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Category: Writing Tips

NaNoWriMo-Day 28

Are you close to the 50,000 word mark? Or are you trying to get a novel completed this month? Even if you don’t make it to the finish line, this is a great opportunity to use the next few days to get all your plot twists and conflicts written into the story. You can use them…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 26

  Four more days left and if you can see the finish line in sight but need some extra time, get all your errands and chores out of the way and then just concentrate on your story.

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NaNoWriMo-Day 25

We’re heading into the last five days of the challenge and maybe you need one last boost of energy. Are you the type of writer who likes to write in company? It’s not for me because I’m a people watcher and listen in on everyone’s conversation, but I know lots of authors who love to…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 24

Six more days to go and if you don’t think you’ll make it to the finish line, try moving ahead in your book’s storyline. I often have days where my fingers begin to slow down so I jump ahead to a part of the story that’s been in my head the longest and it seems to write…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 23

My tip for today is look at the challenge as one of the best exercises a writer can do. During this last week think about what’s frustrated you, what’s been a stumbling block, and on the other side of the coin, what’s worked for you and what’s made you productive. All this knowledge can be used to…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 22

The last full week of the challenge and it’s the home stretch so my tip is to just go all out, full steam ahead. Worry even less about being perfect. The finish line’s in view so just concentrate on one thing now and that’s getting to that 50,000 word mark.

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NaNoWriMo-Day 21

  Just nine more days to go until this year’s challenge is history. How is everyone doing? For those of you in the US, the challenge is the same month as Thanksgiving…and Black Friday too. Some people have told me they were doing fine until the holiday and then had to take over the cooking…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 19

  Today’s tip is something I switched to doing when I found my writing coming to a grinding halt. My fingers would be flying across the keys and I’d bring in a secondary character or mention that the character traveled someplace and didn’t have a name for said character or town etc. I use to…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 18

  Today’s tip isn’t just for NaNoWriMo but for every day. Lots of people tell me they start to write a short story or book and never seem to finish it because they can’t find time. Start looking at your writing in a whole new light. Think of it as a must do and make…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 17

  The first draft is never about perfection and neither should the book you write during NaNoWriMo. My tip for the day is to think about getting the story written and finished rather than worrying if it’s a good enough tale. Calling upon your the inner critic is for the second or even third draft. Just let those fingers…

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