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What's in a name? Coming up with titles for our stories

Of all the aspects of writing craft we talk about, one that’s rarely touched on is coming up with a title. A catchy title can sell a book, but it also needs to hint at what readers will find beyond the cover. 402 more words

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Writing experiments and a Midweek ROW80 check-in

It has been an interesting week writing-wise. This week I’ve challenged myself to write 2,000 words per day. It worked yesterday and Monday—2,921 words on Monday and 2,325 words on Tuesday. 370 more words

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One trait writers need to succeed

What traits does a writer need to succeed? Discipline, of course. Persistence. And, yes, patience—the writer’s road can be a long and bumpy one. But I think, in all of our discussion about what traits make a successful writer, there’s one we often overlook: curiosity. 386 more words

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Midweek ROW80 check-in

Summer is flying by. It’s hard to believe that it’s August and autumn is right around the bend.

There’s not too much to report this week, so I’ll jump right into the midweek ROW80 check-in. 193 more words

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

Over the years, I’ve come to accept that feelings like fear, anxiety, and doubt are part of the creative process. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of sharing our work with others…All of these feelings come and go. 213 more words

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Mirror Moments in Fiction: Does your story have one?

I’m currently reading James Scott Bell’s “Write Your Novel from the Middle,” which I can’t recommend highly enough. It has me looking at my current WIP from a whole different angle. 368 more words

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The Well of Ideas: Sunday ROW80 check-in

As writers, we’re often asked if we’re worried we’ll run out of ideas—or simply where our ideas come from in the first place. For me, my stories often come to me as a single image. 316 more words

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