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Writing Your First Draft: Staying Motivated

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It’s no secret that writing a novel is a pretty massive undertaking.

It takes a lot of time, determination, and grit. Plus, you have to be willing to read your own work while going, ‘What the #$%* was I thinking?’ 617 more words

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The Character Motivation Thesaurus

Writers Helping Writers is an amazing website I’ve recently stumbled across, and their Character Motivation Thesaurus is an excellent resource I just had share with all of you! 104 more words

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The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. 1,103 more words

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Five reasons on why a literary assistant might put down your book on a first read. Take a moment to read and the be sure to follow Christine Herman on Twitter at @christineexists

The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. 1,103 more words

Writing

4 Ways to Make a Scene Matter by Andrea Lundgren

In writing, we’re told to “kill our darlings” and get rid of the bits of writing we love if they don’t serve the story.

But what if we could take those little scenes and transform them into something useful, incorporating the elements that are near and dear to our heart with the plot? 52 more words

Allison D. Reid