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Battling the Mid-Month Boogie Monsters

It never fails. Whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNo or simply your own timed writing challenge, the middle is always the hardest part. If this is your first Camp NaNoWriMo, you may have heard the campfire stories of mid-month boogie monsters that capture your plot bunnies, steal your enthusiasm, and sneak up on you just when you thought things were going well. 681 more words

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To Edit, or Not To Edit...During Camp NaNoWriMo

Hey all you WriMo’s! How’s the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo been treating you? How are your word counts looking? Steadily inching toward your goals? 590 more words

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Reaching Your Camp NaNoWriMo Word Count Goal

Greetings, everyone! Today marks the first day of April. For many, that means a day full of whoopee cushions, workplace pranks, and taking years of our families’ lives with some ill-humored jokes… but aside from April Fool’s Day, April 1st brings the first day of… 601 more words

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How to be a Better Writer

I am aware that I am not an expert, nor am I extensively published(you can check out my published work at Videshimagazine.com). However, I do have tips on how to be better at what you do, whether it’s for class or for your work of fiction, so lets get started.

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The Value of an Idea Box

This month, we’ve been giving you readers a number of mix-and-matched prompts picked at random from your own contributions for the Story Shuffle game. As you may have guessed, the value of an exercise like this is multi-faceted: it expands your horizons, gives you ideas, opens the door for your imagination to take over, and teaches you to just write. 555 more words

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Tips and Tricks for Camp NaNoWriMo

The countdown has begun: less than 20 days to the first Camp NaNoWriMo session of 2014. Whether this is your first NaNo or your seventh, it’s going to be a challenging month. 883 more words

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5 of the Biggest Threats to Your Writing (and How to Overcome Them)

As writers, we face a ridiculous amount of obstacles when it comes to getting words on the page. From internal issues to external pressures, we are constantly battling to do what we love: write. 1,222 more words

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