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Prepping for NaNoWriMo – Are you going to join this year? Please say yes!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. Are you ready? I know, I know, there is still almost three weeks before the first day but this is about when I like to start thinking about what I am going to write and what my writing goals are this year. I have made […]

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Quick Link: The Power of Decency in Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Doing a quick Quick Link post for today. I am not close enough to the Anaheim fire to see it but close enough that I can’t breath or see from allergies. My good wishes to the poor communities to the north that […]

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Quick Link: How Do I Make Dialogue Meaningful?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Dialogue is one area that I struggle with. It is important for a story but you want it to have a purpose. Just in time to practice before NaNoWriMo Hyu-Wai Loucks, posting at Elizabeth Spann Craig, has some great thoughts to help […]

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Quick Link: Psychology 101: Knowledge That Will Improve Your Writing – Part 1

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course I am going to like an article on phsychology and writing! But Robert Wood is correct, have some good psychological theories is key to understanding how we interact and how we are motivated. So head on over to Standout Books […]

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Quick Link: How to Slow Time for More Relaxed, Creative Writing Sessions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It has been really hectic lately on the homefront so the idea of being able to do anything slow and more relaxed sounds wonderful. Check out Colleen M. Story’s post at Elizabeth Spann Craig for tips on how to have a more […]

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Quick Link: What a Writer’s Conference Really Buys You

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I have only been to one writer’s conference and that was as a guest expert in eBook formatting for mostly biographically typed authors so I don’t think that counts. I would love to go but I barely make it to the NaNoWriMo […]

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Quick Link: Orchestrating the End of Your Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The end of your story is just as important as the beginning. Especially if you want readers to give good reviews and buy more of your work! Barbara O’Neal, posting at Writer unBoxed, gives some great insight on how to make your […]

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Quick Link: How To Generate Fresh Story Ideas And Approaches

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. My problem is I usually have more ideas than I can deal with but if you find yourself struggling to come up with a plot to write Liz Massey at Write to Done has got you covered. ~ * ~ How To […]

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Quick Link: Insights into Your Midpoint Scene

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Your midpoint scene is pretty important. That is when the reader thinks they have a handle on what is going on but then you throw more at them. C. S. Lakin has great advice on how to manage and get the most […]

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Quick Link: Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Author Miranda Nading, posting from Romance University, shares her wisdom on how do create outlines with little fuss. Do you have any outline secrets to share? ~ * ~ Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading by Miranda Nading After finding myself backed […]

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Quick Link: The Ingredients of a Great Series Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. One of the ways to boost your success as an indie writer these days is to write a series.  But not every character has the strength or depth to carry a series. James Scott Bell at Kill Zone wrote a great list […]

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Quick Link: What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create One?)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Who wouldn’t want to make a standout memorable character! Hannah Collins at Standout Books discusses what makes a character iconic and how you can apply this to your writing. ~ * ~ What Makes An Iconic Character? (And How Can You Create […]

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Quick Link: Six Simple Reasons Our Story Sucks & How to Fix It

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The esteemed Kristen Lamb doesn’t pull any punches but this is the kind of tough love we all need to provide a quality product. Gird your loins and head on over to make sure you are not making any suck-worthy mistakes. ~ […]

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Quick Link: What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Conflict is the pulse of the story. Without conflict, your story is really boring and short. But sometimes it is really hard to come up with enough conflict or compelling conflict. There are only so many times you can throw random accidents […]

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Quick Link: The engine in your book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Did you ever think of “Information density” when you write? Me neither. But according to Dawn Field at Bookbaby Blog, it is what pushes your story and after reading the article, I would have to say she is right. Find out for […]

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