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NaNoWriMo: Five Tips To Help You Win

Ah, NaNoWriMo. It’s that wonderful time of year where writers around the globe tear an extra clump of their hair out every day for a month. Each new day equals a new clump of extracted hair. We figured it could be more aptly names. National Balding Month seems much more fitting… And guess what? It’s […]

Writing A Novel: What Is An Anti-Plot?

Writing a novel is like painting. Only… you don’t have paint, you don’t have a brush, and you don’t have any artistic skill at all. You just have your brain, the alphabet, and a big ole blank page. Yup. We think that pretty much sums it up. Previous Discussions We’ve already talked a lot about […]

A Poetry Prompt: Clarity

The Purpose This week’s prompt has arrived. This one is designed to make you focus on the bigger picture in your writing. You have freedom with the structure here. There’s no specific rhythm or pace to attempt – just go with the flow and see where it takes you. The main thing to take into […]

Writing A Novel: The One Page Plan Of Storytelling

Writing a novel is like frying an egg. You’re going to curse incessantly, get sweats from the heat, and create a whole lot of mess before you ever get it right. The Concept Of Planning There are many resources online that go into great detail about how you should plan your novel. Some say you […]

Writing A Novel: Do It For You

Writing a novel is like learning how to fly a plane. Only, there’s no one there to teach you, you have no fuel or wings, and the plane is actually made of paper. Yep, we think that about sums it up. The Journey Writing is a personal journey. It’s a journey that begins in your […]

Writing A Novel: Choosing Your Protagonist

Writing a novel is hard. It’s like trying to decide whether the chicken or the egg came first, while at the same time, cooking chicken in a freezer and frying eggs with a naked flame in the Alaskan snow. Writing a novel is hard. And that’s why we’re here to help. Your Main Character Matters […]

Writing A Novel: Discovering Your Writing Voice

Would it baffle you if we said that voice is just as important in writing as it is in singing? Well, it shouldn’t. Of course, with writing, we mean voice in a different way. When singing, it’s your physical voice that matters. But in writing, it’s the written voice – the tone your writing takes […]

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