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Quick Link: How to Fix Any Plot Hole Like a Pro

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I hate plot holes. My day job requires me to be very logical and I try not to drive everyone around me nuts with it. But no matter how much I love a story, a plot hole will keep wispering in my […]

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Quick Link: 5 Steps To Naming Your Characters Effectively

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Ugh, I don’t know about you but I spend waaaaay too much time messing with my characters names, more than I spent worrying about my children’s names!  Thank goodness for MS search and replace!  Writer’s Edit has a great post on finding […]

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Quick Link: How Do You Know When To Start and End a Scene?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. How do you decide when a scene begins and ends? I just finished a story that was written well so that even though the story wasn’t the greatest, I kept having to read the next chapter because I wanted to know what […]

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Quick Link: Your Characters Must Earn Their Way Out of Trouble

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s post is from James Scott Bell, from Kill Zone, because I don’t like to think too much when I exercise either. I look for exciting movies that can pull me in, and away from the treadmill. However, no matter how exciting […]

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Quick Link: The Number One Enemy Of The Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What do you think the number one enemy of a writer is? I bet you will be surprised when you read Dawn Field’s pick over at Bookbaby Blog but after reading her post I am going to have to agree with her. […]

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Quick Link: 4 Methods for Developing Any Idea Into a Great Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you have a great story idea bouncing around your head but don’t know what to do with it? If you are like me, you probably have at least 5.  Elizabeth Sims, over at Jane Friedman has an excellent article on how […]

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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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