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Quick Link: How I Wrote Two Full-Length Novels in 18 Months

Quick Link: How I Wrote Two Full-Length Novels in 18 Months

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Over at Lifehacker Nicole Dieker, who is obviously not a pantser, shares how she was able to successfully write two novels in 18 months.  She has some great tips for you to check out and see if anything is useful to you. […]

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What Are Pinch Points? And How Can They Make Your Book Easier to Write?

This post by K.M. Weiland originally appeared on her Helping Writers Become Authors site on 3/29/15. You may have heard of these little darlings called “Pinch Points.” Of all the important structural moments in your story, they’re the most likely to be neglected. They get lost amidst all the excited chatter about their bigger, flashier […]

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The Secrets of Story Structure (Complete Series)

This post by K.M. Weiland originally appeared on her Helping Writers Become Authors site. Note that while it references K.M. Weiland’s book based on her Story Structure blog series, after you click through to view the full post you’ll find links to her original blog posts in the series there. If there’s just one thing […]

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Selling LOTS of Books and Why Bright Ideas Can Go BADLY

This post by Kristen Lamb originally appeared on her blog on 6/19/14. Writers must understand structure if they hope to be successful. Yes, it might take five years to finish the first novel, but if we land a three book deal, we don’t have 15 years to turn in our books. And the key to […]

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Because Size Matters: McKee’s Four Tips on Writing a Big Story

This post by Jan O’Hara originally appeared on Writer Unboxed on 6/16/14. You know how certain types of feedback get under your skin like road rash, so that months or years later the grit is still working its way to the surface? Well, eons ago, as she contemplated a novel I’d set in my province, […]

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Creating Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Characters?

This post by K.M. Weiland originally appeared on her Helping Writers Become Authors site on 2/9/14. What if there were a sure-fire secret to creating stunning character arcs? Would you be interested in discovering it? If you care about connecting with readers, grabbing hold of their emotions, and creating stories that will resonate with them […]

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