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How to UP Your Word Count and Write Like a Boss! (Part 1)

Guest post by Sheryl Scarborough

I just finished the first draft of a new novel… my third.

I wrote it fast, with a vengeance.

280 pages, 63k words, 10 weeks. 1,016 more words

The Writing Life

strangewriter reblogged this on Strange Writer and commented:

Ever wanted to improve your wordcount? Here are some techniques to try... and I'll certainly be giving them a red-hot go also!

River City Writers' Conference

Put a bunch of writers in a room together, feed them, water them, give them things to do and other writers to talk to, and you’ll have a pretty good conference.   555 more words

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My GISHWHES Story... uh... Stories.

stands for ‘The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen’, and the organisation is the holder of 5 Guinness World Records.  It’s doing crazy stuff for a good cause; to quote their website: “Each year GISHWHES donates tens of thousands of dollars to the charity Random Acts and perpetrates thousands of charitable actions around the world.” 200 more words

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Authors Are A**Holes

Authors Are A**Holes | Rachel Thompson.

This article is brilliant and talks about marketing, marketing, marketing.  If you’ve written a book and are wondering how to make sales, this article will point you in the right direction while giving you an attitude adjustment. 6 more words

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On being invincible

“In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. 746 more words


A hunger artist

“Worry destroys the ability to write.”Ernest Hemingway

Maybe you’re familiar with Franz Kafka’s short story, A Hunger Artist, maybe you’re not. It doesn’t really matter. 784 more words


How to become an artist

It seems to me that we spend our childhood building our initial vision of the world. We do our best trying to answer as many questions as possible, and in our eagerness to understand everything around us, we name things and label them and we think that we’re absolutely certain that things are exactly how we see them. 1,139 more words