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Backstory: The More You Know, The Less I Have To

Just in from teaching in Seattle and have NO VOICE. Hubby is a little more thrilled than he should probably show O_o. Anyway, the wonderful Piper Bayard is here for some more writing tips for those who want to NaNo. 1,542 more words

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Hurray, It's a an Update! - Plus NaNoWriMo and a Panda

My poor neglected blog… <sigh>…  Well, what’s it going to to do, run away to another writer?

It’s been a busy month since I last posted. 620 more words

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8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo

I promised not to leave you guys hanging with my last post. Now that I have a lot of you beating your shields ready for NaNo, I’m going to give you battle tactics to come out victorious (or maybe at least alive). 1,693 more words

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10 Tips to Organizing a Kick Ass Online Book Event

Today, one of our WANA instructors is here to talk about a topic that makes most of us want to throw ourselves in traffic. BUT Angela Ackerman, our… 1,342 more words

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The First & Most Crucial Step to OWNING NaNoWriMo

I love all of you, so it might be best to hear this from me. Sit down. We need to talk. Writers are….”different.” This might not be news to some of you, but I imagine others of you are in denial. 1,482 more words

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Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words

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stephanie-l-dockery reblogged this on The Night Owl's Guide to Reading and commented:

Great reminders here... What do you think? Are you a secret-keeper?  - sld

Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words

WANA

jenniferscoullar reblogged this on Jennifer Scoullar and commented:

I've pretty much finished my latest novel, Turtle Reef, except for one last read through. That means I'm taking a blogging holiday this week. But never fear, I'm reblogging a terrific post from one of my favourite bloggers, Kristen Lamb. This post is on the power of secrets in fiction. I hope you enjoy it!