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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: Make The Most Of A Scene Through The Senses – With A Simple List

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is one of those ideas who simplicity is brilliant!  At Writers Write Anthony Ehlers shares a simple list that you can use to get the most of out of using your senses to really bring the reader into the scene. ~ […]

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Quick Link: Herd Your CATS

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course, we are not talking about literal cats, more literary CATS. Or as James Scott Bell at Kill Zone describes it “Character Alone Thinking Scenes”.  While these types of scenes can be very powerful, they do have to be used at the […]

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Quick Link: The Do's and Don'ts of Naming Characters

Quick Link: The Do’s and Don’ts of Naming Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is so cool I had to share it! At well-storied, Kristen Kieffer hosts a Twitter chat group that discusses all kind of things writing. This particular example is about naming characters and she has a transcript because we can’t build a […]

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Quick Link: 5 Writing Tips: Harlan Coben

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is a short but good post at Publishers Weekly by bestselling author Harlan Coben. It amused me but still good words to write by. ~ * ~ 5 Writing Tips: Harlan Coben Working off my Rule 3, I’m going to skip […]

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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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Quick Link: How Do You Know When to Stop Expanding and Start Revising?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know about you, but I could write and write and never get to editing. So this article from Mary Carroll Moore at her site, How To Plan, Write, And Develop A Book, is a really good post for people like […]

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Quick Link: Writing scene breaks and transitions that develop your story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Creating a sense of time is really important to help your reader effortlessly engage in your story and keep track of when they are. At Now Novel, they have a great post with tips on how to write these types of scenes. […]

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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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