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Category: Writing Tips

NaNoWriMo-Day 9

The start of the second week of NaNoWriMo and hope things have started well for you. My tip of the day is one that I know isn’t for every writer but for some it’s perfect. Sometimes finishing that day’s writing on a cliffhanger can jumpstart things when you return to it the following day. Maybe your character’s…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 8

The first week of the challenge is over so how are you doing? Tip of the day is if you find yourself slowing down switch to some dialogue laden scenes. The backwards and forwards, ping-pong effect of two or maybe three characters talking can sometimes help you get back into the swing of the story.

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NaNoWriMo-Day 7

Writing for long stretches can take its toll on your body, especially your hands and wrists causing pain that can make you want to quit. My tip of the day is make sure you take frequent breaks. Walk around, make a snack, or even take a nap.

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NaNoWriMo-Day Six

Tip of the day is have you figured out whether you write best when you have music playing or even the TV switched on? Perhaps you like the sound of silence. I used to have all my fav CDs blaring away, then switched to having the TV switched low in the background, but these days it’s…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Five

The fifth day of the challenge and hope you’re meeting your daily quota. If you’re not then maybe today’s tip will be of some help. If your fingers are hovering and not moving because you’re stuck someplace in your story, no problem. Skip ahead to a scene that’s not giving you some much trouble. You can always come back to…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Four

Hope the first three days of NaNoWriMo have been good ones for you. If not, don’t panic. Tip of the day- we all have days when we’re not that productive, maybe we even face a string of them, but don’t give up. Do something else and then reassure yourself you can get back on track the following…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Three

My tip today is about rewarding yourself. Once you’ve completed your word count for the day, step away from the computer.or your notebook and do something you enjoy. Whether it be watching your favorite TV show, walking the dog, or eating something you love like these cupcakes.

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NaNoWriMo-Day Two

Hope everyone got off to a good start yesterday. My tip of the day is to think like an athlete. Before they compete they warm up first. Sit down and free write for five or ten minutes before you start your NaNoWriMo project for the day. It’s the ideal way to get the muse into top gear and eases…

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NaNoWriMo-Day One

It’s day one of NaNoWriMo, and like I promised, I’m going to try and post a tip a day. First one is find a comfortable place to write. Do you prefer working at a desk, or having your laptop on your lap? Maybe you even prefer to curl up in a comfy chair and write…

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Picking the Right Title

I’m taking this great class on self-publishing and today the focus was picking the right title for your book. If you think a cover can turn a mediocre book into a bestseller, according to the instructor, so can the title. He shared with us this resource that I thought I’d pass onto you. Even if…

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