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Word Counts As Writing Goals

At a reading last summer, while I was introducing the world to Deception Island, one of the people attending asked me whether I give myself a quota, a writing goal for each day. 764 more words

Writing Advice

How to write a novel in 5 steps

  1. Write beginning, middle and end on three post-its.
  2. Space two feet apart on floor. Fill gaps with two more post-its to bridge them. Repeat.
  3. Order every chapter this way.
  4. 34 more words

Saturday Six Minute Challenge

It’s another busy weekend but I hope you can find at least six minutes to write. Squeeze it in where you can. Write while you’re eating breakfast. 241 more words


Writing Excuses: Q and A

(These are my notes and thoughts in relation to the Writing Excuses podcast Season 1, episodes 18 ‘Q&A session’. I will also disseminate this information to the topical sections of my resource section). 1,118 more words


Feeling a little like Rocky.

You know when you work on a story (and work on it and work on it) and the whole time you’re writing it you’re just not sure how you’re going to end it, then all of a sudden it hits you and you say to yourself: “That’s brilliant, it couldn’t possibly end any other way,” and then you get up from your desk, fist pump the air, and walk away in triumph? 22 more words


The Write Start by Dellani Oakes

I had the wonderful opportunity a few months ago, of meeting a young man who is interested in writing. He said he has ideas for a book, but isn’t sure how to begin. 357 more words

Dellani Oakes