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An Important Reminder about Titling Your Manuscript

I’m still struggling with the title of my manuscript.  I’ve been reading through draft two in preparation for sending it out to beta readers—or maybe in procrastination of sending it out—and I thought I found the perfect title.  237 more words

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Writing Tips - Utilizing Tropes

Hi all,

As much as many of us would like to not admit, we cannot help but find ourselves drawn to tropes – similar, recurring themes, elements, and plot devices in the stories we watch, hear, and read. 1,627 more words

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Using Pinterest for writing inspiration

I use pintrest a lot (I know I do). I use it for writing, for art, for home design. And so today I am going to offer a few simple tips on how to use Pinterest for novel inspiration. 373 more words

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How I Almost Destroyed My Writing Career Before It Even Started

My senior year of college, I wrote a mission statement for a grade. And for a long time before and after that, I didn’t take it seriously. 551 more words

Meg Dowell

Writing Tip: 157#

Good things to ask for feedback on, on your overall plotline and story:-

  • Plot structure
  • Characterization and character development
  • Flow and style
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Pace, tension and conflict
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An ongoing NaNoWriMo with more flexibility, and how you can join us

I’ve always been inspired by the idea of NaNoWriMo. In fact, A Thousand Roads started as a NaNoWriMo project back in November 2012.

That said, I didn’t “win” NaNoWriMo. 2,157 more words

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