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#FirstDraft60 Day 3 -- Creating Your Story Bible

I haven’t heard much from anyone, so hopefully you’re actively working away, completing each day’s assignment and ready and eager for the next. (And if you’ve fallen behind, or if you’ve started late, don’t worry, there will be time later this month to play catch up.) 1,204 more words

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Who is our July/August $25 Amazon Card Winner?

The winner is…well, before I announce our bi-monthly winner, let’s talk about the winner of Roger Bruner’s book, The Devil and Pastor Gus. The book goes to… 172 more words

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#FirstDraft60 Day 2: Preparing Your Revisions Notebook, Style Sheet, and Research Repository

Part of doing a challenge like FirstDraft60 (for writing) or Whole30 (a food plan) is making sure that you’ve done as much preparation ahead of time as possible—so that during the actual challenge period (the 30 days of writing in October), you can focus on writing your story because you’re already organized and ready to go. 1,154 more words

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#FirstDraft60 Day 1: Welcome to the Sixty-Day First Draft Challenge!


Welcome to the official first day of FirstDraft60, a sixty-day challenge to plan and write a manuscript first draft. I hope you spent some time yesterday ruminating on the questions posed and reviewing the planned schedule for the challenge. 781 more words

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#FirstDraft60 -- An introduction and overview of the plan to complete a first draft in 60 days

As I mentioned on Saturday, I’m challenging myself, and you, to complete a first draft of a novel in the next 60 days. This was inspired by the book… 1,127 more words

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#FirstDraft60 - Let's Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days

Starting Monday, August 31, I’m going to challenge myself—and y’all—to an audacious project: to plan, prep, and write a first draft in 60 days.

For those who have completed… 352 more words

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The Golden Age for Small Publishers

By Jennifer Hallmark

For my post this month, I want to take a different spin on modern literature. Let’s look at some of the people creating modern literature. 1,225 more words

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