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Writing Tip: Start with the End

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by Jen Brooks

“Where do you get your ideas?” Authors get this question a lot. For me the better question is “What do you do once you get an idea?” I’m lucky that I’ve never had a time when I’ve not known what to write next. Because my genres are fantasy and science fiction, I’m constantly observing and […]

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How to Write a Novel in 6 Easy Steps

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by Emma Chastain

I’ve wanted to write a book since I was in first grade, but for three and a half decades, I didn’t. Below, I’ve listed the six things that helped me finally get off my butt and do it. I’m an internet-addicted lazybones, and the tactics I used might not be relevant for more organized, motivated […]

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NaNoWriMo: Now What?

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by Keri Horan

Happy second-to-last day of NaNoWriMo!!! Now that the month is (almost) over, take a second to celebrate your achievements, whether you got to 500 words or 50,000 words. Great, excellent job. Now that that’s done, let’s talk about what happens next. Keep Going! So many of us completely and utterly failed to hit 50,000 words […]

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NaNoWriMo: Assessing Your Goals

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by Keri Horan

We’re officially half-way through NaNoWriMo which, depending on your progress so far, can either be a relief or a nightmare. I’m definitely in the latter camp, which is why I thought it’d be a good time to check in and talk about realistic goals. For context, here’s my word count so far: As you can […]

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NaNoWriMo: Beating Writer’s Block

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by Keri Horan

Hey everyone! Happy NaNo week two! How are we all feeling after the first seven days? Excited? Exhausted? Weary about Election Day? Well, don’t worry. No matter what your situation, you’re in luck. Week 2 is notorious for giving Wrimos everywhere a hard time, but it doesn’t have to. I guarantee you’re in a better […]

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NaNoWriMo Has Arrived!

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by Keri Horan

The day has finally come! After eleven months of waiting, it’s officially NaNoWriMo! For those of you who weren’t with us during our NaNoPrep, we’ve got tons of great resources for you: –What NaNoWriMo is and why you should do NaNoWriMo this year –How to set up your space –Tips from past NaNo winners –Software […]

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NaNoWriMo Series: Pace Yourself

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by Keri Horan

We’re officially ONE week away from the start of NaNoWriMo! How in the world did that happen?? Sadly, that means this is our last NaNo Prep post. It’s time to get serious, so we’re bringing you some seriously helpful tools this week. If you haven’t been with us since week one of our NaNo Prep, you […]

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NaNoWriMo Series: Writing Tech

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by Keri Horan

Welcome to our fourth NaNo prep post! November is creeping up, but don’t worry. There’s still tons of time to plan if you’re a planner, or procrastinate if you’re a pantser. If you haven’t been following our NaNoWriMo series, you can learn more about what NaNo is here, find tips about setting up your workspace here, […]

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NaNoPrep: Are You A Pantser or Planner?

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by Keri Horan

Last night, NaNoWriMo hosted a NaNoPrep twitter chat. In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights as the third post in our NaNoWriMo writing series. If you haven’t been with us since week one, that’s okay! Check out our intro to NaNo here (including why you should definitely, definitely do it […]

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