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Quick Link: Writing and Underwear: More Is Better

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This post isn’t about finding more time to write. Instead, it is about the benefits of finding different types of writing. At Indies Unlimited, Nicholas Forristal has quite the diverse writing resume and the skills that come from it. ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: How To Make Your Readers Believe the Unbelievable (Or, The Importance of Facts in Fiction)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Disney knew the importance of details in creating an over the top user experience. Colleen Oakley, guest posting at Writer Unboxed, knows that the details are important too, especially when writing. By getting your story straight, with all the facts in line, […]

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Quick Link: Why Do Readers Stop Reading?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What stops you from finishing a book? If you ever wondered why people have dropped your story, wonder no more! Head over to Writers Helping Writers to find out Becca Puglisi thoughts on why she gives up on a story and what […]

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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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Quick Link: Tracking Your Progress While Outlining and Revising

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am a loud and proud pantser, but after reading the post by Julie over at Pub Crawl, I may just have to think my approach. She shares her very adaptable process on how she keeps herself on track and her revisions clear. […]

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Quick Link: Character Motivation Entry: Gaining Fulfillment By Giving Back

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You get an idea for a book it usually includes an objective, even a pantser like me has that! But what about your character’s motivation? Motivation is different from the obstacles that your main character needs to overcome. You know the outcome […]

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Quick Link: Changing Horses Mid-Stream (or How to Not Panic Over a Mid-Book Structure Revision)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. You are sitting where ever you sit, writing and your story is going great. You are somewhere in the middle of the book and as you write a sentence you realize, this doesn’t make sense.  You have just found a major plot […]

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Quick Link: Don’t Kill Your Darlings—Give Them a Fair Trial!

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. There are a lot of articles out there that tell you how to kill your darlings but James Scott Bell at Kill Zone pleads for you to show them some mercy. Instead of killing them why not rehabilitate them? ~ * ~ […]

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Quick Link: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Character Descriptions

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you use character sheets to help with your character descriptions or do you just make it up as you go along? Do you struggle with describing characters in your story? Kaitlin Hillerich, owner of Inks and Quills, has the ultimate guide […]

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Quick Link: How to Fill the Gaps in Your Plot

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am so grateful to James Scott Bell at Kill Zone for writing this post! You know how it goes,  you have a great story and exciting things are happening to your characters.. until they don’t.  There are always down times where […]

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Quick Link: Finding Your Voice As A Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Finding your voice seems to be one of those things that seem so easy and yet can be so hard.  At least for me. Your voice as a writer should be about who you genuinely are. But my personality/writing style is all […]

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Quick Link: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: How to Build Fantastic Worlds

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Sometimes it seems difficult to create a few words on a page, nevermind a whole world. But if you write fantasy or fiction, world building kind of comes with the job. Not to worry, guest poster Kameron Hurley shares how she builds […]

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Quick Link: What Does It Mean To “Raise the Stakes”?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you ever stayed up all night reading, saying to yourself “just one more chapter” or “just one more minute”? These are the type of stories that loop you in and keep raising the stakes so you can’t put the book down […]

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Quick Link: How to Boost Your Career as a Writer by Creating an Irresistible Series

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am a big fan of series, not the ones that leave in cliffhangers and you can’t find a satisfying end – I hate those, but the ones where there is something new but the characters are familiar and the story has […]

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Quick Link: How Not to Crash-land an Ending

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We spend a lot of time talking about how to start writing but you need to have a strong finish as well. Something that satisfies readers but leaves them wanting more. Sonja Yoerg likes to have very neat and tidy endings, sometimes […]

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