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NaNoWriMo 2015 ... It's Not Too Late

Early October. Are you organized?

Have you planned your schedule?

Are you still struggling for ideas or have you got the plot worked out and already know your main characters? 433 more words

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Let’s Be Honest: Writing a Novel is Complicated (Midweek Novel Update #20)

There are major differences between stand-alone novels, novel series and novel series with prequels. The nice thing about stand-alone novels is you get to figure out, and answer, most of the burning questions the readers have before the book comes to an end. 662 more words

Meg Dowell

Solution Saturday: My Plot Is Way Too Complicated

Take one look at your story. What do you see? An epic maze of plots and characters not even you can navigate? Well, good: at least you’ve found your way here so we can at least help you get back to the beginning again. 602 more words

Meg Dowell

I’m Getting Closer (Midweek Novel Update #15)

So if you haven’t heard, I’m writing a book.

You already knew that, if you’ve been keeping up with me for awhile (to those who followed this blog before 2015, kudos). 820 more words

Meg Dowell


Following our introduction to DC Fiona Griffiths in Talking to the Dead,  where, for me, the book hook sank its barb in deep, I was nearly let of the hook in… 394 more words

Book Reviews


While lying in this posh hotel bed with my Organic Baby’s foot in my face, I ponder the meaning of…the Internet. Yes. The Internet. I discovered it around 1998-1999. 323 more words

Novel Writing

More Practice Tips

Happy Tuesday everyone! I know I’m a day late but, truth be told, yesterday’s BBQ was fantastic! As I said last week, I’ve got a ton going on this month so we’re taking a break from the genre world and focusing on writing tips and tricks again. 565 more words