Link: Fast-Draft Writing for NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Less that two weeks until NaNoWriMo! So here is another prepping article from the folks at Writers Helping Writers! ~ * ~ Fast-Draft Writing for NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month by Writing Coach I am an advocate of intentional writing, which almost […]

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Quick Link: 5 Tips for Organizing Subplots

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Plots are of course the main point about your book. But the thing about plots is that there is usually a lot of other stuff going on at the same time, otherwise, your book would be as simple as a young child’s.  […]

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Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick Link: How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Live Write Thrive, C.S. Lakin always has great tips. With NaNoWriMo coming up I thought this would be a great help. ~ * ~ How You Can Avoid Making Structural Mistakes in Your Novel by C.S. Lakin I’ve spent more than […]

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